Finance Stoic 4a – A mind cleared

Am I seeing clearly? Acting generously? Accepting what I can’t change? 

My mind is clear this morning.

I am studying for an opportunity meeting that I will have tomorrow, which is one of the alternative paths I have to financial freedom.

I am writing for my blog and reading Marcus Aurelius’ Meditations, which will be one of the books that I blog about and tie to my financial independence journey.

I accept that I cannot change my path at work, and must consider alternative paths that will allow me to achieve my goals of financial independence and early retirement.

Today, I will also give as much time as possible to my two boys and not use it selfishly for my own goals, so that I can enjoy the long weekend with my boys and family together.

Financial independence thoughts

Here is a great article on how your job does not define you, and the top five reasons:

  1. Your job is only 1/3rd of your day
  2. Your job is bound to change
  3. You may lose your job someday, but you will still be you
  4. Your job and your work might actually be two separate entities
  5. At the end of the day, your job is a paycheck and doesn’t define you

Also, as Alexander Graham Bell said when one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one which has opened for us.

On Tuesday, February 13th, I had the opportunity meeting discussed above. It could be a great fit for me and the company, I am truly excited and quite happy I had the capacity to not stare regretfully at the closed door.

Work, hustle, improve, rinse, repeat.

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