Book Review: The Obstacle Is The Way by Ryan Holiday

The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Adversity to AdvantageThe Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Adversity to Advantage by Ryan Holiday
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

Ryan’s book was the first proper introduction to Stoicism for me. I have to say I’m blown away by the concept of it.

Besides a healthy dose of Stoicism, Ryan also serves a great deal of historical and modern a day anecdotes that builds up toward one of the greatest Stoic mantra: The Obstacle is The Way

Ryan’s research and observation is commendable. And for me, as a writer, quite inspiring as well.

He brings in years of knowledge he gained by reading a whole lot of books. And turns them into lessons for his readers regarding how Perception Is Everything, and how Every Obstacle Is An Opportunity In Disguise.

This is a revolutionary book for me. One of those that will be a part of me forever and one that I’ll be returning to time and again.

Thank you Ryan Holiday for giving such a fresh perspective on things, and being an inspiration.

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Of Life

Calm down!
Breathe a little
Reach out to the darkness
Revel in the sweet delirium
Of uncertainty

Knowing is end!
Unknowing keeps whole
Stay hungry, stay aground
Revel in the sweet bliss
Of ignorance

Celebrate achievements
Forget it and move on
Satisfaction is ever the sin
Revel in your fair share
Of greatness

Forget not who you were
Once you’ve become
Who you want to be
Rejoice in the pleasures
Of humility

Inspired by our great thinkers…