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Sunday, July 14, 2024

On Our "Virtual Route 66" This Week: Doing What Matters

It is mid-month as we present the following courtesy to the team at the Daily Stoic:


PASSAGE OF THE WEEK:

It’s the doing it, whatever it is, that matters. It’s making time for it that matters. Being vulnerable enough to do it is what matters. You find your own way. You find your own style. You get your own benefits. But only if you do it.

Read: It Helps To Write It Down


YOUTUBE TAKEAWAY OF THE WEEK:

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In a recent video on the Daily Stoic YouTube channel, Ryan Holiday shares some Stoic strategies for balancing discipline and overwork:

“Whenever I’m working late at the office, whenever I have some deadline I have to crush myself to hit, whenever I’m not taking care of myself because I’ve committed too much, then I’m cheating myself. I’m cheating the work, I’m cheating my health, and I’m cheating my family. This isn’t discipline — this is the result of a lack of discipline.”
Watch the full video here:
This Is The (Stoic) Secret To Sanity And Success

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PODCAST TAKEAWAY OF THE WEEK:

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In a popular episode of The Daily Stoic Podcast, Ryan Holiday speaks with writer Arthur Brooks on embracing discomfort and recognizing the benefits of suffering:

“Satisfaction comes from managing your wants, not maximizing your halves, which requires a lot of suffering a pain and sacrifice, or else you’re not going to actually find this meaning. The root to happiness goes through unhappiness.”
Listen to the full episode:
Build The Life You Want | Arthur Brooks

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WHAT RYAN HOLIDAY IS READING:

“Think of it this way: there are two kinds of failure. The first comes from never trying out your ideas because you are afraid, or because you are waiting for the perfect time. This kind of failure you can never learn from, and such timidity will destroy you. The second kind comes from a bold and venturesome spirit. If you fail in this way, the hit that you take to your reputation is greatly outweighed by what you learn. Repeated failure will toughen your spirit and show you with absolute clarity how things must be done.”
— Mastery by Robert Greene

SOCIAL MEDIA POST OF THE WEEK: