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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A boy
A man
A son
A brother
A friend
A student
An employee
But at the very beginning
Before I was anything…
I was.
I just ‘was’.
a being with the sole purpose of being
The one who knew nothing
And the wisest thing I’ve ever been


The Seed of Ignorance/The Tree of Wisdom


“To be conscious that you are ignorant of the facts is a great step to knowledge.”

Benjamin Disraeli


Plant the seed of ignorance
It inspires us to ask
Questions that truly matter
Questions that often go amiss
Right questions
Or even the wrong ones!
It gives us
More than knowledge
It grows us
The tree of wisdom!


Today’s scribble is a consequence of this article I stumbled upon. If you have time, do give it a read.

Also. Sorry for a slight delay in the new post… but it’s been those kind of days… 🙂

Happy work days!