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The Obstacle Is the Way

The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph

Ryan Holiday

“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” — Marcus AureliusWe 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 obst...
Publish Date
May 1
Goodreads rating
It has helped me to turn problems upside-down, become the calm within the storm, and even uncover unique opportunities.      source
Jun 30, 2014
A succinct adrenaline-generating call to clear thinking and rational action. Many historical examples. Incredibly inspiring.      source
My life has been beset with obstacles. It takes practice (and pain) to surmount them and achieve success. This author’s book is a how-to guide for just that.      source
I definitely recommend this book to everyone.      source
One of the books that I’ve given away the most lately.      source
Follow these precepts and you will revolutionize your life. Read this book!      source
I’m enjoying right now.      source