Sunday night Stoic: Step one and step two

Meditations 8.5:

“The first step: Don’t be anxious. Nature controls it all. And before long you’ll be no one, nowhere—like Hadrian, like Augustus.

The second step: Concentrate on what you have to do. Fix your eyes on it. Remind yourself that your task is to be a good human being; remind yourself what nature demands of people. Then do it, without hesitation, and speak the truth as you see it. But with kindness. With humility. Without hypocrisy.”

Easy. Just two steps to become an awesome human. 

Two simple, overwhelmingly challenging steps

This is a good week to step anew into the life you want to live.