Enjoy the journey!

Enjoy the journey! Set your compass in a chosen direction and then focus your attention and efforts entirely on preparation journey. Too often, we neglect our journey in our eagerness or anxiety about reaching the goal. A goal is simply…

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2021: A letter to self!

Dear Ivan, For 2021, keep dancing. Remember that every life has a rhythm,Don’t dance to someone else’s drum,If, they have a good tune, then learn,Be humble, you are a student of life, See fleeting, but invest in evergreen,See chatter, but…

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Lead by being yourself.

Be the best you can be in whatever endeavour you undertake. Don’t worry about the opponent. Don’t worry about the score. Don’t worry about the image. Learn to do things right by thinking right. If we take care of the…

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Who is going to succeed?

Anyone in good health and of reasonable intelligence, provided they utterly commit themselves to the journey, can succeed on the narrow road. The commitment is vital. Tunnel vision helps. Being a bit of shit helps. A thick skin helps. Stamina…

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The Four Cardinal Virtues.

Wisdom is about understanding how to act and feel appropriately. Wisdom includes excellent deliberation, healthy judgment, perspective, and good sense. It opposes the vice of folly or thoughtlessness. Justice is about knowing how to act and feel well in our…

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Euthymia

Euthymia translates as tranquillity. It is the ability to know our path and walking that path. It is the calm confidence you feel when you’re living your authentic self in integrity with your highest values. Euthymia is defined as a…

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The refusal to ruminate.

Most of the time, we are stuck in life as we chew over things in our minds. Ruminating involves us replaying past events which do not only cripple our thoughts but also lead to emotional distress. Ruminating creates anxieties as…

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Boxers or Gladiators?

In the Meditations written by Marcus Aurelius, there is a fantastic paragraph that reads: The model for the application of your principles is the boxer rather than the gladiator. The gladiator puts down or takes up the sword he uses,…

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