Week 6: You have two essential tasks in life…

“You have two essential tasks in life: to be a good person and to pursue the occupation that you love. Everything else is a waste of energy and a squandering of your potential.”

– Ryan Holiday and Stephen Hanselman, from the book “The Daily Stoic”

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I’ve been asking myself: What is it that only I can do? What is the best use of my limited time on this planet?

And I prefer to think that I always do the right thing when the situation calls for it, but the reality is that Fear is evil. Fear paralyses. Fear is sometimes (many times) in charge of making the decisions in my life.

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I procure always to treat other people the way I would hope to be treated. You know, “Put myself in other people’s shoes”. But negativity is always present. Opinion is always present, fear is always present.

Image result for i will try to put myself in other people's shoesThat is why so important this “Mental Diet” is. That is why is so important to insist, persist, and prevail.

I lost count of how many times I have failed in my mental diet. The good thing about that is that, by the exact same token, I lost count of how many times I have started all over again in my mental diet. That is how I know I will prevail. That is how I know I am prevailing!

Because now, I’m working on myself, for myself and by myself, with the help and support of Mark J. and all the wonderful people of MKMM Program.

I finally got it! In my journey, I’m becoming the hero I’m destined to be! I am the hero of my own life! I am living the journey of a hero!

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What a big secret we uncover in this wonderful journey…

“The happiness of our life depends upon the quality of our own thoughts” 

Marcos Aurelius

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I already started a new life… Now we entered into the second Scroll from Og Mandino’s book GREATEST SALESMAN IN THE WORLD .  Now, I’m determined to star and greet my day with love in my heart!

It is about time to change the “sh*t” word for something more positive every time I open my eyes in the morning. What about “Thank you God for another opportunity to live the life of my dreams”?

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Because, at the end…

It is my life. It is my responsibility to live the life I destined to live, with courage and love!


PS.  Please, comment and give me your insight…


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Rob Dunn robdunn.us/mkeblog

Waking up is the perfect time to realize that we have another chance to live in our successful journey towards our dreams! Great post, Ivan.

Carol Marsocci (@MKCarolMarsocci)

Ivan-, I really enjoyed your blog, especially the part about when waking up with the sh*t word! Talk about the “Law of Substitution”! Enjoy your journey! Carol


The mental diet can be challenging. I still have troubles with it. Just this morning I lost my patience with my daughter, I home school her, and had to restart. Always the watcher at the gate.


Well said. What a blessing that we’re aware of it and can pay attention to when and how often we are negative. What a gift. Thanks for sharing have a great day.

solange labbe

well done , marvelous summery, have a nice journey to your dreams come thru 🙂


That is a very positive piece about your journey. I too crashed on my first attempt at the mental diet. But now we get to do it together. I pray you have great success this week. Thanks for sharing and I look forward to reading your future posts.


I started the mental diet today and already started over 3 times 🙂 I just have to laugh and be an observer. Keep moving forward!

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