The big three

Credit:  Jean-Pol GRANDMONT (From Wikipedia)  

Credit: Jean-Pol GRANDMONT (From Wikipedia) 

“All you need are these: certainty of judgment in the present moment; action for the common good in the present moment; and an attitude of gratitude in the present moment for anything that comes your way.”


Perception, Action, Will. Those are the three overlapping but critical disciplines of Stoicism... the following little reminder sums up the three most essential parts of Stoic philosophy worth carrying with you every day:

  • Control your perceptions.
  • Direct your actions properly.
  • Willingly accept what’s outside your control.

That’s all we need to do.

(From The Daily Stoic: 366 Meditations on Wisdom perseverance, and the art of living)