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The 2,300-Year-Old Thought Framework for a Simple and Happy Life...
...and a clear-cut way to apply it every day
You don’t have to quit your job or become a monk.
Learning about this thought framework will only take 5 - 10 minutes each morning, and you can harness its power for the rest of the day.
As a matter of fact, this thought framework is so powerful it’s been used by:
Thomas Jefferson (3rd president of the United States)
Steve Jobs (Founder of Apple)
James “Mad Dog” Mattis (Military General)
Pete Carroll (Seattle Seahawks Coach)
Tim Ferriss (Entrepreneur and Author)
And you’re about to learn exactly what it is, as well as the simplest, most clear-cut way you can start using it in your life.
“I may wish to be free from torture, but if the time comes for me to endure it…”
“...I’ll wish to bear it courageously with bravery and honour.”
Thankfully, torture is something we don’t have to deal with. But, some days feel like torture, don’t they?
From the moment you wake up, you’re hit with a feeling of dread and a mental checklist of all the problems in your life.
Before you’re even out of bed, you’re wishing you were asleep again.
You might even think: How am I going to make it through today?
But is that any way to live life?
Another quote from Seneca:
“So it is: we are not given a short life but we make it short, and we are not ill-supplied but wasteful of it… Life is long if you know how to use it.”
It’s not that we don’t have enough time, it’s that we don’t use our time effectively.
And we don’t always know how to deal with the problems we’re faced with.
Okay, but what does this have to do with a 2,300-year-old thought framework?
Glad you asked.
This thought framework — this philosophy — you’re about to learn about will show you that (if you’re like most of us) the problems in your life aren’t the real problem.
The real problem is in the way you view what you think are problems.
By using this framework to transform the way you approach your problems, you can take control of your life and live more simply and happily.
How to Live a More Simple and Happy Life
And it’s a bit odd to think that something that old would be able to help us solve problems in a world full of screens, meetings, calls, and other constant distractions.
Beyond that, it might be hard to imagine that a philosophy, of all things, would actually help us get anything done.
Isn’t philosophy just people sitting around doing nothing and thinking?
Stoicism is the philosophy of people from all different walks of life:
Emperors, high-ranking politicians, and even slaves.
It’s not for people who want to “sit around and do nothing.”
It’s for the do-ers of the world. The people who take action. The people who want to live the best life possible.
The main idea behind Stoicism is this:
“The essential idea of Stoicism in my interpretation is, you don’t control the world around you, you control how you respond.”
- Ryan Holiday, Author of The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
And there’s hardly anything that feels more out-of-control than the world we live in today.
So — what if you could embody this philosophy?
What if you could be largely unaffected by the craziness of the world around you, finding peace in even the most difficult of situations?
It would be pretty great to “be like the cliff against which the waves continually break; but it stands firm and tames the fury of the water around it.” (Marcus Aurelius, Emperor of Rome and Stoic Philosopher)
But I’m guessing you don’t have the time to read hundreds of pages of philosophical text. To delve into dense reading material, parse out what’s important, and analyze how it applies to your life.
A Clear-Cut Way to Use Stoicism in Your Life
You need something quick, effective. Something efficient.
Something you can start using immediately to apply Stoic principles to your life, face problems head-on, and conquer them.
Something like The Daily Stoic.
It’s a book that presents a short passage of Stoic philosophy for each day of the year. Then highlights a quick analysis of how you can use that philosophy to make life better today.
You can read and think about each passage in 10 minutes or less every morning.
No need to dive into passages that are thousands of years old and try to figure out what they mean. That’s already been done for you.
You can pick up the book while you’re drinking your morning coffee, learn exactly how to apply Stoic philosophy in your life for that day, and move forward with a strong foundation of mental clarity to tackle any challenge you might face.
Philosophy for People Who Take Action
Stoicism is designed for the do-ers of the world. Those who take action.
NFL Coaches, Entrepreneurs, Presidents, Leaders.
These people don’t have time to fool around with things that don’t work. They need something that’s simple, straightforward, and immediately applicable.
So they choose Stoicism.
What will you choose?
Imagine yourself taking action.
Facing each day confidently with a thought framework that forms a strong foundation to face any challenge.
The Daily Stoic can give you that confidence in just 10 minutes or less per day.
Take Action Today
Today, you can choose a happier and simpler life.
Today, you can begin being “like the cliff against which the waves continually break.”
Today, for less than the cost of a new shirt, you can make the choice to take control of your life.
[Click here to get The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living]
Where Will You Be in a Year?
Will you be waking up afraid to face each day?
Will you be suffocating under the mountain of problems you must deal with? Or will you simply be running from them?
Will you be facing them head on?
Pushing through your obstacles with a sense of confidence and ease — largely unshaken by the world around you — operating from a rock of inner peace and stillness?
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Remember, “...we are not given a short life but we make it short, and we are not ill-supplied but wasteful of it… Life is long if you know how to use it.”
Your life will continue happening regardless of whether you get this book or not. But whatever you do,
Don’t waste your life. Use it. Make it long, productive, simple, happy, and well-lived.
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