Who is in your Club?
A few weeks ago, I read one of the Daily Stoic emails, from Ryan Holiday, that magically appears in my inbox every morning. If you don't receive that email I would recommend that you add yourself to that list! He shares the wisdom of the Stoics with a twist that is applicable to life in the modern world.
This particular email that we will be discussing, talked about a group of men who formed "The Club." This was not just your average run-of-the-mill boys club. Not just a group of guys who got together to hang out together and share a drink. When these men gathered, they were looking to become better. And they were looking for help from one another to get there.
The Club was meeting as a group during 1764 in London. According to Leo Damrosch, who wrote The Club, a book about this group of men, they consisted of "arguably the greatest British critic, biographer, political philosopher, historian, and economist of all time." Let that sink in for a moment. These meetings were not just a gathering of average men talking about football over a pint of beer at the local pub. These were men who were trying to solve the problems of the day in England in 1764.
According to Damrosch, "They gave each other ideas. They inspired each other. They challenged each other. They grieved with each other and had grievances with each other…Above all the Club existed for conversations: not just small talk, but wide-ranging discussion on topics of all kinds."
This description reminds me of one of my favorite quotes attributed to Jim Rohn
"You are the average of the 5 people that you spend the most time with."
Do you have a "Club?"
Who in your life will challenge you when you need it? Who will inspire you to greatness? Who do you turn to when you need more than just small talk?
We ALL need those people in our lives!
Have you found yours?
Movement is my medicine,