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The Obstacle Is the Way

Ryan Holiday

5 mins

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The Obstacle Is the Way is a modern take on the ancient philosophy of Stoicism which helps you endure the struggles of life with grace and resilience, by drawing lessons from ancient heroes, former presidents, and modern day sensations, and how they turned adversity into success.


The Obstacle Is the Way

The Obstacle Is the Way

by Ryan Holiday


Ryan Holiday covers a lot of different topics, from online marketing and press coverage, to relationship building and book publishing. In The Obstacle Is the Way, he takes us through the ideas of Stoicism.

Holiday takes ancient philosophy, applies it to the modern success stories, and derives a tangible framework. Use it to help you face the struggles of your own life, as it will provide you with the right perception, will, and actions to see them through.

Favorite quote

There is no good or bad without us, there is only perception. There is the event itself and the story we tell ourselves about what it means.

- Ryan Holiday

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