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Pitching The Truth


Nov 16, 2018

Why do people see unfortunate events in their lives as obstacles rather than as opportunities to grow?

In this week’s episode Greg Paul, discuss that misfortune is your opponent --challenging you to show what you are capable of overcoming in your life.

It is a lesson that Greg Paul had embraced and we hope you enjoy it.

 

“I judge you unfortunate because you have never lived through misfortune. You have passed through life without an opponent— no one can ever know what you are capable of, not even you.”

 -Seneca

 

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Topics Covered

 

01:12 – Meditations by Marcus Aurelius and Stoicism

01:40 – The misfortune that fell upon Greg that pushed him to reinvent himself

02:14 – What people do when they encounter misfortune and adversity

03:41 – Disservice by sitting here complaining or not getting up early in the morning to get things done

06:07 – Greg as a sprayer kind of spraying out all the different ideas he has, all the different struggles that he was having

06:13 – Getting laser-like focused on one specific idea, one specific purpose, one purpose that could be helpful to serve someone else.

07:17 – Doing greater things rather than dwelling with life’s misfortunes

09:27 – Vagabonding and doing the thing to be of service to others

11:13 – What is more with Greg, his mission to help former felon to transition back to the society

 

Takeaways

“I've been a bit of a sprayer myself kind of spraying out all the different ideas I have and all the different struggles I'm having.”

“This misfortune, this struggle that we all have is a gift to grow. “

“Rather than looking that misfortune. Looking at that waste of time and thinking to themselves, ‘What am I going to do? What am I going to do to change it?’“

 

Resources

 

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