Choosing Not to See

Last week we sent a Quality Question inspired by Ryan Holiday’s best-selling book, The Obstacle is the Way.

Ryan takes timeless principles from the ancient Stoic philosophers and makes them accessible and relevant to our modern lives.

In this YouTube video, Ryan shares 12 great questions inspired by Stoicism, including this one:

What am I missing by choosing to worry or be afraid?

We all have limited focus, time, and energy. It’s up to us to choose how we spend it.

If we choose to spend our precious time and energy feeling anxious and worrying, then we must know, it comes at a cost.

In other words, worrying and feeling anxious are not just unpleasant emotions. They are actively destructive.

We can’t control everything that happens to us in life, but we can choose how we spend our energy and where we focus our thoughts.

If there’s something that you’re worried about or that’s making you feel anxious, ask yourself: What am I choosing not to see right now?

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