Thirty Days of Miyamoto Musashi – Day 1

A podcast I’m listening to, Must Triumph by Sam Yang has started a thirty day reflection exercise. The exercise is similar to those found in the Daily Stoic; read the text, reflect inward, journal.

Thirty days of Miyamoto Musashi

Day 1

”There is nothing outside of yourself that can ever enable you to get better, richer, stronger, or smarter. Everything is within. Everything exists. Seek nothing outside of yourself.”

At first this is is difficult for me because I regularly revisit the works of Musashi.

Better, richer, stronger, smarter. Yes, these are aspects of my life that I feel I must improve on. There are many others who have already accomplished levels of these aspects that I would like to get to, but have they gotten there with the parameters the standards the core values I hold for myself?

No. More often than not, Hell the F*ck no.
My metrics are not the same as their metrics.
My perspectives are not the same as their perspectives.

No one can truly do my work for me. All work done is done by the one doing it, and if it is in my name, I know I did not do it and am taking credit for those who truly did the work.

This is the year 2019, there is nothing truly new, and we all are standing on the shoulders of giants standing on the shoulders of giants standing on the shoulders of giants.

I can have outside assistance, but I must be clear of their parameters, or else I will again fail to stick to my own path.

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