This is a concept intended to render us more resilient, joyous, virtuous and smarter – and, consequently, happier citizens.
Thus, in 300 BC in Athens, somebody called Zeno of Citium lectured several times, and spent time around a painted porch, a “stoa.” In the Greco-Roman world, people used stoicism as an integral structure in which many, many things would be done. it’s your preparation to detach from what you can and cannot control and then render exercises that concentrate solely on the first.
Conversely, let ‘s imagine you’re a highschool student who says he’s downward, and that it could cost you your life; you feel powerless and hopeless. And there are very, very high stakes.
In between millions of things you need to get done, you are sinking. And they keep multiplying to the extent where you feel powerless.
I was there, and I think we all have experienced it.
I still remember how I came across this quote, which dramatically changed my perspective on life: ‘’We suffer more often in imagination than in reality;’’ by Seneca the Younger.
I thought about this quote every night for about a week, and it occurred to me that maybe it was not the school or workload that was ‘out of this world’ but my lack of organization. I figured that I should make improvements and adjust to the conditions, as nobody in this world will adjust to yours.
So I started keeping track of my fears, the things that would supposedly happen, and the things that I could prevent from happening.
The first page is the “What if I …?” section, for your fears, or whatever you put aside.
In the first column, “Define,” you write down all the worst things you can picture happening. You want to have from 10 to 20.
And so you’re going to the “Prevent” column. In that column, you write the answer to: What should I do to deter any of these bullets from occurring, or at the very least, to reduce the probability even by little.
So if the worst case arises, what would you do to patch a bit of harm or how might you call for help? We go to “Replace’’
Page three. This might be the most important, so don’t skip it: “The Expense of Inaction.” Humans are very good at considering what might go wrong if we try something new… What we don’t often consider is the atrocious cost of the status quo, not changing anything. You should ask yourself what your life will look like in six months, 12 months or 2 years, if I stop this action or judgment from happening?
I guess what I meant to suggest is that you don’t just sit there and let things keep piling up whenever you feel like you are drowning. In my opinion, you have to take steps, and the best way to do that is to decide whether you can do anything about it and, if so, what you can do to solve it. If there is no solution to this, why care about it? It really takes a leader to hop on the horse and take action. On the inside, we are all leaders, so I’m confident that everyone can do this. The hard choices — what we’re most reluctant to do, to inquire, to say — are very much just what we need to do the most. Even with relaxed discussions, be it in your own head or with other people, the greatest obstacles and issues we face can be solved.
So I invite you to question yourselves: where in your life right now could it be important to identify your fears and define your goals?