Writings from Socrates, Plato, Confucius, Marcus Aurelius, Epictetus and other philosophers remind us to master our time, focus, energy, mindfulness and attention to get things done.
How is stoicism relevant to being productive and getting meaningful work done?
The Stoics focus on two key things:
1) How can we lead a fulfilling and meaningful life?
2) How can we become better human beings?
How to do this today:
Ask yourself as you begin working on something… is this the best use of my time now?
Then, identify your high energy and focus times for you. Plug these items into the appropriate time slots so that you can maximize your time, energy and focus.
“Some things are within our power, while others are not. Within our power are opinion, motivation, desire, aversion, and, in a word, whatever is of our own doing; not within our power are our body, our property, reputation, office, and, in a word, whatever is not of our own doing.” — Epictetus
Ancient philosophers preach the importance of an action mindset, and against worrying unnecessarily in our pursuit of a better life.
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