27 Quotes from The Obstacle is The Way By Ryan Holiday

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Book – The Obstacle is the Way (Quotes)

Author – Ryan Holiday

Genre – Self – Help

Published – 2014

The Obstacle is the Way written by Ryan Holiday is of ruthless pragmatism and stories that illustrate relentless persistence. Author has divided an Obstacle in three parts – Perception, Action, and Will. He has explained each with engaging and inspiring anecdotes.

The book is not only full of insights, but also full of quotes and lines that will inspire and reinstate your gusto about things you are working on.

Here are 27 quotes for overcoming life’s obstacle.


1. “Setbacks or problems are always expected and never permanent. Making certain that what impedes us can empower us.


2. “The Obstacle in the path becomes the path. Never forget, within every obstacle is an opportunity to improve our conditions”


3. “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”


4. “Choose not to be harmed – and you won’t feel harmed. Don’t feel harmed – and you haven’t been” – Marcus Aurelius


5. “There is no good or bad without us, there is only perception. There is the event itself and the story we tell ourselves about what it means. We decide what story to tell ourselves. Or whether we will tell one at all”


6. “Don’t forget, there are always people out there looking to get you. The want to intimidate you. Rattle you. Pressure you into making a decision before you’ve gotten all the facts. They want you thinking and acting on their terms, not yours”


7. “When you worry, ask yourself, ‘what am I choosing to not see right now? What important things are you missing because you chose worry over introspection, alertness or wisdom? Put it another way “Does getting upset provide you with more options?”


8. “Man does not simply exist but always decides what his existence will be, what he will become the next moment. By the same token, every human being has the freedom to change at any instant” – Victor Frankl


9. “The difference between the right and the wrong perspective is everything. Though of course we don’t control reality, our perceptions do influence it”


10. “There is good in everything, if only we look for it” – Laura Ingalls Wilder


11. “Problems are rarely as bad as we think – or rather, they are precisely as bad as we think


12. “A clearer head makes for steadier hands”


13. “Persist and Resist” Persist in your effort. Resist giving in to distraction, discouragement, or disorder” – Epictetus


14. “Your first attempts aren’t going to work. It’s going to take a lot out of you – But energy is an asset we can always find more of. It’s a renewable resource. Stop looking for an epiphany, and start looking for weak points. Stop looking for angels, and start looking for angles”

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15. ” Failure is a Feature. Failure really can be an asset if what you’re trying to do is improve, learn, or do something new”


16. ” In a world where we increasingly work for ourselves, are responsible for ourselves, it makes sense to view ourselves like a start-up – A start-up of ONE”


17″ Like any good school, learning from failure isn’t free. The tuition is paid in discomfort or loss and having to start over”


18. “Nassim Nicholas Taleb’s definition of Stoics. “Transforms fear in to prudence, pain into transformation, mistakes in to initiation and desire into undertaking”


19. “Don’t think small, but make the distinction between the critical and the extra. Think Progress, not Perfection”


20. “Don’t give in to adversity, not to trust prosperity, and always take full note of fortune’s habit of behaving just as she pleases” – SENECA


21. “What we can’t do is control the world around us – not as much as we’d like to, anyway. We might perceive things well, then act rightly, and fail anyway. Note this though. Nothing can ever prevent us from trying. Ever”


22. ” Certain things in life will cut you open like a knife. When, that happens – at that exposing moment – the world gets a glimpse of what’s truly inside of you. So what will be revealed when you’re sliced open by tension and pressure? Iron? Or air? Or bullshit?


23. “It’s much easier to control our perceptions and emotions than it is to give our desire to control other people and events”


24. “We don’t get to choose what happens to us, but we can always choose how we feel about it. And why on earth would you choose to feel anything but good?”


25. “Persistence is an action. Perseverance is a matter of will. One is energy. The other, endurance.


26. ” We don’t control the barriers or the people who put them there. But we control ourselves – and that is sufficient”


27. ” Behind mountains are more mountains” One does not overcome an obstacle to enter the land of no obstacles. – Haitian Proverb.


Hope these quotes inspired you in someway and push you to act on your dreams.

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Do share your favorite quote in comment whether from above or any other quote you look up to in your down time. I would love to hear from you.

Wish you a great strength to handle all the obstacle you may face in your journey to greatness.

Muzammil

 

 

 

 

39 How to Stop Worrying and Start Living Quotes I Dale Carnegie

Book – How to Stop Worrying and Start Living (Quotes)How to stop worrying and start living book cover photo

Author – Dale Carnegie

Genre – Self- help Book

Published in – 1948

How to stop worrying and start living is one of the best book on beating worry habits and to live peaceful life. As much as principles, tactics in book are amazingly simple to follow, the book is also full of inspiring, thought-provoking quotes, lines and sentences that changes perspective and gives new way at looking and dealing with our situation.

Here are 39 quotes from the book


1. “About ninety per cent of the things in our lives are right and about ten per cent are wrong. If we want to be happy, all we have to do is to concentrate on the ninety per cent that are right and ignore the ten per cent that are wrong. If we want to be worried and bitter and have stomach ulcers, all we have to do is to concentrate on the ten per cent that are wrong and ignore the ninety per cent that are glorious”


2. “Whether in war or peace, the chief difference between good thinking and bad thinking is this: good thinking deals with causes and effects and leads to logical, constructive planning; bad thinking frequently leads to tension and nervous breakdowns”


3. “Let’s be content to live the only time we can live: from now until bedtime. “Anyone can carry his burden, however hard, until nightfall,” wrote Robert Louis Stevenson. “Anyone can do his work, however hard, for one day. Anyone can live sweetly, patiently, lovingly, purely, till the sun goes down. And this is all that life really means”


4. “Those who keep the peace of their inner selves in the midst of the tumult of the modern city are immune from nervous diseases. “Our main business is not to see what lies dimly at a distance, but to do what lies clearly at hand”


5. “Obviously, circumstances alone do not make us happy or unhappy. It is the way we react to circumstances that determines our feelings. Jesus said that the kingdom of heaven is within you. That is where the kingdom of hell is, too”


6. “The most relaxing recreating forces are a healthy religion, sleep, music, and laughter. Have faith in God-learn to sleep well- Love good music-see the funny side of life- And health and happiness will be yours”


7. “The greatest mistake physicians make is that they attempt to cure the body without attempting to cure the mind; yet the mind and body are one and should not be treated separately” – Plato


8. “One of the worst features about worrying is that it destroys our ability to concentrate. When we worry, our minds jump here and there and everywhere, and we lose all power of decision”


9. “The most important thing in life is not to capitalize on your gains. Any fool can do that. The really important thing is to profit from your losses. That requires intelligence; and it makes the difference between a man of sense and a fool” – William Bolitho


10. “Happiness is not mostly pleasure; it is mostly victory. Yes, the victory that comes from a sense of achievement, of triumph, of turning our lemons into lemonades” -Harry Emerson Fosdick


11. “I keep six honest serving-men (They taught me all I knew): Their names are What and Why and When And How and Where and Who” – Rudyard Kipling


12. “If a man will devote his time to securing facts in an impartial, objective way, his worries will usually evaporate in the light of knowledge”


13. “Action seems to follow feeling, but really action and feeling go together; and by regulating the action, which is under the more direct control of the will, we can indirectly regulate the feeling, which is not” – William James


14. “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change; the courage to change the things I can; and the wisdom to know the difference” -Dr. Reinhold Niebuhr


15. “Concern means realizing what the problems are and calmly taking steps to meet them. Worrying means going around in maddening, futile circles”


16. “Let’s not allow ourselves to be upset by small things we should despise and forget. Remember “Life is too short to be little”


17. “For every ailment under the sun, there is a remedy, or there is none; If there be one, try to find it; If there be none, never mind it”


18. “There are two things to aim at in life: first, to get what you want; and, after that, to enjoy it. Only the wisest of mankind achieve the second” – Logan Pearsall Smith


19. “A man is not hurt so much by what happens, as by his opinion of what happens.” And our opinion of what happens is entirely up to us” – Montaigne


20. “There is only one way to happiness, and that is to cease worrying about things which are beyond the power of our will” – Epictetus


21. “Nobody is so miserable as he, who longs to be somebody and something other than the person he is in body and mind” – Angelo Patri


22. “Every man is a damn fool for at least five minutes every day. Wisdom consists in not exceeding that limit” – Elbert Hubbard


23. “Worry is most apt to ride you ragged not when you are in action, but when the day’s work is done” – James L. Mursell


24. “Everything that is in agreement with our personal desires seems true. Everything that is not puts us into a rage” – Andre Maurois


25. “Be willing to have it so. Acceptance of what has happened is the first step to overcoming the consequence of any misfortune” – William James


26. “Remember, today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. Ask yourself: How do I KNOW this thing I am worrying about will really come to pass?”


27. “The secret of being miserable is to have the leisure to bother about whether you are happy or not” – George Bernard Shaw


28. “If you have what seems to you insufficient, then you will be miserable even if you possess the world” – Seneca


29. “A mere man alone can easily be defeated, but a man alive with the power of God within him is invincible”


30. “The mind is its own place, and in itself can make a heaven of Hell, and a hell of Heaven”


31. “To be wronged or robbed is nothing unless you continue to remember it” – Confucius


32. “To know all is to understand all, and this leaves no room for judgment and condemnation” – Clarence Darrow


33. “Gratitude is a fruit of great cultivation. You do not find it among gross people” – Dr. Samuel Johnson


34. “Life, we learn too late, is in the living, in the tissue of every day and hour”


35. “Fatigue is often caused not by work, but by worry, frustration, and resentment”


36. “Business men who do not know how to fight worry die young” – Dr. Alexis Carrel


37 “Man is not made to understand life, but to live it” – George Santayana


38. “Everything changes except the law of change”


39. “Every day is a new life to a wise man”


Hope these quotes, lines inspired you in some way to act and get rid of worries. Please share this post with everyone you feel will be benefited.

Do share your favorite quote from the above or any other book you read which really resonate with you. I would love to hear from you.

I have also written review of this book. You may check it out. How to stop worrying and start living Review.

Wish you a worry free life.

Muzammil