In our last +1, Seneca taught us how awesome it is to pursue the straight course to reach the destination where doing the right thing is the thing that gives us the most joy.
In his words (one more time): “How much better to pursue a straight course and eventually reach that destination where the things that are pleasant and the things that are honorable finally become, for you, the same.”
How do we do that?
Well, Seneca has an answer to that question as well.
He says: “You have to persevere and fortify your pertinacity until the will to good becomes a disposition to good.”
Can you please repeat that, o’ wise Seneca the Younger?
Yes. → “You have to persevere and fortify your pertinacity until the will to good becomes a disposition to good.”
First: Let’s define “pertinacity.”
It means: “Holding firmly to an opinion or a course of action” as in: “He worked with a pertinacious resistance to interruptions.”
So, we need to work with a stubbornness and strong discipline until our WILL to do the right thing leads to a DISPOSITION of doing the right thing.
Sounds good to me.
That’s Today’s +1.
How’s your pertinacity?
And… How will you fortify it a little more Today?
Let’s persevere until our WILL to good becomes a DISPOSITION to good.
(And, of course, arrive at the destination where doing that which is best for us is also that which is most enjoyable. 🤓)
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