- Audible Audio Edition
- Listening Length: 6 hours and 7 minutes
- Program Type: Audiobook
- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Tim Ferriss
- Audible.com Release Date: May 6, 2014
- Whispersync for Voice: Ready
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00K5JUNSU
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The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph Audiobook – Unabridged
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We might not be emperors, but the world is still constantly testing us. It asks: Are you worthy? Can you get past the things that inevitably fall in your way? Will you stand up and show us what you're made of?
Plenty of people have answered this question in the affirmative. And a rarer breed still has shown that they not only have what it takes, but they thrive and rally at every such challenge. That the challenge makes them better than if they'd never faced the adversity at all.
Now it's your turn to see if you're one of them, if you'll join their company.
This book shows you the way." ~ Ryan Holiday from The Obstacle Is the Way
Learning to turn our biggest challenges into our biggest opportunities is what this book is all about--"The timeless art of turning trials into triumph."
Marcus Aurelius tells: "The impediment to action advances the action. What stands in the way becomes the way." In short, the obstacle is the way.
Ryan Holiday is a brilliant writer (and guy) and this book is a *really* smart, lucid, compelling, inspiring manual on the art of living invincibly.
Ryan masterfully integrates ancient Stoic wisdom from Marcus Aurelius + Seneca + Epictetus and brings that wisdom to life via inspiring stories featuring everyone from John D. Rockefeller, Ulysses S. Grant and Theodore Roosevelt to Amelia Earhart and Steve Jobs.
My book is all marked up and peppered with "wow"s and "YES!"s. If you're enjoying this Note, I think you'll really dig it.
The book has three parts: Perception + Action + Will.
Some Big Ideas from this book:
1. Perception - Key #1: Think clearly.
2. Action - Key #2: Act correctly.
3. Will - Key #3: Accept + endure reality.
4. Panic Button - Don't hit it.
5. Post-Traumatic Growth - Is much better than PTSD.
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For those going through transition, this book will help you get un-stuck. I have of read three of Robert Greene's books (more than once) and this work by Mr Holiday is in fact written in a similar style. Compelling in its structure, it is easily assimilated by the reader, and it's small size allows one to carry it along and read over and over until they "get it". A nice sturdy hard-covered book that you can hand down...makes a nice gift for a friend in need!
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