5 STOIC Questions that will improve your mindset and change your life!

 

In meditating and writing;

Ask yourself:

5 STOIC Questions that will improve your mindset and change your life!

Made me realize that I also needed to answer these questions for myself. In order to accomplish this, I had to do a bit of research. I also had to skim over my previous readings on Stoicism from Epictetus, Seneca and Marcus Aurelius among others.

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Here are the 5 Stoic questions, with some insight for you!

Ask yourself:

5 STOIC Questions that will improve your mindset and change your life!

1. What does my ideal day look like?

2 What is the most meaningful thing?

3. Who do I spend time with?

4. Is this in my control?

5. Is this who I want to be?

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Life.

 

WHAT DOES YOUR IDEAL DAY LOOK LIKE?

“If a man knows not which port he sails, no wind is favorable.” – Seneca

If you don’t know what your ideal day looks like, how are you supposed to make decisions or plans for ensuring that you actually get to experience them on a regular basis?

Seneca’s quote reminds us that a fulfilling life comes from living the most enjoyable and fulfilling days, and from knowing which port to sail to.

 

WHAT IS THE MOST MEANINGFUL THING?

“First say to yourself what you would be; and then do what you have to do.”– Epictetus

If you don’t know what the most meaningful thing is to you, how could you determine if you’re making it your first priority? How could you know if you’re taking the right steps to get it?

Make a habit of knowing that and don’t deceive yourself. You have to know what is meaningful and own it. Only then can you understand what matters and what doesn’t. It’s just like Epictetus’s quote.

 

WHO DO YOU SPEND TIME WITH?

“We are the average of the five people we spend the most time with.” – Jim Rhon

This law of averages, which is the theory that the result of any given situation will be the average of all outcomes.

It’s who we spend time with that influences who we become more than any other factor.

The people you spend most time with dictate what you do and what you do dictates who you become. This holds true for what you read, what you watch, what you eat and what you think about.

Your life tends to resemble its environment. So choose your surroundings wisely and disciple yourself to find your own happiness.

 

IS THIS IN MY CONTROL?

Our control over some things is limited, while others are beyond our control.

Things under our control are opinion, pursuit, desire, aversion, and, in a word, whatever are our own actions. Things under our control are by nature free, unrestrained, unhindered.

Among the things we cannot control are our bodies, properties, reputations, commands, other people and, in other words, anything that is not under our control. These things are weak, slavish, restrained, and belong to others, making us slaves. But our responses to external events are under our control if we know how to respond.

Making this distinction will make you happier, make you stronger and make you more conscious. This is because it concentrates your resources in the places where they matter most to you.

 

IS THIS WHO I WANT TO BE?

You are the sum of what you do daily, and who you spend time with, so ask yourself whenever you’re doing something: Is this reflecting the person I want to be? What do I see myself to be?

How we do anything is how we do most of everything. That is how society thinks we are, and it tends to be true. So ask yourself the above questions about every action, thought and word. A self-image or belief cannot replace this, because it adds up.

I hope you enjoy answering the 5 Stoic questions and please share your progress or share this post with someone who you think can benefit from it.

Cheers,
Jay Pacheco

 

 

2 replies
  1. Carmen rovira
    Carmen rovira says:

    Lo acabo de leer. Y si, somos con quienes nos relacionamos, pero que esta selección no nos cierre a recordar que vinimos al mundo a relacionarnos y hacer colectivo.
    Que cuando hemos evolucionado mental mente la vida solo nos rropiesa con gente igual que nuestro estado.

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