"I count him braver who overcomes his desires than him who conquers his enemies, for the hardest victory is over self."
Indeed, the toughest battle we face is with ourselves and our inner soul. We are sometimes lazy to get up because of the comfort of lying in bed. We eat lavishly without caring about the outside world. Perhaps we are destroying or using our bodies in ways which they aren't meant be used. This destruction is taking place every day. Think about a time when you had to conquer a fear. Let's say it was the fear of speaking in front of a large crowd. Didn't it feel great to challenge yourself and succeed in facing something you thought was more powerful than you? Then, why break away?
Aristotle knew of our daily struggles. We may engage in appropriate behavior while no one is watching or do something that harms our body or mind. Why force pain upon yourself? Forget about others and focus on yourself. What can you do to improve? Perhaps you may have the urge to gossip or speak ill about the others. Could you take a step back and think about how you could fix this? That one step could be all it takes to change your life around. You probably have heard this millions of times, but be aware.
Be mindful of every action you make. You won't see the results of change in an instant, but it'll surely add up in due time. Are you ready?
Aristotle has certainly inspired me so has he done the same for you? One last thing…don't feel like you're alone. There is someone who will guide you while others may mold you into another being. Be careful of that. Now, what are you waiting for? Please make your own mark in the world by first drawing that mark into yourself so you see who you are now and who you want to be in the future!
Thank you for reading!
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