Highlights from the book by Ryan Holiday:
“Whatever we face, we have a choice: Will we be blocked by obstacles, or will we advance through and over them? …Great individuals, like great companies, find a way to transform weakness into strength…Resolving vexing problems with a potent cocktail of creativity, focus, and daring.”
“Too often we react emotionally, get despondent, and lose our perspective…We defeat emotions with logic…Every ounce of energy directed at things we can’t actually influence is wasted…Remember that this moment is not your life, it’s just a moment in your life…Action is the solution and the cure to our predicaments…People turn sh*t into sugar all the time…All the greats you admire started by saying, Yes, let’s go.“
“It’s okay to be discouraged. It’s not okay to quit…In every situation, life is asking us a question.”
“Will is our internal power, which can never be affected by the outside world. It is our final trump card…true will is quiet humility, resilience, and flexibility…’This too shall pass’ was Lincoln’s favourite saying.”
“Knowing that life is a marathon and not a sprint is important. Conserve your energy.”
"See things for what they are.
Do what we can.
Endure and bear what we must."
“You are a person of action.”