#149: How to Live in The Moment
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I once wrote, “We all like to appear ‘successful’ (a nebulous term at best) and the media likes to portray standouts as superheroes…Most ‘superheroes’ are nothing of the sort. They’re weird, neurotic creatures who do big things DESPITE lots of self-defeating habits and self-talk.” Focusing on what people accomplish without understanding the mindset that allows them to experience that success leads to limited results. To help close the gap, I wanted to share On The Shortness of Life by Seneca the Younger. It’s a short letter written roughly two thousand years ago, yet it’s timeliness. This is an essay that I revisit at least once a quarter because it focuses on how much time we’re given in life, and how it’s oftentimes misused or wasted. You can listen to my favorite portion here, which begins with: “Why do you torment yourself and lose weight over some problem…” This is a fantastic reminder to mind the critical few and to ignore the trivial many. You can listen to this one and the rest of the collection via…