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Problems. Challenges. Roadblocks. Obstacles. Small irritations. Big thorny dilemmas. Inconvenient tangents. No matter their size and what you call them, we all face them. Like taxes and weeds, they are inevitable; clear one away and more appear
The Obstacle Is The Way is a modern take on the ancient philosophy of Stoicism, which helps you endure the struggles of life with grace and resilience by drawing lessons from ancient heroes, former presidents, modern actors, athletes, and how they turned adversity into success, thanks to the power of perception, action and will.
The Obstacle Is The Way takes ancient philosophy, applies it to the success stories of ancient heroes, historic figures and modern celebrities and CEOs, and derives a framework from it, which you can follow to face the struggles of your own life with the right perception, actions and the will to see them through.
Here are three great lessons that I take from this summary book:
✓ Imagine you're advising yourself as a friend to keep an objective perspective.
✓ Large obstacles have large weaknesses - identify them and use them against them.
✓ Use your will to accept what you cannot change and change the things you can.