Holiday, Ryan. The Obstacle Is the Way.

The Obstacle Is the Way

  1. PART I: PERCEPTION
    1. THE DISCIPLINE OF PERCEPTION
    2. RECOGNIZE YOUR POWER
    3. STEADY YOUR NERVES
    4. CONTROL YOUR EMOTIONS
    5. PRACTICE OBJECTIVITY
    6. ALTER YOUR PERSPECTIVE
    7. IS IT UP TO YOU?
    8. LIVE IN THE PRESENT MOMENT
    9. THINK DIFFERENTLY
    10. FINDING THE OPPORTUNITY
    11. PREPARE TO ACT

     

    PART II: ACTION

    1. THE DISCIPLINE OF ACTION
    2. GET MOVING
    3. PRACTICE PERSISTENCE
    4. ITERATE
    5. FOLLOW THE PROCESS
    6. DO YOUR JOB, DO IT RIGHT
    7. WHAT’S RIGHT IS WHAT WORKS
    8. IN PRAISE OF THE FLANK ATTACK
    9. USE OBSTACLES AGAINST THEMSELVES
    10. CHANNEL YOUR ENERGY
    11. SEIZE THE OFFENSIVE
    12. PREPARE FOR NONE OF IT TO WORK

     

    PART III: WILL

    1. THE DISCIPLINE OF THE WILL
    2. BUILD YOUR INNER CITADEL
    3. ANTICIPATION (THINKING NEGATIVELY)
    4. THE ART OF ACQUIESCENCE
    5. LOVE EVERYTHING THAT HAPPENS: AMOR FATI
    6. PERSEVERANCE
    7. SOMETHING BIGGER THAN YOURSELF
    8. MEDITATE ON YOUR MORTALITY
    9. PREPARE TO START AGAIN

     

    Final Thoughts: The Obstacle Becomes the Way

    Postscript: You’re Now A Philosopher. Congratulations

    Acknowledgments

    Selected Bibliography

    The Stoic Reading List

    Reading Recommendations