Daily Journey – August 18th: Only Fools Rush In

The saying “Only Fools Rush In” is very closely related to “Choose Your Battles.”  Both involve using your mental and emotional faculties to make a decision about engaging with a problem. There is nothing wrong with avoiding an unwinnable battle, or adjusting a strategy to meet your objective and avoid taking losses.

While the world tries to push and pull your attention, and attempts to insight indignant rage… you decide who, what, when, where, why and how to fight.  Rushing headlong into every problem is wasteful.

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Daily Journey is a collection of my thoughts from reading The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living.  My objective is to gain greater control of my emotional responses by reading and sharing my thoughts on stoicism with you all everyday over the course of a next year.  If you would like to explore these topics with me, and others who are seeking to gain emotional control I these articles to the Mastery of Skill closed facebook group and would love for you to join in on the conversation.

Live Skillfully!

-Jon

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