The Stoic Handbook by Jon Brooks

Stoic Internal Goals Stop You From Ever Losing

October 04, 2023 Jon Brooks
Stoic Internal Goals Stop You From Ever Losing
The Stoic Handbook by Jon Brooks
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The Stoic Handbook by Jon Brooks
Stoic Internal Goals Stop You From Ever Losing
Oct 04, 2023
Jon Brooks

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In this exploration of Epictetus' Enchiridion Chapter 19, we delve into the profound Stoic understanding of success and failure. 

Many in today's society grapple with feelings of envy and frustration, often due to external factors beyond our control. Epictetus teaches that true freedom and happiness lie in understanding the distinction between what we can and can't control. Instead of competing in external contests that can lead to inevitable defeat, one should focus on personal growth and character. 

Succumbing to envy and placing value on external achievements only leads to unhappiness. True success is anchored in good character and the wisdom to recognize it. Remember, freedom is about looking beyond outward appearances and valuing our internal essence.

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🚨 Watch the video version of this podcast over on my YouTube channel: https://youtu.be/H6QUMkbjWqY?si=exfXyM1QXiLVkojE

In this exploration of Epictetus' Enchiridion Chapter 19, we delve into the profound Stoic understanding of success and failure. 

Many in today's society grapple with feelings of envy and frustration, often due to external factors beyond our control. Epictetus teaches that true freedom and happiness lie in understanding the distinction between what we can and can't control. Instead of competing in external contests that can lead to inevitable defeat, one should focus on personal growth and character. 

Succumbing to envy and placing value on external achievements only leads to unhappiness. True success is anchored in good character and the wisdom to recognize it. Remember, freedom is about looking beyond outward appearances and valuing our internal essence.

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