It’s one thing to put bread and wine away in a store room and another to eat them
Epictetus makes the point that eating bread and wine gets used and absorbed by the body whereas just leaving on the shelves does nothing until eaten and compares it to philosophy (and other studies)
What is the point in study if all you are going to leave what you learnt on the shelves to gather dust
When we study or even get an insite from a film or book we must use it and embody it
Otherwise what’s the point
To say you know something and maybe impress someone
When we embody something we have learnt we improve our lives and the time we spent studying was not wasted
Embody your studies
Comfort is the enemy
When Cole was talking about how he didn’t become a professional basketball player he said that it was because he wasn’t putting in the work,
He said he was playing ball every day, but he wasn’t working with coaches and practicing drills, he was pretending to do something…
Then when his friends pointed out that he was doing the same thing with his rap career
He was like oh shit and it woke him up that he was just working in his comfort zone
So he would write a song or a verse and make a beat before he went to the studio.
He would do 7 minute drills where for 7 minutes he would write.
Comfort is the enemy, comfort cost him his basketball career and almost cost him his rap one too
Do the work
Level Down, So you can level up
I know I wrote this post a few weeks back (Where in your world do you need to level up)
And this post is more the opposite, Where do you need to level down.
Because we all want to accomplish so much, So we take on too much and accomplish nothing.
We try to help others, Try and do five things at once and we become overwhelmed and drained, then do nothing.
Somewhere in your world, you need to Cut back on, So you can level up elsewhere, where it will make a difference to your life, SO you can make a difference in other lives as well.
You can’t do everything and in trying you’ll do nothing.
Entering into any infection with compromised health, Leads to poorer outcomes
Entering anything with poor health (I.e. Mindset, Attitude, Health etc) will compromise your outcomes.
I’ll give it a try, whilst playing on your phone not giving it your full attention, then that course is not going to be life-changing.
Neither is that diet of your craving the Pizza and alcohol two days into it,
Or the relationship if you’re swiping on other girls during your date.
Whatever we do in life, Our jobs, our relationships, surviving an illness if our health, attitude, commitment is compromised then we are fighting an uphill battle.