20. Apr, 2020

The Obstacle is the Way

Some insights from The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday below:

“The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.” ‐ Roman Emperor Marcus Aurelius

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“The only guarantee, ever, is that things will go wrong. The only thing we can use to mitigate this is anticipation. Because the only variable we control completely is ourselves…the person who has rehearsed in their mind what could go wrong will not be caught by surprise. The person ready to be disappointed won’t be.
They will have the strength to bear it. They are not as likely to get discouraged or to shirk from the task that lies before them, or make a mistake in the face of it.”

Don’t wait for setbacks, simulate them.