Stoic Sunday | 12.25.22 | Know the Destination
This is one of the first times we will be examining the works of Seneca. In his line "No Wind is Favorable", Seneca identifies the importance of knowing what your destination is; or in easier terms, what's your goal? So often we can find ourselves just drifting and going through the motions, and to tie this into Seneca, going through the motions is when a ship Captain lets the wind determine their course. For those unfamiliar with Naval and Marine Travel, a Captain knows his destination before he leaves the port. When an unfavorable wind comes in or a strong storm, it is the captains job to stay on course and get the crew and ship to its destination.
So how does this apply to us today? Our mind is the captain, our body is the boat the unfavorable winds are the challenges that life throws at us. Often times when we set goals for ourselves we get affected by this thing called "Shiny Object Syndrome". This is when we get distracted by the new and exciting idea that comes across our laps everyday, and lose focus. We must stay disciplined when trying to achieve our goals and know what direction to go in before we start our journey, otherwise it will be like getting lost at sea with a wind; similar to Senecas statement.