Day by Day – Habit by Habit.

Zeno the philosopher wrote this almost 2300 years ago, “You can know the habits of an individual by its appearance.” To put that in other words: your body reflects your habits -which includes both diet and exercise.

You can either work on your six pack or buy lots of six packs. You won’t be able to get both right.  Continue reading “Day by Day – Habit by Habit.”

Work Hard – Like an Ant.

The famous stoic, Marcus Aurelius – Roman emperor – 161 to 180 A.D. in his book of meditations/thoughts, has the following conversation, (it’s unclear if the conversation occurred just in his mind, or if he recorded an actual talk that he had with someone),

“At dawn, when you have trouble getting out of bed, tell yourself: “I have to go to work – as a human being. What do I have to complain of, if I’m going to do what I was born for – the things I was brought into the world to do? Or is this what I was created for? To huddle under the blankets and stay warm?  Continue reading “Work Hard – Like an Ant.”

Training Thoughts from the Stoics.

Stoicism is an ancient philosophical system developed by the Romans in the early years and centuries A.D. It is non-religious and can be paired with any major religion, or, appreciated by atheists too. There has been a recent upsurge in its popularity due to writers like Tim Ferris etc.  Continue reading “Training Thoughts from the Stoics.”

My Midmar 8 Mile Event and Appeal.

I will be swimming for the 8 Mile Club this coming weekend. This entails swimming all 8 – 1 Mile events at Midmar. This will be the 6th time that I will swim for the club, and hopefully, if all goes well, I will have completed 52 Midmar Miles by midday, next Sunday.  Continue reading “My Midmar 8 Mile Event and Appeal.”

The Effort is enough.

I am indebted to author Ryan Holiday for this phrase, “The effort is enough’. Here is why this single sentence might just change your life.

We live in a goal orientated world. I write down goals, and I am sure you do too. However, there are two traps that we can fall into:  Continue reading “The Effort is enough.”