The most important life skills to develop, for those just starting out in life, is the skill of self-discipline.
Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius was a Stoic philosopher, and his Meditations, which he wrote to himself, offers a unique opportunity to see how an ancient person (an emperor) might try to live a Stoic life.
According to which only virtue is good, only vice is bad, and the things which we normally busy ourselves with are all indifferent to our happiness (for our lives are not made good or bad by our having or lacking them).
The difficulties Marcus faces putting Stoicism into practice are philosophical as well as practical, and understanding his efforts increases our philosophical appreciation of Stoicism.
If you don’t develop self-discipline, it causes problems: health problems, distraction, procrastination, financial problems, clutter, things piling up and overwhelming you, and much more.
Most important things you can do to get better at self-discipline is to take small actions. It can seem overwhelming to tackle huge, intimidating projects … so don’t. Instead, tackle easy actions, things so small you can’t say no.
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