Epicetus is the man!
Born a slave in the 1st century...later becoming a renowned Greek philosopher whose work is relevant today.
He focused on integrity, self-management and personal freedom. Hell, yeah, Epicetus!
His 2 central ideas revolved around:
- Impressions - how we perceive our circumstances which are colored by our beliefs
-Volition - power of choice making us accountable for our actions and state of being based on our impressions
Pretty simple yet incredible impactful when understood.
Here are a few quotes from Epicetus that I shared in the video:
"It's not what happens to you but how you react to it that matters."
"Circumstances don't make the man, they only reveal him to himself."
"We are not disturbed by what happens to us, but by our thoughts about what happens to us." Read those again. Feel into them. Ponder what they mean to you.
We learn from one another. Xo