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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...
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It has helped me to turn problems upside-down, become the calm within the storm, and even uncover unique opportunities.      source
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
Not kidding on the philosophy of Rory. He's not selling anyone anything, just opening up a little on how he frames his world. "Rory Philosophy" is a useful Google, by summer Friday standards. One of Rory's best book reccos is The Obstacle is the Way which I just finished.      source
I definitely recommend this book to everyone.      source
Books on “doing the work” and why showing up each day matters. The ONE Thing (← this), The Dip (fastest), The Compound Effect (classic), The Obstacle is the Way (philosophical), and ReWork (the plan). You only need to read one, but I recommend them all.      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