Daily Journey – November 28th: It’s Not On Them, It’s On You

If someone in your sphere of influence is struggling and you don’t do anything to help them and they fail… guess what. You own part of that failure. It’s on you to help.
 
If you walk past a problem, even one time, you may have just given your unspoken approval for that problem to be accepted as the new norm. It’s on you to fix it.
 
If you waste time complaining about problems and issues that you aren’t taking the time to engage with and solve, don’t be surprised when those problems never get resolved. Taking action is on you.
 
Everyone one of us has a degree of influence on our friends, families and co-workers… and it’s on us to use that influence to make things better.

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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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