Epictetus outlines the proper functioning of the mind with this quote:
- Choice – making good choices in thoughts and actions
- Refusal – to steer yourself away from temptation
- Yearning – to be a better person
- Repulsion – of things that are untrue
- Preparation – be prepared for what lies ahead
- Purpose – following your guiding principles
- Assent – understand what you can control and accept what is outside of your control.