Is good enough really good enough? It’s your choice and what you choose is who you become.
The Stoics Believed that a beautiful life was the result of beautiful decisions. They also believed that the only way to freedom, to strength, to wisdom, was through continual effort.
Beauty, according to Plato, was the premier virtue. Beauty, as he held it, was the perceived manifestation of the underlying “soul” of anything. Soul, as Carl Jung described it, is that kernel of any and all things that cries out to be more, to grow more and to do more.
“Progress is not achieved by luck or accident,” Epictetus said, “but by working on yourself daily.”
The question for you today, then—and really, for this upcoming year as well—comes down to one word: When? To quote Epictetus again: How much longer are you going to wait to demand the best of and for yourself?