I am not a Stoic.
I do, however, like to conduct little stoical experiments from time to time, like living without Internet at home, living without a phone for a few months, living a year without purchasing material possessions, living without a television at home, living without goals, etc., etc.
I don’t conduct these uncomfortable little self-studies to deprive myself of anything, though. Rather, I want to test the way I live—to examine the way I think about living—so I can grow.
Growth happens most rapidly whenever I step into my discomfort zone.
How about you? What experiments will you commit to this year? Message me on Twitter — @JFM — and let me know. I’m interested to hear how you’re growing.