July 30, 2020

Keep going, day by day

So, this is the log for today (I'm taking to much time for these posts)

I did pretty badly in my job's performance today. I have to keep getting better on it. I didn't do exercise today as it was the second day of classes and I needed to catch up from some classes that I didn't receive the first day.

I'm trying to live day by day (the name of this post) as it's harder to be consistent in something good than in something bad. Is easier to keep a bad habit, than to create and keep a new one. Why? Because you already have bad habits, and first you have to remove those and start the good ones

Also, when you have a goal already set, you know what you want to achieve in a defined amount of time there is only one thing to do, keep going. Is harder in a way because, if you are like me, and you have long periods of time when you are not sure what to do, your goal is to figure out what to do. And it works as any goal when you finally get it or achieve it, you don't know what to do with that. In this case, when you figure out what to do and achieve the goal of HAVING a goal there is no more thinking, inquiring or wandering around. There is only the next step and the next one towards that goal.

I'm not sure if I make to much sense with that but what I'm trying to say is that, when you have a set goal, you don't think about it every day (or you shouldn't) you think in the task in front of you, as you know that is part of the journey that it'll take you toward your goal.

Anyway, my advice, BE LIKE A ROMAN, focus on the task at hand, trust the process, don't wander around, and live day by day, task by task. (And find joy in that)

On a related note, I want to start sharing on this logs one of the things that I do in my "5-minute Journal" I do it as Tim Ferris does it (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=glFMpyx_oU4) but I add one personal thing. I'm reading the book named "Daily Stoic" from Ryan Holiday, in which he points out 365 short lessons from the stoics like Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Socrates, etc. Great book, totally recommended, and I try to read each lesson every morning (which takes 2 min) but also after that I write in my 5 min morning Journal a question about that lesson, how to apply it? what to understand or learn about it? what I'm doing already to follow that? etc etc. And at night in the 5 min night journal (xD) I try to answer that question.


Question: What's Philosophy for me? How do I practice it and include it more in my life?

Answer: Philosophy is seeking order, purpose, and peace in my life. and I will keep practicing it by meditating and looking for the purpose in my life.

Written by johanam

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