Daily Stoic Entry #10: Where Can I Find Steadiness?
January 10th 2022
Title prompts are taken from The Daily Stoic Journal by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman.
Steadiness in choice. The choice to make positive change. And if you can figure out the why behind the choice, then the choice is steady, made with confidence and conviction. Choose to workout. Why? Because I want to be a healthy person. Why? Because when I'm healthy I feel and function better, moreover exercise provides me some clarity and steadiness of mind. Steadiness in routine, if it's routine then it's simply what we do. Steadiness also comes from knowing your values and principles.
Steadiness, what does it mean? Steadiness, the quality of not shaking or moving. The quality of being controlled. The quality of being sensible, reliable, and self-restrained. The quality of being regular, even, and continuous in development, frequency, or intensity. So, steadiness in some ways is simple the quality of being consistent with good habits without wavering and being reliable to be counted on. Not for others but for yourself more-so. Good habits are good for you and being ever more steady in those habits will compound your well being. It's not being boring, or unadventurous, it's about taking care of yourself. Showing up steadily for yourself.
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