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Creating Meaning for Your Life? You are the Master of Your Fate!

Creating Meaning for Your Life? You are the Master of Your Fate!

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12 (Stoic) Questions That Will Change Your Life

Here are 12 questions that will change your life from bestselling author Ryan Holiday. Gathered from some of the wisest philosophers, most incisive thinkers, greatest leaders, and most awesome badasses ever lived.

Knowing that we have a limited amount of time, the question that jumps out to me is, "What is the most important thing? So many times, we have to say no to get time to deal with that most important thing. We can never get it all done. We need to choose wisely!


Compliments of Joe Polish and Eben Pagan.

Which side of the fence are you on?

Follow vs. Lead

Copy vs. Innovate

Authority vs. Responsibility

Compete vs. Cooperate

Comply vs. Invent

Answer vs. Ask

Correct vs. Possible

Fast-growing organizations and bold leaders want people who have the second skill in the table above. And yet, we're working overtime to encourage the first. At Hope Floats we are focused on the second set of skills. We like game-changers.

"Out of the night that covers me
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance,
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate
I am the captain of my soul."

William Ernest Henley