Routine is everything – @DailyStoic

I liked this, from the Daily Stoic email of 29th August:

Epictetus once said that “every habit and capability is confirmed and grows in its corresponding actions, walking by walking, and running by running . . . therefore, if you want to do something, make a habit of it.” If you don’t want to do something, he said, make a habit of doing the opposite.

Habits, routines and rituals are flagstones on the path to achieving big projects and long-term goals.

It reminds me, too, of Marcus Aurelius:

Your mind will be like its habitual thoughts; for the soul becomes dyed with the colour of its thoughts.


The mind is like a 3D printer, slowly creating impossible things layer by layer by layer.

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