(Audiobook) The Obstacle Is the Way: Complete Review

About the book

The book is about how to turn obstacles into opportunities to become wiser, stronger, more persistent and confidently pave the way to the desired results.

Almost two thousand years ago, the great Roman emperor Marcus Aurelius wrote: “And he advances the very obstacle to business in the matter and leads along the way the difficulty of the path.” It was a laconic formulation of one of the most effective formulas in history for overcoming any negative situations. Its basis: in order to achieve what you want, you need to turn the circumstances around, concentrate energy on what you can change, and not waste it on emotional experiences and excessive analysis of everything that happens. There is always another way to get there. Failures and problems can always be expected, but they will never be permanent. Having understood what obstacle you are facing, you can understand how to act correctly.

Ryan Holiday tells how some of the most successful people in history – from John Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart, from Ulysses Grant to Steve Jobs – have used this knowledge to cope with difficult and sometimes impossible situations. He highlighted the most important aspects of this knowledge and formulated principles that help to act less impulsively, more deliberately, more disciplined and balanced in any area of ​​life.

Whether you are frustrated, demoralized, or struggling to get out of a rut, this book can help you turn challenges into big benefits.

From the author

What is perception? The way we see and understand what is happening around us. What these events we believe will mean. Our perception can be a source of strength or colossal weakness. If we are emotional, subjective, and shortsighted, we will only add to our hassle. So that the world around us does not overwhelm, we must, as did the ancients, learn to restrain our passions and their influence on our lives.

Without skill and discipline, it is impossible to eliminate the harm of bad perception, not to separate true signals from deceitful ones, and not to filter out prejudices, expectations and fears. But it’s worth it because what is left is the truth. When others are agitated and scared, we will remain cool and calm. We will see things not as good or bad, but as they really are. It will be incredibly useful for you in the fight against obstacles.

Who is this book for?

For those who are faced with life problems and are looking for ways to overcome.

For those who are tired of dealing with troubles and who need strength for inspiration.

For those who want to learn how to calmly and impartially solve emerging problems.

About the author:

Ryan Holiday - author of Obstacle as a Path

Ryan Holiday writes about ancient philosophy and its place in everyday life. A sought-after speaker, strategist and author of several best-selling books. His books, translated into 30 languages, have been read by over two million people. He lives with his family near Austin (Texas).

Author: Ryan Holiday

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