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You guys should checkout The Daily Stoic by Ryan Holiday. Best book I've read so far this year #thedailystoic #ryanholiday
"True happiness is to enjoy the present without anxious dependence upon the future." - Seneca⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ .⠀ #stoic #stoicism #philosophy #lifequote #inspiration #inspirational #wisdom #dailywisdom #qotd #seneca #successful #entrepreneur #selfhelp #timferris #ryanholiday #toolsoftitans #dailystoic #stoicelite #stoicgorilla #wise #consciousness #science #art #logic #mindful #positivity #photooftheday #onnit
#amreading #egoistheenemy by #ryanholiday At the end of my first semester of my final year last December I read a book called '52 Cups of Coffee', by Megan Gebhart. As a student, she was facing graduation and the uncertainty of what she was to be faced with next in her life. Drawn into this book, I read it eagerly, keen to learn from her inquisitive, undaunted conversations with a fresh face from all walks of life. Each chat, weekly, over a cup of coffee, discussing experiences, and the trials and tribulations they had encountered. For me, I couldn't have read it at a more perfect time; with my graduation around the corner, and being challenged with life's cliff edge, being between university and the working world. --- Similarly 'Ego Is The Enemy' is changing my perceptions of how to pursue my life goals in a less egotistical way. I'll admit, during my time at university I was sometimes clouded by competitive thoughts that deterred me from my work, when I should have ignored others successes or projects, focussing solely on my own. Though this isn't necessarily a problem, as healthy competition can fuel our best results; to my advantage in my own work I would strive to test written & filmmaking practices my peers weren't trying or had even thought of. I did find it necessary to fight for my positions, which I'd repeat without a doubt. But from reading Ryan's words, I feel I could have improved more if I'd taken a route to success without the power hungry feeling I craved deep down. My professionalism often hid my craving, so it rarely surfaced, but from his very words, I am thankful to now have a better understanding of how to see, achieve and handle my goals, and possible future successes. --- I'm halfway through, looking forward to finishing it, and reading more of @ryanholiday's work. #megangebhart #52cupsofcoffee
Ever since watching this interview between @ryanholiday and @garyvee this moment stuck with me. It was also super fun to get back into full text animation videos, they were my first time in my professional life that I was considered as an animator rather than someone who is learning animation.
Always adapt, think positive and move forward ❤🙌✌ Thanks for the great book🙏 #ryanholiday #marketing #reading
For every person this can be a problem but it can be managed through basic self awareness - continues to amaze me what n issue it is in the performance field - stop attacking others n just run your own race #egoistheenemy #ryanholiday
Focus on what's within your control, rather than what's not 📖 Easier said than done, you might say. And perhaps that's true. I might even agree with you. Still, it's something we should always aim for. Time spent worrying over things we can't change is time wasted, and it won't make us happier. Better then, to use your energy towards what you can actually influence; in this present moment. Remind yourself of that this week, as you deal with people and problems that you rather not: you might not control every single situation, but what you can control is your emotions and your actions.
6/6 "When you do your best and things don’t work out, find out why so you can do better next time" If one of your great ideas gets rejected or you don’t get the job you applied for, it’s natural to feel frustrated. After all, our egos tell us that we’re entitled to receive rewards – but the world doesn’t always work in accordance with our plans. Sometimes, we don’t get a promotion or close a sure deal, even though we did our best. So how do we confront this? Rather than feeling disappointed, we can start by acknowledging the work we’ve done and recognize that we can’t always control the outcome of that work, or people’s opinions of us. An unexpected result should be welcomed as an opportunity to honestly reflect on our performance. And on the other side, we should remember that lucky breaks are not the same as success that comes from hard work. So, again, we have to be honest with ourselves about our performance. Take the example of the New England Patriots football team. They selected Tom Brady in the sixth round of an entry draft, and he turned out to be one of the greatest quarterbacks in NFL history, leading the Patriots to four Super Bowl titles. However, instead of congratulating themselves for having found such a great player in such unexpected circumstances, the Patriots were determined to improve their scouting program, so they would identify talent like Tom Brady again. The next time something doesn’t go the way you expect it to, take the time to understand why. Improve your best efforts and you’ll give yourself a better chance in the future 📚 Blinkist® #egoistheenemy #ryanholiday #book #read #knowledge #enemy #tailopez #stoic #philosophy #inspiration #tedx #wisdom #reading #lifestyle #love #plato #psychology #learn #introvert #bestseller #awareness #soulmate #mustread #nonfiction
It’s always a choice. Working on this daily. #Thedailystoic by #RyanHoliday and #StephenHanselman #epictetus #corevalues #personalgrowth
“The tranquility that comes when you stop caring what they say. Or think, or do. Only what you do.” - Marcus Aurelius⠀👇👇👇 -----⠀ As the famous line from Fight Club goes,⠀ .⠀ “We buy things we don't need, to impress people we don't like”⠀ .⠀ A bold statement, but if we look around we find a lot of truth to it.⠀ .⠀ Have you ever experienced a happiness-high from a shiny new tech gadget…⠀ .⠀ only to come crashing down once the newness fades away? .⠀ It is easy to get caught in the trap of thinking we can find peace of mind by acquiring more “things,”⠀ .⠀ But as I’m sure we’ve all experienced, that cannot be further from the truth.⠀ .⠀ Lasting peace of mind can only happen when we look within ourselves.⠀ .⠀ Reflection Question: Have you spent time looking within today?
I received these two beauties from @dailystoic today, and I couldn’t be happier. . . . The first reads “Memento Mori” or “Remember you will die.” This stoic mantra is meant to invigorate you. The thought of your impending mortality should motivate you to make your short time on Earth worth it. . . . The other reads “Amor Fati” or “Love the Fate.” If you truly do embrace your mortality, it is impossible not to view every work of fate as a blessing. It is our lot in life not to bear the fate, endure the fate, but LOVE the fate. Every obstacle is a blessing; an opportunity to learn, grow, and prosper. . . . These two sayings should motivate you to take action. Take action in your health, in your relationships, in your professional life, or any other area that needs action. Don’t waste your blessings, you’ll only be here for a short time.
*Available Ego is the Enemy Holiday, Ryan (Author) Description Publication Date: 17 August 2017 “While the history books are filled with tales of obsessive, visionary geniuses who remade the world in their image with sheer, almost irrational force, I’ve found that history is also made by individuals who fought their egos at every turn, who eschewed the spotlight, and who put their higher goals above their desire for recognition.” – from the Prologue Many of us insist the main impediment to a full, successful life is the outside world. In fact, the most common enemy lies within: our ego. Early in our careers, it impedes learning and the cultivation of talent. With success, it can blind us to our faults and sow future problems. In failure, it magnifies each blow and makes recovery more difficult. At every stage, ego holds us back. The Ego is the Enemy draws on a vast array of stories and examples, from literature to philosophy to history. We meet fascinating figures like Howard Hughes, Katharine Graham, Bill Belichick, and Eleanor Roosevelt, all of whom reached the highest levels of power and success by conquering their own egos. Their strategies and tactics can be ours as well. But why should we bother fighting ego in an era that glorifies social media, reality TV, and other forms of shameless self-promotion? Armed with the lessons in this book, as Holiday writes, “you will be less invested in the story you tell about your own specialness, and as a result, you will be liberated to accomplish the world-changing work you’ve set out to achieve.” Product Details ISBN-10: 1781257027 ISBN-13: 9781781257029 Publisher: Profile Books Ltd Language: English Paperback: 256 Pages Product Dimension (L x W x H): 19.80 x 12.90 x 1.80 CM Shipping Weight: 0.25 Kg 👆👆👆