A Stoic Response to Rejection

“A good person dyes events with his own color…and turns whatever happens to his own benefit.” — Seneca So your project wasn’t funded, your idea was tossed aside, the public didn’t love your book or movie, your boss just said, “We don’t need you anymore,” the beautiful stranger you hit it off with has suddenly … Continued

Amor Fati: Learning To Love And Accept Everything That Happens

One of your greatest assets is your willpower, your decision-making, your discipline. This is what we’re told. It’s also what we see. Most of us wouldn’t be where we are without hard work or ability to change our circumstances. And so we come to expect that the world will always respond in kind. That it … Continued

A Stoic Response to Fear

“We are more often frightened than hurt; and we suffer more from imagination than from reality.” – Seneca Maybe you are facing a difficult conversation you’ve been putting off for months. Or you’re about to embark on a new project that tests you to your limits. Or it could be a job change, moving to … Continued

You Always Have A Choice

No matter what happens, you have a choice. Someone insults you, you choose whether you’re going to be offended, whether you’re going to respond, whether you’re going to let it go. You roll your ankle in a game, you decide whether you’re going to tough it out or rest. You knock over a cherished family … Continued

Let It Sink In

“The biggest thing for me is, when I find myself irritated or feeling annoyed, to let that thought sink in: ‘This is fine. It’s actually fine’. It always is, of course. It’s fine because it’s (at least for the most part) nothing to do with me. Even if it takes a while to properly take … Continued