Discipline Is Destiny: A NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER
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The Stoics believed that, in the end, it’s not about what we do, it’s about who we are when we do it. They believed that anything you do well is noble, no matter how humble or impressive, as long as it’s the right thing. That greatness is up to you—it’s what you bring to everything you do.
Some people give up by choosing the targetless path; on the other hand, many keep trying to achieve their whole way. It is essential to maintain a balance between these two. One doesn't take care of the body because to abuse it is a sin, but because if we abuse the temple, we insult our chances of success as much as any god. Gehrig was fully ready to admit that his discipline meant he missed out on a few pleasures. He also knew that those who live the fast or the easy life miss something too-they fail to fully realize their own potential. Discipline isn't deprivation . . . it brings rewards.And when you achieve less than your target, do not give up and keep trying. Remember that we make standards of working towards them with full inspiration, not because we can use them as an excuse to leave our target. Defeat is not forever. And this is an opportunity to move forward. He makes Stoicism about work success but it should be about self improvement, which can then lead to work success.
Ask yourself if your feelings are genuine or if another option exists to fix the situation. Don’t let fear or anger take over your mind. I'm including part of it here; mainly for my own future reference. I've covered it with a spoiler, for those not interested:Adam Sisman`s definitive biography, published in 2015, revealed much about the elusive spy-turned-novelist; yet le Carré was adamant that some subjects should remain hidden, at least during his lifetime. #TheSecretLifeOfJohnLeCarré is the story of what was left out, and offers reflections on the difficult relationship between biographer and subject. More than that, it adds a necessary coda to the life and work of this complex, driven, restless man. Book Genre: Nonfiction, Personal Development, Philosophy, Productivity, Psychology, Self Help, Spirituality