Tag: discipline

Scholar Skill – Playing Games with Your Money

I hate money.  I hate that I need Money.  I hate that I have to work for it… I hate managing it. On the other hand, I love games.  Not just any games though… the real “grindy”  treadmill games, that take days and months to progress through.  If only my budget was a game like

Daily Journey – October 1st: Let Virtue Shine Bright

The theme for October in The Daily Stoic is “Virtue and Kindness.” We must seek wisdom and justice, live courageously, and build self control. As we do these things we need to let our example shine for others to see and seek to emulate. It is never to late to start building up these virtues.

Daily Journey – September 30th: You Can’t Touch Me

All of this work we do to build up our physical, mental, and emotional fortitude is done with the goal of becoming untouchable. Not in some mystical or metaphysical sense, but through a sheer capacity for resilience. – We are stronger so we can endure physical hardship.  – We are smarter so we can solve

Daily Journey – September 29th: Your Actual Needs Are Small

Your most immediate need is air to breath. Then you need water. Occasionally food. Finally, we need some form of shelter from the elements. The quantity and quality of these things we need can be easily skewed by our own warped perceptions of reality. As we grow more and more successful in our lives we

Daily Journey – September 28th: You Hold the Trump Card

Your response to the things that happen around you, and even to you is one of the most powerful tools you have. You don’t have to be gloom and doom when the weather isn’t just right. You don’t have to rage when things aren’t going your way. You get to have a say in how

Daily Journey – September 27th: What Will Prosperity Reveal?

Success and prosperity can be a window into the true nature of our character. If you are prone to being emotionally overwhelmed money won’t change that, a better job wont change it, and having everything you want won’t change it. Having strength of character and an emotional steadiness that can weather any storm… even success…

Daily Journey – September 26th: What Time Off is For

Have you ever let a day off from your job waste away? How did it make you feel? On the other hand, the last time you took time off from work and had an adventure with your family, or read a good book, or worked on a hobby or other personal project… how did that

Daily Journey – September 24th: It Could Happen to You

Many of us have recently been racked by tragedies and struggles due to natural disasters and even some man made crisis. Hurricanes have ravaged homes and fires have torn through our cities. Terrible earth quakes have shaken Mexico.  Riots and unrest seem to turn up at a moments notice. Even great structures like the Oroville

Daily Journey – September 23rd: The Most Secure Fortress

Our mind and it’s ability to overcome the influence of emotion to think rationally is arguably the most powerful resource we have. If left untended and untrained, it can be weakened in atrophy to the point where it starts to do us more harm then good. We must challenge ourselves physically, mentally, and emotionally in