12 Stoic Questions that will change your life

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πŸ“ Who are you spending time with?

β€œIf you dwell with a lame man, you will learn how to limp.” It’s a pretty observable truth. We become like the people we spend the most time with. That’s why we have to be so careful about the influences we allow into our life.
πŸ“ Is this in my Control?

What is in our control is primarily our thoughts, emotions, desires, choices, and actions (or at least certain aspects of them), and that everything else strictly speaking lies outside of our control - is consistent.
πŸ“ What does your ideal day look like?

Seneca says "A life is made up of days". How you are going to design your life. It matters what you do, whether it gives a short term pleasure or long term happiness?
πŸ“ To be or to do?

"It's amazing how much you can accomplish if you don't care about who gets the credit"

When you want to become something or someone you set a desire, that's a path toward your unhappiness.

Rather, start doing small things rather desiring to be something.
πŸ“ If I am not for me, who is? If I am only for me, who am I?

To be a good person, don’t think about your own interests. But, as Rabbi Hillel suggests, if a person is not concerned with his own needs and well-being, why should he expect others to be?
If a sick person makes no effort to treat his illness, is it reasonable to expect others to devote themselves to treating it?
πŸ“ What am I missing by choosing to worry or be afraid?

You are rejecting all the amazing moments that are waiting for you to grab them. You're living a limited time worrying about your Future from the actions of present and past.
πŸ“ Are you doing your job?

Everyone has a job at every moment it might be personal, corporate small or big. But are you actually doing it?

πŸ“ What is the most important thing?

What is the most important thing you, what do you actually value.
Talking about me, the most important thing I feel and I truly value is being humble and kind to everyone you may not know what the person beside you going through, I always try not to be rude with anyone.

Tell me about your thing, what do you value the most?
πŸ“ Does this actually matter?

Marcus Aurelius says Ask yourself at every moment "Is this Essential?" because most of what we do and say is not essential.

When you eliminate the inessential you get the double benefit of doing the essential things better.
πŸ“ Who's this for?

Whatever your actions are, you've to know who's this for? What is the outcome of your actions? Is it going to help someone?

Think it before you create such an action.
πŸ“ Will this be alive time or dead time?

Now is now, use your time to move forward not backward.
Seneca says "It is not that we have a short space of time, but that we waste much of it. Life is long enough, and it has been given in sufficiently generous measure to allow the accomplishment of the very greatest things if the whole of it is well invested."
πŸ“ Is this who I want to be?

Is this truly you want to be? Is is making you happier in the long run?
Ask your innerself.
If not consider the change.
These are some of the questions you can ask yourself on a daily basis. Keep the notes on your wall, notebook or anywhere.

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