Here's a way to think about what the masses regard as being 'good' things. If you would first start by setting your mind upon things that are unquestionably good- wisdom, self-control, justice, courage- with this preconception you'll no longer be able to listen to the popular refrain that there are too many good things to experience in a lifetime.
—Marcus Aurelius, Meditations, 5.12 (resource), Ryan Holiday, The Daily Stoic
Hurry to your ruling reason, to the reason of the Whole, and to your neighbor's. To your own mind to make it just; to the mind of the Whole to remember your place in it; and to your neighbor's mind to learn weather it's ignorant or or sound knowledge - while recognizing it's like yours.
—Marcus Aurelius, 9.22(resource) Ryan Holiday, The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom
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Ryan Holiday, The 366 Meditations on Wisdom, Perseverance, and the Art of Living
Life hacks (Productivity): Clean Up!
Ok, so opinions for this one are also divided. Basically, the idea is to get rid of any clutter on your desk before starting work. Wit a clean and orderly desk, there's really nothing else for you to do but focus on the work. Of course, don't forget the Einstein quote:
Life's a breeze when you work as hard at simplifying it as you do at complicating it- Part 2
101 Really Important Things You Already Know, But Keep Forgetting: How to Make Your Life More Enjoyable Day-by-Day, Year-by-Year by Ernie Zelinski
Yet, life's a breeze when we work as hard at simplifying it as we do at complicating it. If you are the type of person who can't leave home without four- fifths of your personal possessions, it's time to lighten up a little on your journey through life. Without delay, get rid of the burdens that have become a drain on your time, space, money and energy. Do something today to make your life less complicated.