To the extent that there’s a gap between who you’re capable of being in any given moment and who are actually being in that moment, you will experience a level of discontent. Regret. Anxiety. Depression.
As per our last +1, a bad-daimon.
The trick to closing the gap between who you’re capable of being and who you’re actually being so you can enjoy the mental and emotional well-being of eudaimonia?
The Greeks had a word for that, too. And, if I had to summarize my entire philosophy in one word, it would be that word: areté.
The word areté directly translates as "virtue” or “excellence,” but it has a deeper meaning—something closer to “expressing the highest version of yourself moment to moment to moment.”
When we do that, there’s simply no room for the regret or anxiety or disillusionment.
When you’re at a choice point today, think areté.
High five your inner daimon and experience the joy of flourishing.
I've been thinking about how I can help you optimize (technically, I'm pretty much *always* obsessing about it) and realized I should probably do some more behind-the-scenes videos to capture my (often messy) thought process about how to take Optimize to the next level and do my life's work while serving you profoundly and creating an exemplary business that scales in the process. This video is the fruits of that. Hope you enjoy!
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