The philosophy of Stoicism is steeped in actionable advice that we can apply to nearly all aspects of our lives. There are several that have been influential on me and my development over the years.
Today’s favorite quote comes from Epictetus and his Discourses composed by his student, Arrian.
First, say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.Epictetus. Discourses. II.XXIII
WHY THIS QUOTE MATTERS TO ME
This quote is a constant reminder to take action. Do not debate. Do not hesitate. Pick your course. Decide what you want. Decide what you want to be. Once you do that, go after it. Do not debate and waste time. Do not argue. Just go and do work in pursuit of your goal.
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