The Obstacle is the Way – a timeless self-help guide

Updated: Jun 6

There are so many books on self-help and development, but I guess they have all worked around guiding on how to remove the different obstacles from the journey towards your dreams. If we want to achieve something big, then facing problems is so common. These difficult situations may be different in their intensities and vary from person to person, but they always end up with making us feel frustrated, irritated, and anxious.

The Obstacle is the Way – a timeless self-help guide

Well, if you can feel previous and if this is something that is happening with you as well then, this timeless book is for you. Recently, I have been crushing over stoicism philosophy and after reading this book – It made me completely aware of the aspects and logic behind this philosophy. Well! In some time, you too would be aware of this.

What is this book all about?

This book, "The Obstacle is the Way" covers various aspects of our life like- Perception, Actions and Will. The author of this book, Ryan Holiday explained every inch of the topic in such a way that would be so easy to understand and apply in life. The best part about this book is the way, the author has shared the method for turning obstacles into advantages.

Let us dive through the Three Main Parts of this Book:

Part 1: Perception

“You will come across obstacles in life - fair and unfair. And you will discover, time and time again, that what matters most is not what these obstacles are but how we see them, how we react to them, and whether we keep our composure.”

– Ryan Holiday

Our perception is the way how we look at the daily happenings in our life. These regular events can be either our source of strength or can evolve into a source of weakness.

The Obstacle is the Way – a timeless self-help guide