Tim Ferris: Why you should define your fears instead of your goals?

Tim Ferris: Why you should define your fears instead of your goals?

Stoicism saved Tim Ferris from  committing suicide.
He suffered from depression. Here’s how he coped with it and prevent self-destruction.

 

Stoicism – “virtue is the only good” for human beings, and that external things—such as health, wealth, and pleasure—are not good or bad in themselves, but have value as “material for virtue to act upon”.

 

Focus on what you can control.

 

We suffer more often in imagination than in reality. -Seneca
Visualize your fear in detail – Fear setting 3 pages

 

Page 1
What if I…?
Define – write down all the worst things that could happen
Prevent – write down how to prevent that
Repair – write down what you could do if the worst scenario happens

 

Page 2
What might be the benefits of an attempt or partial success?

 

Page 3
Cost of Inaction(Emotionally, physically, financially, etc.)
6 months 1 year 3 years

 

“Easy choices, hard life. Hard choices, easy life”. Jerzy Gregorek
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