“God laid down this law, saying: if you want some good, get it from yourself.” – Epictetus, Discourses, 1.29.4
This is an important perspective in life, the use of internal will to derive action. Goodness begets goodness and feeds into itself… as does evil. If you were given the choice on what we all have, why would you choose that which hinders?
All we can control is our own thoughts and actions, so strive to control what counts. And the the moment is finished, release and not dwell on its completion.
This passage was borrowed from Ryan Holiday’s ‘The Daily Stoic’, which I have been reading as a primer to my morning routine. It was used to unlock some thoughts and to encourage insight in the form of the written word.