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Bad Things Do Happen

Practical Practice Management

Most thought leaders teach us to focus on the positive, such as the “Law of Attraction” to bring good things our way. But are there benefits to thinking about what bad or negative things that could happen? Ryan Holiday, Author of “The Obstacle Is The Way,” and “Stillness Is The Key” hosts a videocast “The Daily Stoic” and addresses this very thing and states it has been practiced for thousands of years.

Ryan states that the stoics would practice, Premeditatio Malorum (“the pre-meditation of evils”) which is a Stoic exercise of imagining things that could go wrong or be taken away from us. Now, I know this sounds like a downer, but the purpose of this exercise would be if you thought about what might possibly go wrong then you would be more prepared if it did. It was not a practice that they used to consume their mind with…

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