“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” — Marcus Aurelius
We are often stuck, and 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 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 and shows us how we can turn our own obstacles into advantage.
Enjoy The Obstacle Is the Way by Ryan Holiday
Here are my favorite quotes from this great book that taught me to accept bad times and also to be prepared for them.
“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.”
“Choose not to be harmed—and you won’t feel harmed. Don’t feel harmed—and you haven’t been.”