All the way back to the first century, one philosopher suggested 2 simple words to guide a thriving life (he didn’t really call it a thriving life, but that was what he described). Those 2 words are still crucial for building a thriving life. And they are 2 words that you can easily practice and build.
Think of each word as representing a muscle. The more you practice, the stronger it gets. More than that, think of these 2 words as coordinating muscles. Kind of like the muscles you use to push and the muscles you use to pull.
In fact, one word is all about pulling something toward you, and the other is all about pushing something(s) away from you.
That first century philosopher? Epictetus. The 2 words? To quote Epictetus, “persist and resist.” Keep moving through the hardships to get where you want to be (persist) and keep resisting the pleasures that pull you off your path (resist).
Learn how to apply those two words in your own thriving life in this week’s podcast.
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