Skeleton Schedule of a Stoic

You are a warrior.

You have a vision.

How do you go from living in the current state of reality to living in the vision you dream of?

You need to work. You need your focus on your vision. You need to wrap your lifestyle around the vision. You need to plant the seed of your vision into your heart and nourish the seed. You need fertile ground, sunlight, air, and water.

Here is the skeleton schedule. I call it the skeleton because it’s minimal. It’s stoic, not epicurean.

It provides structure and support that you will need to thrive and stay focused while creating your vision.

Take out your phone to create two alarms:

  1. Sunrise in your city
  2. Sunset in your city

[Day light hours: thrive, create value and beauty || Dark hours: create order and rest]

Habit= Cue–>Routine–>Reward

Cue will be your alarm going off at the time of sunrise or sunset

Action when sunrise: freshen up, exercise, hydrate–>start creating vision–>have simple meal–>return to creating vision–>have simple meal

Action when sunset: throw out garbage, return items back to place, remove dirt and dust, do laundry, wash dishes–>pamper before bed–>relax and fall asleep

Reward will be the feeling of achievement, progress that you will see after focusing your efforts. Reward will be knowing and feeling that you are aligned with what you want to create in the world. Reward will be enjoying lighthearted conversations with your family and friends when you take a break from working. Reward will be the nutritious meal you eat and the refreshing water you drink to keep you energized and your mind crisp.

Ideally, you will work 80-100 hours a week on creating your vision.

Q. How about relationships? How about fun? How about vacations? How about tv shows, books, movies?

A. While you are working to create your vision, you want to keep your mind sharp and get lost in your work by focusing. However, you will be interrupted by people wanting to connect with you or you might feel the need to take a break. Take the break, connect to people. Still, it is essential that you maintain focus on creating your vision because you can’t go from Reality to Dream by fantasizing and imagining how amazing living in your dream would be. You have to solve problems and learn and create your vision.

When you are working, you will have to be critical, constantly evaluating, and performing the right tasks. There is a startling difference between this type of work, the kind of mind or intelligence you must use is relation to how your default mindset when you aren’t working. Always, be connected to your surroundings, the people around you, the way you feel, and where you are in time and space. You must be in harmony with the world so that you are in harmony with yourself. Your vision is far away, but your life is happening now. Your happiness is now. Your vision is something you want to create for fun, as a challenge. Your life right now is amazing the way it is. Don’t chase your vision. Be drawn to your vision.

So it is up to you. How urgent do you feel that your vision is for your community and for yourself? Are you willing to stick to a skeleton schedule that meets strictly your needs, so that you can create your real desires? An epicurean is someone who reaps. If you want to create your vision, be a stoic. Be someone who sows. Later you can really savor the fruit that your seed has produced.

Failure is not an option.

“My mentality is that of a samurai. I would rather commit seppuku than fail.” –Elon Musk

Meanwhile, be gentle. Be gentle with yourself. Don’t let the gap between reality and your vision make you nervous or anxious.

“I am learning every day to allow the space between where I am and where I want to be to inspire me and not terrify me” -Tracee Ellis Ross

Sincerely with love,

Haeun Héloïse Kim

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