Self Help

The Obstacle Is the Way

Ryan Holiday
Recommended by 
Amath M'Baye

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Read Time

3 hours and 33 minutes

Why should you read it?

As athletes we go through many trials in our everyday lives, and learning how to embrace them instead of fearing them can go a long way in helping us fulfill our dreams and live a better life. ⁣


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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