And though some effort will be required, moving towards your intentional way of being will not continue to be a laborious effort.
Limiting ourselves allows us to more fully explore the activities we’ve deemed worthy. The less we do, the more fully we can do those few things.
We can’t control how others feel, but we can control the intentionality we bring to living with our virtues in every interaction we have.
We won’t know when it’s our last day but if we regulate each day as if it could be, we’ll live a good life.
What are the activities or practices that, if you do them, mean you’re likely to have a good day? And how are you setting yourself up for success in completing them?
It’s important not to start by trying to do everything, but rather to set out to do at least one thing you intended to do.
So what does it mean to set the state? It means to commit to being the person you want to be regardless of the response or situation.
We must identify our tendencies, and should we care to, bring intentionality to going the other way.