Sometimes Giving Up is Ok

“Genius is the ability to put into effect what is in your mind. There’s no other definition of it.” -F Scott. Fitzgerald. Welcome back Stoic Students. Today we’re going to wax biographical. Today we’re going to talk about the gentler side of quitting. The day I decided to change my life was the Fifth of […]

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Motivation Monday: Our Biggest Enemy

Happy Motivation Monday everyone! Today I want to talk to you our biggest enemy. Contrary to what we might think, it’s not the scale, it’s not food, it’s not even Galactus, Devourer of Worlds (aka, me in high school). No, our biggest enemy that we have to face, our final boss, is ourselves. We are […]

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Creating A Better Me – Progress Update #1

I can’t believe it has already been six weeks and I am back for my first update! It has certainly been a busy month with some great accomplishments and experiences and a few low points as well. Hey I promised honesty and that’s what I plan on giving you each and every month! I’ve come to […]

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Leaving Your Shell Behind

I have written on this topic before, during a period of time when I felt stuck, without a real identity, and thus needed to get my thoughts out for no other reason but to purge. Under my blog, it was entitled Your Reinvention.  And I am choosing not to re-visit this piece as a bit of […]

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Consuming Failure.

“To be a Philosopher is not merely to have subtle thoughts nor even to found a school… it is to solve some of the problems of life, not just theortetically, but practically.” -Henry David Thoreau Last week we spoke about Stoicism as an introduction and talked about preparing for failure. Today is where the rubber […]

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Motivation Monday: Laying the Blame

Motivation Monday! Where can we lay the blame? That’s the theme for the day. Damn, I didn’t hit a personal record today. Maybe it’s because it was cold. I didn’t have a spotter. The right song wasn’t playing.  It’s the Vernal Equinox, I can’t do legs today! What do all these excuses have in common? We are […]

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