personal development

Resilience, by Eric Greitens

Rating: (all out of 5 stars) Quality of the writing: 5 / 5 Prior to joining the Navy and becoming a Navy Seal, Eric Greitens was a Rhodes and Truman Scholar. While at Oxford he earned Master’s and Doctoral degrees.His writing is clearly that of someone who is well educated and well read. It struck…

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Cultivate Indifference

Of all the things that are, some are good, others bad, and yet others indifferent. The good are virtues and all that share in them; the bad are the vices and all that indulge them; the indifferent lie in between virtue and vice and include wealth, health, life, death, pleasure and pain. Epictetus, Discourses, 2.19.12b-13 How…

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3 Paths to Financial Independence and why my FIRE may not be your FIRE

A while back, I responded to this tweet from Camp F.I.R.E., which was a guest post by Rod Rogers, of the blog make money by cleaning offices. The tweet, and my reply, started me thinking about FIRE. The many paths that you might take to get there. The realization that one person’s fire may not be another’s.

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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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