Clint Robert Murphy

What Limits Do We Place on Ourselves

The person is free who lives as they wish, neither compelled, nor hindered, nor limited – whose choices aren’t hampered, whose desires succeed, and who don’t fall into what repels them. Who wishes to live in deception – tripped up, mistaken, undisciplined, complaining, in a rut? No one. These are base people who don’t live…

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What gets measured gets managed

Above all, it is necessary for a person to have a true self-estimate, for we commonly think we can do more than we really can. Seneca, on Tranquility of Minds, 5.2 Do you see and assess yourself accurately? What does it mean to assess yourself accurately? Why is an accurate self-assessment important? There is a…

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5 steps to a 1%er’s salary

Please, note that I did not say 5 EASY steps to a 1%er’s salary.  If you want easy steps, you came to the wrong place. I don’t do easy.

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Taming a Wild Horse

We control our reasoned choice and all acts that depend on that moral will. What’s not under our control are the body and any of its parts, our possessions, parents, siblings, children, or country – anything with which we might associate. Epictetus, Discourses, 1.22.10 Today’s question is what jerks me around?  My Mind. My mind jerks me around.

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Is the “spend less” of early retirement, the “eat less” of dieting?

If you’ve ever lost weight, you may appreciate the comment more than if you haven’t and I will expand. A number of years ago, I saw a documentary on “the Fat Smoker” and his answer to losing weight was “Eat Less and Exercise More“. Simple right? Well, it could be that easy, but what proportion…

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