8 Stoic Philosophies Every Creative Person Should Follow

Stoic philosophy has man as its centre of concern. It’s important to understand how the Stoics viewed the world because it is the starting point of their thinking.

Despite the centuries that have passed, Stoic philosophy continues to be valid in an age like the one we are living in. Not so that it is another ornament that takes part of our intellectual life, but because it helps us to know ourselves better: to know our strengths to enhance them and thus turn them into defence instruments against both external and internal difficulties.

For every person engaged in creative work and who is expected to successfully brainstorm on a daily basis, Stoicism offers a safe way to solve every tricky situation. Each of these Stoic philosophies can be used and by practicing them you’ll make a progress in every creative process.

1. This Too Shall Pass

This is not intended to demoralize, but, on the contrary, to liberate. Why waste precious time and energy getting angry about things that don’t really matter?

The fact that the marketing manager criticizes the idea of your campaign is not very important, although it seems tremendous at the time. A good dose of perspective can keep you from worrying about problems that will only distract you from what really matters.

2. Whose Opinion Really Matters?

At the end of the day, you answer only to very few people. Why does it matter what the rest think? Instead of being riled up, put your trust in the fact that the people whose opinions really matter to you — yours and your team leaders — trust your performance.

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3. Conflict Can Drive Innovation

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