The Obstacle Is the Way

  • by Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by Ryan Holiday
  • 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way." (Marcus Aurelius)
We are stuck, stymied, frustrated. But it needn't be this way. There is a formula for success that's been followed by the icons of history - from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Ulysses S. Grant to Steve Jobs - a 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 time - and shows us how we can turn our own adversity into advantage.


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see a problem as a blessing

a must read, if you are not familiar with stoicism then read this and if you are then in the intent to emphasise; read this. the book basically preaches that bad things are going to happen, accept it, see it as an opportunity to grow and a lesson to learn from because nothing that happens to you is more than you can bare.
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A great introduction to some great thinkers and ways of thinking when life gets you in a pinch; and everyday situations for those those aspiring to success and the everyman alike.
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Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-05-2014
  • Publisher: Tim Ferriss