Think of your #1 goal or dream… What if you did it? Or what if you never did? What are the potential benefits of going for it vs. the potential costs of not? & The philosophy of: Tim Ferriss’ Fear Setting (and what Stoicism –and this cow–’s got to do with it)

What’s your dream? Or your greatest goal? What’s the one thing that most wish for, want or would love to give a go? Well, if you went for it, what you would first possibly gain, and possibly lose if it didn’t go the way you wanted? And if it didn’t …

The Stoicism of: The Onion – On Trials, challenges, life, death, good times and bad (and hot and cold showers).

Though at first this article seems like The Onion are taking the piss out of (and they might be) Stoic approaches to misfortune, trials, life, death, gratitude, nature and the indifference of the universe, and good and bad times (and even taking cold showers) reveals itself as you peel the layers, much like …

The Stoicism of: Tom Brady & Bill Belichick – The past is no indicator of present or future success. Do your job. This job right now.

The NFL regular season has only 16 games (compared to 82 in the NBA, same in the NHL and 162 in hockey, for comparison). Also, only 12 out of the 32 teams make the playoffs (which are all one off games, also, significanltly less than the other major sports which …

The things we most avoid doing are the things that we should. Now. (& The Stoicism of: Tim Ferriss & Former champion weightlifter Jerzy Gregorek)

That thing you’re avoiding doing, that conversation you’re avoiding having, that decision you’re afraid to make… do it. Now. Before you do it, you are chained to fear of it, and fear and paralysis from inaction and the status quo. Be honest with yourself and with the people in your …

The Stoicism(?) of Seattle Seahawks coach Pete Carroll – Did the Seattle coach just undermine his own belief in his players (and/or in himself)? [+ The -for reals- Stoicism of: LA Chargers Quarterback Philip Rivers]

Seattle head coach Pete Carroll is one of the most recognisable Stoics in the world (at least in the world of sports). And today, the Seattle Seahawks needed to win to make the NFL playoffs. But not only that, they needed another result to go their way, in a game that …

The Stoicism of: Chloe (the ‘Wow we’re going to Disneyland do I look like I give a fuck’ girl)

Stoicism’s about focusing on and thinking only about the things you can control. And forgetting about the things you can’t. It’s about focusing on now, and not taking anything–past, present or future–for granted. Because one, your future’s not guaranteed AT ALL, two, at any moment you could leave life, and three, it’ll be over …

Here’s my review of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations (and Stoicism): Just look at the state of the book. [+ The philosophy of: Marcus Aurelius]

6 weeks ago, my copy of Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations looked like this: And yesterday, after consciously taking my time to read as little of it every day as possible (so as to think about and most importantly try put it into practice) I finished. Just over a month later (not 20 years, as …