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Daily Meditations – Stoic Quotes from Nelson Mandela

Iconic picture of Nelson Mandela and François Pienaar by Jean-Pierre Muller at the 1995 Rugby World Cup

To jump straight to the quotes and their rendering, go down to ‘Meditating to Mandela’ quotes.’

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One of the popular things about Nelson Mandela on the internet is the question on his faith. Was he Christian or not?

The other popular thing is his favourite line: “I am the master of my fate: I am the captain of my soul.” It is a line from the Stoic Victorian Poem ‘Invictus’ by William Ernest Henley.

Why Like Snoop Dogg We Should Thank Ourselves For Doing Stuff: The Great Stoic Philosophy Of Uncle Snoop

Snoop Dogg received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, and in his ‘Thank You Speech,’ he thanked himself.

To quote the speech: “I want to thank me for believing in me, I want to thank me for doing all this hard work, I want to thank me for having no days off, I want to thank me for never quitting, I want to thank me for always being a giver, and trying to give more than I receive, I want to thank me for doing more right than wrong, I want to thank me for being me at all times…”

That is some cold ass truth.

His speech made me realise the importance of accumulating everyday activities that help me get closer to achieving my goals and wishes in life.

Am I doing all I can to achieve my goals? Am I going at it daily? Am I working relentlessly hard?

14 Stoicism Quotes that Help Heal Anxiety

This is an extract from my latest and fourth book, The Anxious Entrepreneur.

Entrepreneurship is a nerve wracking business. Entrepreneurs are always anxious about multiple things. They have goals and therefore expectations, but it is known that things cannot go according to one’s wishes, plans, desires, needs or desperation all the time.

Expectations are rarely met and subconsciously, when they aren’t, we are shaken. It is an opportune window for anxiety or even depression to set in, depending on the severity or extent of the misfortune.