Free Audiobook summary of the book The Obstacle Is The Way by David J. Ryan Holiday.
Ryan Holiday, a media strategist, explains how modern people can use some revered Stoic principles to turn obstacles into opportunities.
Stoicism: Overcoming Obstacles
People have relied on Stoic philosophy to overcome difficulties throughout history.
Stoicism, also known as the “operating manual for life,” is a pragmatic philosophy that assists people in overcoming adversity.
The Key Takeaways
● Stoicism rests on three fundamental disciplines: “perception, action, and will.”
● Perception is how you see the world. Seeing it realistically or with a bias can either help or hinder you.
● The right action is always directed, deliberate, bold and persistent.
● The world can break your body, but it can never break your spirit or mind thanks to willpower. You have control over your will.
The Positive Side Of Obstacles
● Obstacles that obstruct progress can actually promote progress.
● People grow by confronting and overcoming challenges.
● The benefits you gain from overcoming obstacles are ones you would not have gotten otherwise.
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