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The evil that men do lives after them

The evil that men do lives after them; the good is oft interred with their bones

Shakespeare

In Ryan Holidays lives of the stoics book, he mentions one stoic that we know very little about,

History does mention any of the good he did or said,

It just remembers him for the one act of slander he did and that’s how he will be remembered.

Marcus Aurelius once said –

You could leave life right, so remember that with all you say and do

Meaning any act could be your last.

That day your having an off one, and you snap at someone or make a bad call in the heat of the moment…

That one time could wipe out all the good you have ever done.

We’ve seen it countless times in the modern day too,

One tweet could cost somebody their career, their legacy.

If it’s not right dont do it, if it’s not true dont say it (Marcus Aurelius I think)

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Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit

‘We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.’ – Aristotle⠀

Does this even need a caption?⠀

Have you ever watched someone work & they live for that work, Like a salesman whos been in sales for 20+ years and you just watch them in their flow thinking how are they so good.⠀

Or Watch a professional perform their craft like a boxer and your like this is art they are a born natural.⠀

They wasn’t born this way, They wasn’t born excellent. ⠀

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Remember, Today Is The Tomorrow You Worried About Yesterday

If your anything like me or like I used to be you can’t help but worry about what’s coming tomorrow…

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(Tomorrow being an example of a scenario in the near future that you can’t avoid)

You worry so much about that certain scenario, It’s all you think about all day every day, It consumes you.

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