Sunday night Stoic: Count each separate day as a separate life

“One who daily puts the finishing touches to his life is never in want of time…. begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.” –Seneca

Aiming to have a good life is noble, but overwhelming in its scope. 

Nothing can be done about your past, and the future rolls up to meet you filled with possibilities and mystery and, most often, worries, most of which, of course, are mere phantoms.

But if you live your life in day-sized measures, excellence is manageable. 

Aim to make tomorrow—just tomorrow—as excellent as you can, to be as awesome as you can be for just one day. 

Take stock as you go to bed. Don’t be discouraged if you’re disappointed in yourself. Just observe and learn and put the finishing touches on the day. And then start over the next day, and the next, and the next.

Be the artist of your days. Craft your life one day at a time.