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The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph (edição 2014)

por Ryan Holiday (Autor)

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"A guide not just for overcoming the obstacles that hold us back-but for using them for great benefit The great Athenian orator Demosthenes was born with a crippling speech impediment and was robbed of his inheritance by cruel guardians. Samuel Zemurray was a poor roadside fruit peddler pitted against the behemoth United Fruit Company. Ulysses S. Grant found himself stuck across the Mississippi river, desperately trying to break into the impenetrable fortress of Vicksburg. These icons and many others throughout history-from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Richard Wright to Steve Jobs-were often placed in nearly impossible situations that turned out to be the platforms for astounding triumphs. They were not exceptionally brilliant, lucky, or gifted. Their success in overcoming extreme obstacles was the result of a timeless set of philosophical principles that great men and women have always followed. Now Ryan Holiday unpacks those lessons and reframes them for today's world, building on the wisdom of the ancient Stoics and a rich trove of examples. He shows us how to turn obstacles into advantages, through controlling our perceptions, swift and energetic action, and true force of will"--"A guide to overcoming adversity by drawing on the wisdom of the ancient Stoics"--… (mais)
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Título:The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph
Autores:Ryan Holiday (Autor)
Informação:Portfolio (2014), Edition: 1, 224 pages
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The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph por Ryan Holiday

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This is an extremely readable, accessible book which distills the essence of Stoic philosophy into pragmatic insights and inspiration.

Life is full of challenges, but we can overcome them -- or at least get through them well -- by facing up to them with clear vision and courage, seeking the opportunities and gifts inherent in every problem and taking right action, and then living gracefully with the outcomes, whatever they are.

This may sound simplistic, and an echo of many other self-help books, but Holiday has a gift for acknowledging the challenge of these steps, sharing ideas for actually putting them to work, and illustrating with great examples.

In the end he asserts (rightfully, I believe) that philsophy isn't some abstract lah-di-dah practice of sheltered people in ivory towers; it's "an operating system for life."

I feel confident that virtually any individual who reads this book will receive the benefit of an upgrade to their personal operating system. Even teenagers will be able to grasp these concepts and - hopefully - put them to good use. ( )
  jsabrina | Jul 13, 2021 |
When reading about modern stoicism, this one kept coming up as a book recommendation. The focus is on resiliency and growth mindset when it comes to opposition. This may seem like common advice, but it's sometimes most difficult to remember when in the worst positions. ( )
  adamfortuna | May 28, 2021 |
I am glad I read this book, but I can't say I enjoyed it. If you are a believer in the philosophy of stoicism or want to learn more about that philosophy than this is the book for you. It did make me think and I am interested in reading more about Stoicism. ( )
  klrabbit58 | May 3, 2021 |
Ryan Holiday is marketer, entrepreneur, and writer who likes to talk and write about Stoicism and what benefits it can have in the modern world. I've seen a few of his YouTube videos and I have an interest in Stoicism so I have bought a few of his books. I picked this up yesterday afternoon as I was feeling a bit bored and fancied something different. By early evening I had finished the book and while that is usually a good sign, in this case it is not. The book isn't bad, there just isn't much substance to it and could easily have fitted into an essay. The core message is good but at times it is poorly argued. Holiday uses a lot of examples from history and while the American ones are not particularly familiar to me a few of the European ones are. Viktor Frankl is a great example of Stoicism but Margaret Thatcher and Erwin Rommel I would argue are not.

In the end this was a big disappointment, I had expected more and I wonder if this is another case of an 'internet blogger' expanding a little on their blog posts and turning it into a book. ( )
  Brian. | Mar 12, 2021 |
This is the most concise, readable digest about stoicism I've encountered so far. Holiday summarizes the core concepts in universally understandable terms and then shows how great leaders have applied them in a wide variety of circumstances. The overall theme is based on the quote from Marcus Aurelius: "The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way." The structure is organized around the three disciplines of perception, action and will, which derive from another Aurelius quote. Beyond merely staying positive in the face of obstacles, we should learn to embrace them for the opportunity and potential innovation they present. I appreciated that rather than glossing over the reality of negative emotions, the author instead explores the value of learning to put them aside or control them. The book also makes valuable points about using process and continually pressing forward. ( )
  jpsnow | Jan 4, 2021 |
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"A guide not just for overcoming the obstacles that hold us back-but for using them for great benefit The great Athenian orator Demosthenes was born with a crippling speech impediment and was robbed of his inheritance by cruel guardians. Samuel Zemurray was a poor roadside fruit peddler pitted against the behemoth United Fruit Company. Ulysses S. Grant found himself stuck across the Mississippi river, desperately trying to break into the impenetrable fortress of Vicksburg. These icons and many others throughout history-from John D. Rockefeller to Amelia Earhart to Richard Wright to Steve Jobs-were often placed in nearly impossible situations that turned out to be the platforms for astounding triumphs. They were not exceptionally brilliant, lucky, or gifted. Their success in overcoming extreme obstacles was the result of a timeless set of philosophical principles that great men and women have always followed. Now Ryan Holiday unpacks those lessons and reframes them for today's world, building on the wisdom of the ancient Stoics and a rich trove of examples. He shows us how to turn obstacles into advantages, through controlling our perceptions, swift and energetic action, and true force of will"--"A guide to overcoming adversity by drawing on the wisdom of the ancient Stoics"--

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