Daily Journey – November 22nd: The Glass is Already Broken

Our reactions to disappointing and even tragic events can be tempered by accepting they could happen when they are still only a possibility.
 
Thinking about how things may not go our way tempers our reaction and gives us the chance to think through some of the “what if” scenarios.
 
It also can help us accept the outcome and get a head start on recovering and moving on.
 
I am not saying we have to like it when we get bad or tragic results, but we will have to recover and move on. A little bit of mental preparation can go a long way in helping “accept it, live with it, and get on with our lives.”

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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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