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Is it the low moods or the high moods that break you?


A useful exercise:

Sit, think, and consider this: when you go off a desired habit of yours, when do you usually do it?

Is it during high moods -- celebrations, victories, birthdays, holidays, parties, festivities, and happy moods?

Or is it during low moods -- anxieties, fears, doubts, losses, boredom, setbacks, and negative moods?

It's worth sitting and thinking this through. That way, you can be more vigilant during these times. If you know you tend to act stupidly, drink too much, spend money in ways you don't like, eat horribly, and treat people badly when you go to a bar when you're having a bad day... then stop going to bars when you're having bad days!

Review - The Obstacle is The Way

On The 4 Hour Struggle

It didn't take long for me to finish The Obstacle is The Way by Ryan Holiday.

Before starting it, I was concerned. Having read many of the works Ryan leaned on to write the book, thanks to being on his reading list for a few years now, perhaps there would be repetition of concepts I have already covered?

It turned out to be a fresh perspective. It centers on actionable lessons and tactics from stoicism.

"It’s simple: a method and a framework for understanding, appreciating, and acting upon the obstacles life throws at us. "

Telling someone to "keep your cool" and "control your emotions" isn't bad advice. Yet, without context, it is hard to act upon. Ryan elaborates on the concept, providing examples of success stories throughout history.

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