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And another to eat them

It’s one thing to put bread and wine away in a store room and another to eat them

– Epictetus

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

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Study what?

Study what?
if you don’t learn these things to put into practice, why learn them in the first place?
– Epictetus

Why do you read or take that course, or watch those how to videos and not implement what you have studied.

To say I know that?

Studying on it’s own is useless, knowledge on it’s own won’t do anything.

If the purpose of study is to collect knowledge then you can instead focus your time on something more useful that will impact your life

Because study without implementing is a waste of time,
Learn, but make sure you do something with it afterwards

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Be A Student Of Your Game

Be A Student Of Your Game

Ryan Holiday posted an Instagram post sometime back and someone asked him how he reads so much

His response was firstly I’m a writer so I get paid to read because if I don’t I can’t write

In Steven Pressfields War of art our turning pro (I can’t remember which one) he says a similar thing I write all day then read all night

Coming from the fitness industry a lot of the personal trainers get their basic qualifications and thats it, but the best keep on studying

To master your craft you have to study your craft the world is evolving constantly what worked once might not work now

Don’t be left dead in the water

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A day in the life of

Looking back over the years its pretty amazing to see how much one can change

Sometimes that change happens at random through an event or person

Other times its intentional through study, exercise and personal development

A lot of the change over my life was random until the last 3-4 years when I started doing intentional change so this post is a day in the life of how I go about that (in no particular order)

1a &b) Reading and study (sometimes I combine the 2)

This is where a big part of my Personal Development came from, reading books on finance, philosophy, buisness, productivity, health and fitness and everything in between
Or sometimes I just read novels

2) Exercise- do I need to explain the benefits if exercise, feel better, look better, perform better, I exercise often 3-4 times per week

3) walks and dog walks, get out in nature and move often

4) downtime there was a point in my life where it was just work work work l, everyday I never made any time for downtime and I burnt out, got injured and had no social life

So these are just some of the things I do on the daily for intentional change,

What do you do let me know below v