From '365 Ways to Be More Stoic'
Read this exclusive excerpt from the new book by Tim LeBon
How would you like to learn to be more Stoic? The latest book from Tim LeBon, research director of Modern Stoicism and cognitive-behavioral therapist, is called 365 Ways to Be More Stoic.
So, what, according to the Stoics, is under our direct control? Less than most of us think… The problem is we spend so much time trying to control other things.
Packed with daily nuggets of Stoic wisdom, its contents are carefully selected to inspire you and help you lead a happier and more purposeful life. Below you will find an excerpt from the book, exclusively for our paying subscribers.
We’re honored to have Tim as a speaker at our May 20th virtual event, Choose Not to Be Harmed: Philosophy & Resilience!
Chapter 1: What is Within Your Control?
One of the most powerful Stoic lessons is contained at the very start of the Enchiridion, or Handbook of Epictetus: ‘Some things are within our direct control and other things are not.’ We should focus all our energies on those things under our direct control.