The Obstacle Is the Way

  • by Ryan Holiday
  • Narrated by Ryan Holiday
  • 6 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

"The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way." (Marcus Aurelius)
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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Blown away!

Blown away, amazing how relatable all the stories are and Ryan has a way off motivating you, occasionally with humour, to make practical changes to your perception to help transform scenarios into what you want them to be.
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- Ben

Fantastic book

Highly consistent and on topic, the whole book felt like 1 chapter which I enjoyed. It also sparked my interest in the people discussed through out the book. This is one of those books that will leave you on a trail of exploring deeper.
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- Alex.D

Book Details

  • Release Date: 06-05-2014
  • Publisher: Tim Ferriss