Seneca on The Stories We Tell Ourselves

What I learned from Seneca on The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Seneca on The Stories We Tell Ourselves

Welcome to Make Daily! This email contains an idea, reflection, and a simple action you can take on your work today.


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Idea 💡

"We suffer more often in imagination than in reality." — Seneca

Reflection 🤔

I believe the stories in our heads can real without being true. Here's what I mean:

Brian is passionate about graphic design. He is just getting started, and struggles to believe anyone will like his work because he never got a graphic design degree. Because of this fear, he refuses share his designs and never pursues his dream of becoming a professional graphic designer.

The truth of whether Brian's graphic design is good or not is irrelevant. All that matters is the story he's telling himself about it. That is what's real, even if it's not true.

Action ✅

What story are you telling yourself that isn't true?

Drop it today.

About the creator 👤

Seneca was a Roman Stoic philosopher, statesman, dramatist, and, in one work, satirist, from the post-Augustan age of Latin literature.


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Alex