You Have to Put in the Work

Seneca reminds us that fools all have one thing in common: They are always getting ready to start. They are always getting ready to change. And then? And then? And then?

They never do. They don’t do the work. 

Rooting evil out of your life takes work. Same with losing five pounds, quitting smoking, breaking the smartphone addiction, drinking less, reading more. But, as King said, the nature of evil is only simple in theory. “Neither a bull nor a noble-spirited man comes to be what he is all at once,” Epictetus told one eager student. “He must undertake a hard winter training.” 

You must do the work. You must stop delaying. You must get started. 


Source: The Daily Stoic

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