How to see opportunities in EVERYTHING // The Obstacle is the Way

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Ali Abdaal
Published at : 06 Jan 2021
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In this episode of book club we're looking at the best selling book The Obstacle is the Way by Ryan Holiday which looks at how we use the ancient Greek philosophy of Stoicism to help us turn adversity to our advantage. In the video, we look at the three key areas that Ryan identifies as key to this process - Perception, Action and Will - and discuss some examples of people who have successfully overcome adversity by leveraging the hidden benefits of obstacles to their advantage.

Timestamps

00:00 Intro
01:00 Perception
03:00 Action
06:10 Will

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