Alright I’m probably not even semi-stoic but never the less, I’ve finished reading Letters from a Stoic for a second time now. It’s has become one of my favourite books. I will most likely read it every year to keep it fresh in my mind.
When I first read the book I resonated with some of the Stoic principles as I felt that I already followed some of them innately to some extent. I don’t plan on becoming a full on Stoic, but I appreciate the philosophy behind it and in many cases agree with their way of life. However, I subscribe to always taking what works for me from whatever discipline I have learnt about and applying it in my own way.
I looked at Stoicism from two points of view. The first being in my personal life where many principles could be applied to make me a better person overall and secondly as entrepreneur where getting to understand Stoicism has really helped me, even in such a short period of time.
I’ve decided to share a few quotes from Seneca (and other Stoics) and explain how I apply them in both my personal life and entrepreneurial endeavours.