Discourses of Epictetus book review for real estate estate investors.

There are many benefits a real estate investor can enjoy by studying stoicism.  Most investors fail miserably and as financial blogger Jeff Rose explains his real estate failures, the stress and mental game is often the most challenging part of real estate.  That is what makes it so important NOW more than ever that you get your “Thought Control” on point.  Today you’ll see Azam’s book review Epictetus and how to use a better minded stoic approach to improving your life and real estate business.

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Now for today’s class on the Epictetus book review…

Book Review: Discourses of Epictetus
The best lessons and ideas from stoicism for real estate investors.

Azam reviews the ideas of Epictetus…

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Book Review of Discourses of Epictetus
By Epictetus and Arrian (and Azam)

Lesson: Seek the Challenge – It Births the Hero

“The true man is revealed in difficult times. So when trouble comes, think of yourself as a wrestler whom God, like a trainer, has paired with a tough young buck. For what purpose? To turn you into Olympic-class material. But this is going to take some sweat to accomplish. From my perspective, no one’s difficulties ever gave him a better test than yours, if you are prepared to make use of them the way a wrestler makes use of an opponent in peak condition.

What would have become of Hercules, do you think, if there had been no lion, hydra, stag or boar? — and no savage criminals to rid the world of? What would he have done in the absence of such challenges? Obviously he would have just rolled over in bed and gone back to sleep. So by snoring his life away in luxury and comfort he never would have developed into the mighty Hercules. And even if he had, what good would it have done him? What would have been the use of those arms, that physique, and that noble soul, without crises or conditions to stir him into action?”

Azam’s One Sentence Summary – BigReia.com
Stoicism: Belief system focused on virtue, unattachment/antimaterialism, reason, wisdom and inner game
Epictetus was a slave who taught himself to read, together with Seneca and Aurelius lead stoic movement
How living your life bravely based on stoic principles can dramatically improve your life quality and fulfillment

Lesson: Your Reaction Can Make Everything “Good”

“Material things per se are indifferent, but the use we make of them is not indifferent. The question, then, is how to strike a balance between a calm and composed attitude on the one hand, and a conscientious outlook that is neither slack nor careless on the other. Model yourself on card players.

The chips don’t matter, and the cards don’t matter; how can I know what the deal will be? But making careful and skillful use of the deal—that’s where my responsibility begins. So in life our first job is this, to divide and distinguish things into two categories: externals I cannot control, but the choices I make with regard to them I do control. Where will I find good and bad? In me, in my choices. Don’t ever speak of ‘good’ or ‘bad,’ ‘advantage’ or ‘harm,’ and so on, of anything that is not your responsibility.”

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Lesson: Practice Practice (Improve and) Practice

“If you didn’t learn these things in order to demonstrate them in practice, what did you learn them for? I suppose there might be some who are sitting here losing patience and thinking, ‘Why don’t I get to face the kind of challenge he did? I am growing old in a corner, when I could be winning a crown at Olympia! When will I be nominated for a similar trial?’ This is the attitude that all of you should adopt. There are gladiators at Rome who get frustrated if they are not called out and matched with an opponent, all the while begging God and their own supervisors to be allowed to do battle one-on-one. None of you here shows anything like the same mettle. Which is why I would like to escape to Rome to see my favorite wrestler in action, he, at least, puts policy into practice.

Nothing important comes into being overnight; even grapes or figs need time to ripen. If you say you that you want a fig now, I will tell you to be patient. First, you must allow the tree to flower, then put forth fruit; then you have to wait until the fruit is ripe. So if the fruit of a fig tree is not brought to maturity instantly or in an hour, how do you expect the human mind to come to fruition, so quickly and easily? Don’t expect it, even if I were to personally tell you it was possible.”

Lesson: Decide to Use Your Time Better

“Freedom is not achieved by satisfying desire, but by eliminating it. Assure yourself of this by expending as much effort on these new ambitions as you did on those illusive goals: work day and night to attain a liberated frame of mind.

When you get angry, you should know that you aren’t guilty of an isolated lapse, you’ve encouraged a trend and thrown fuel on the fire… It is inevitable that continuous behavior of any one kind is going to instill new habits and tendencies, while steadily confirming old ones. This is my ambition: I aspire to make you proof against force, obstruction, and disappointment; free, content, and happy, with your attention fixed on God in every matter great and small.

We should discipline ourselves in small things, and from there progress to things of greater value. If you have a headache, practice not cursing. Don’t curse every time you have an earache. And I’m not saying that you can’t complain, only don’t complain with your whole being. If your servant is slow to bring you a bandage, don’t roll around and yell, ‘Everybody hates me!’ Who wouldn’t hate such a person? Walk upright and free, trusting in the strength of your moral convictions, not the strength of your body, like an athlete. You weren’t meant to be invincible by brute force, like a pack animal. You are invincible if nothing outside the will can disconcert you.”

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