Archive for October 3rd, 2013

Is It Time For A Little Self-Discovery?

October 3, 2013

Life is a journey and during the course of this journey, we must never stop questioning who we are and who we want to be or become.  And if we don’t particularly like the answers we get from these questions, then we need to do something about it and reinvent ourselves in the process.  Unless of course you enjoy a life that is unhappy, meaningless, and vague, then by all means, carry on.  So, if you are ready for that change, then check out the following quotation . . . it might provide an excellent starting point.

“Who exactly do you want to be? What kind of person do you want to be? What are your personal ideals? Whom do you admire? What are their special traits that you would make your own? It’s time to stop being vague. If you wish to be an extraordinary person, if you wish to become wise, then you should explicitly identify the kind of person you aspire to become. If you have a daybook, write down who you’re trying to be, so that you can refer to this self-determination.  Precisely describe the demeanor you want to adopt so that you may preserve it when you are by yourself or with other people.”  — Epictetus

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