They did something special because of it. With a simple change of attitude, what seem like insurmountable obstacles become once-in-a-lifetime opportunities. À travers les vies de partisans du stoïcisme, allant de Épictète à Barack Obama, Holiday explore les trois disciplines (la perception, l’action et la volonté) à apprendre pour épouser et mettre en place cette philosophie. Athletes who were too small. This shopping feature will continue to load items when the Enter key is pressed. All of these, refined in the crucible of human experience over thousands of years. James Stockdale. Preface: The Obstacle Is The Way Lyrics Preface In the year 170, at night in his tent on the front lines of the war in Germania, Marcus Aurelius , the emperor of the Roman Empire, sat down to write. There is plenty written about Stoicism out there, much of it by some of the wisest and greatest thinkers who ever lived. 165. The Obstacle is the Way has become a cult classic, beloved by men and women around the world who apply its wisdom to become more successful at whatever they do. It turns out that the wisdom of that short passage from Marcus Aurelius can be found in others as well, men and women who followed it like he did. Einstein: The World As I See It. Or false goals and self-doubt. The power he held never seemed to go to his head—neither did the stress or burden. Our payment security system encrypts your information during transmission. We have professional frustration. Find some benefit. But also when you don’t win immediately, your adversities can make you a better person if you let them to. Its many fans include a former governor and movie star (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a hip hop icon (LL Cool J), an Irish tennis pro (James McGee), an NBC sportscaster (Michele Tafoya), and the coaches and players of winning teams like the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Cubs, and University of Texas men’s basketball team.The book draws its inspiration from stoicism, the ancient Greek philosophy of enduring pain or adversity with perseverance and resilience. Enjoy a great reading experience when you buy the Kindle edition of this book. size or ability), mental (e.g. I rather liked it but I haven't read the originals (yet) or know much about the topic beyond this book. So this will be a book of ruthless pragmatism and stories from history that illustrate the arts of relentless persistence and indefatigable ingenuity. Some of these men and women faced unimaginable horrors, from imprisonment to debilitating illnesses, in addition to day-to-day frustrations that were no different from ours. Can you get past the things that inevitably fall in your way? In Marcus’s words is the secret to an art known as turning obstacles upside down. Practical and well written.This book is like an operating system for a human being in the world. Guidance on thriving regardless of what's going on. Yes, because these obstacles are actually opportunities to test ourselves, to try new things, and, ultimately, to triumph. I had a lot of difficulties negotiating them because of myself. .orange-text-color {font-weight:bold; color: #FE971E;}Enjoy features only possible in digital – start reading right away, carry your library with you, adjust the font, create shareable notes and highlights, and more. Ancient philosophy never cared much for authorship or originality—all writers did their best to translate and explain the wisdom of the greats as it has been passed down in books, diaries, songs, poems, and stories. When you have a goal, obstacles are actually teaching you how to get where you want to go—carving you a path. My only critical comment is that it would be so much more inspiring for women to read more stories of women living courageous lives too. Highly recommend ***not*** purchasing. 30 Practical and applicable guidelines to think smarter, faster, and with expert insight (even if you aren’t one). Reviewed in the United States on April 9, 2019. The Obstacle Is the Way is Holiday's third book, and deals with failure, perspective, and having the mental toughness to carry on no matter what the circumstances. Subjected to those pressures, these individuals were transformed. Worse, from places where their very existence was threatened on a basis! 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