Daily Stoic Entry #101: Can I Stop Thinking I Already Know and Learn Something Here?

April 11th, 2022

Follow along with my personal daily stoic journal, unfiltered, unedited (except for some spelling mistakes).

Morning Reflection:

The last couple of months I've come to grips with the things that I know little about. Challenging myself to go after a challenge those previously held assumptions, I've had about myself and the things I thought I knew. It's not a painless process because it requires taking a hard realistic look at yourself and slowly breaking bit and pieces of your old identity apart. This doesn't happen without pain, resistance, and grief. Many things have been learned so far and more will be learned in the coming months, years, and decades.

Evening Reflection:

One thing to stop thinking about is the fixed mindset I have about myself. That needs to end. Nothing is fixed about yourself or personality, growth opportunities are everywhere if only you let go. Get into the flow and then let the positive momentum carry you farther than you might think is possible. You know this, you feel it hanging around right now. Grab hold of that energy that surrounds you and break through the plateau. This energy will never leave it's always there, you must see it, feel it, and to give yourself permission to let go of old beliefs.

Title prompts are taken from The Daily Stoic Journal by Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman.

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Dennis Greenwood

Dennis Greenwood

Data Analyst/BI Consultant by day, writer by night. Figuring out life one day at a time. Writing about my discoveries. Trying to find my place in the world.