The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way. Marcus AureliusWe are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it neednt be this way. There is a formula for success thats been followed by the icons of historyfrom John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobsa formula that let them turn obstacles into opportunities. Faced with impossible situations, they found the astounding triumphs we all seek.These men and women were not exceptionally brilliant, lucky, or gifted. Their success came from timeless philosophical principles laid down by a Roman emperor who struggled to articulate a method for excellence in any and all situations.This book reveals that formula for the first timeand shows us how we can turn our own adversity into advantage....
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The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph Reviews
I don't know whether the author intended it to be read as such, but to me this is nothing if not a motivational book. Rooted in actionable philosophy that seeks to flip readers' perception of any problematic event into an opportunity, 'Obstacle''s inner message is that, ultimately, the only thing standing between success and failure is yourself. His writing style here is sharp, succinct and authoritative, and clearly influenced by the approach of Holiday's mentor – and another favourite author o ...more
Maybe I got into it with too much background of the author.
Knowing and linking much of the Tim Ferris stuff I had read the blog post of "How to do a bestseller" which this applies without shame. That in itself would be no bad thing. The bad thing for me starts when there is no depth in this book. It is like having heard a good quote and repeating it over and over and over again.
I like the author and I like stoism. But there is so much more than "It is not important what life throws at you, you s ...more
سالها پیش یک دوره آموزشی در مورد تندخوانی رو نگاه میکردم. از خود مجموعه چیز زیادی یاد نگرفتم. به درد نمیخورد. اما در کنار این محصول چند تا مصاحبه به عنوان اشانتیون (بونس) گذاشته بود. یکی از این مصاحبهها با یک آقایی بود که در مورد اصل بنیادی کسب ثروت حرف میزد. میگفت روشهایی که برای ثروتمند شدن آموزش داده میشن معمولا برای همه افراد کارایی ندارن. روشی وجود نداره که بخواد قدم به قدم راه رو مشخص کنه و با اجرا کردنش همه ثروتمند بشن. اصل بنیادی اینه که حرکت کنیم و متوقف نشیم. مهم نیست که تصمیم به انجام ...more
Everyone has written excellent reviews so I'll keep mine short.
This book is stoicism 101, and resiliency 101. When you feel fear, doubt, lost- this is a book that will remind you that your problems are not unique- plenty of people have suffered worse, and flourished because of it.
It may be difficult to wrap our minds around some of these ideas in today's coddled, soft, comfortable society. But cultivating grit, strength, resilience has never been more important.
A quick read, and Ryan's writing ...more
Found this after googling "The Process" during a highly caffeinated Sixers-related research session one day. The Process refers to Sixers GM Sam Hinkie's plan to pull the team out of mediocrity by clearing cap space, developing unheralded young players, establishing a hardworking, fun, trusting culture/environment, and accumulating draft picks by trading current established veterans (and MCW, the previous season's Rookie of the Year) for future picks, using aforementioned cap space to absorb ove ...more
The Obstacle is the Way digs into how knowledge and reason are in fact the highest good, as well as how to stay indifferent to pleasure and pain and how to respond to the vicissitudes of fortune objectively. The key is to not let your emotions color your perception of the world.
Ryan not only provides a great review of stoicism, he does an excellent job at articulating exactly how this school of thought can be applied to any problems that you might be facing now as you try to advance your career ...more
Taking the reader through a practical and extremely balanced approach for handling failure, The Obstacle is the Way is a must-read for anyone who has struggled with crippling self-doubt, self-pity, and ennui. Through the wisdom of the Stoics and the example of history, Ryan Holiday reminds us that even great setbacks and obstacles are not the end of the world. Rather, they can become the fuel for a life well-lived. If we so choose.
As someone who feels deeply and places great value on emotions as ...more
This book was a fucking obstacle. Now I can share the way: Don't bother.