Stoic Coffee Break

141 Episodes

"Act on your principles, not your moods." A weekly meditation on how Stoic principles can help you be a better human.

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141 - Motivation and Willpower

August 13th, 2018

9:06

I’ve been thinking a lot about motivation and how we accomplish the goals that we set out to do. And I think there’s a bit a confusion about motivation and how it helps us get things done. Let’s take a look at the def…

140 - Circumstances Don't Make The Man

August 9th, 2018

9:46

“Circumstances don’t make the man, they only reveal him to himself.”

– Epictetus

How do we deal with difficulties? Do we see them as challenges or opportunities? As something that is to be suffered thr…

139 - Judgments

August 6th, 2018

12:31

Show Notes:

  • How many times have we made judgments about someone when we first meet them, that later turn out to be completely wrong?

“Impressions, striking a person’s min…

138 - The Greatest Obstacle to Living

July 30th, 2018

12:11

“Putting things off is the biggest waste of life: it snatches away each day as it comes, and denies us the present by promising the future. The greatest obstacle to living is expectancy, which hangs upon tomorrow, and…

137 - Worthy of Your Potential

May 25th, 2018

4:54

“Tentative efforts lead to tentative outcomes. Therefore, give yourself fully to your endeavors. Decide to construct your character through excellent actions and determine to pay the price of a worthy goal. The trials…

136 - The Scent of a Good Man

May 24th, 2018

3:01

“The honest and good man ought to be exactly like a man who smells strong, so that the bystander, as soon as he comes near him, must smell him whether he chooses or not.”

― Marcus Aurelius

Show…

135 - No Easy Thing

May 23rd, 2018

3:48
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