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Digest first

Digest them first, and you won’t vomit them up

Epictetus

Digest what?

Our food, our emotions, our thoughts, what we have read or learnt

We humans have the tendency to learn something new and then proclaim tithe world our new found knowledge

Someone invests in Crypto and that’s all better talk about, vomiting over everyone even though they dont fully understand what they are saying

Same with an opinion, because so and so said something and you agree but the minute someone questions you, your speechless
Digest first, soak it all in, learn the principles but then live them,

Dont call yourself X,Y or Z just live it.

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Live Up To What They Taught You

The best way there is to thank a teacher…
Is to live up to what they taught you

-Ryan Holiday

I don’t think that there could be anything more fulfilling as a creator than knowing your work had impacted and changed someone’s life…

A teacher can be from a book or some random person you met in the street and everything in between…

I know from working in the fitness world that it’s frustrating when you spend months, years working with someone and then as soon as they leave, They revert back to their old habits…

I’ve also been the dude to read books on a topic and not implement so I am just as bad I guess…

But the principle is simple, Learn something, Implement it, You improve your life and automatically fulfil your teachers legacy.

So Show Your Gratitude and Do What They Taught You.

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But where is the tutor for me

‘They say life is a test’
‘But where is the tutor for me’

-J Cole

Every day we get tested by things we were never taught, in fact, most things today that test us were not around 100,000 years ago whilst were evolving.

It’s a totally new environment

We get tested by
Money issues,
Relationship issues,
Stress and work issues,

A lot of the time we’re silently screaming for some help but we never know where to look,

We don’t even know we can seek help,

But today you can search google for the answers to your problems,
Watch youtube videos
buy books
and there are mentors in almost everything out there…

If your looking for a tutor start with one of them,

They won’t solve your problem because that requires work but they are like a lantern on a dark path.

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Improvisation

I had a cool idea for a post today, but then I forgot what is was, so now I’m just kind of improvising as I go,

Because sometimes we can just sit and think too much and get nothing done whilst waiting for a bit of inspiration

Or we can just start something, good or bad it doesn’t matter because it will get the juices flowing and something good may come of it

What stands In the way becomes the way as Marcus Aurelius would say

It’s a bit like when your feeling anxious about something, say a job Interview,

Well during the interview your not anxious because your there in the present but worrying about is in the future

So action helps stop anxiety

We can think or we can do
We can worry or we can take action
We can let obstacles stop us, or we can use them to drive us forward

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We need to practice

We don’t become virtuous by reading Epictetus or Seneca, We need to practice – Massimo Pigliucci

Practice, Practice, Practice that’s all we’re doing, all day every day,

The question is what are you practising?

Are you practising what you said you would or are you practising talking or quitting…

Talking about how you’re going to do this and how your going to do that Or quitting this because it didn’t work the first time

Jerry Seinfeld was booed off stage the first time he performed, did he quit… no, He practised