Key takeaways of the book Obstacle is the way

  • Great people find a way to transform weakness into strength
  • Not this is not so bad. Should be I can make this good
  • The obstacle in the path becomes the path. Never forget, within every obstacle is an opportunity to improve our condition
  • Many of our problems come from having too much
  • Obstacles are actually opportunities to test ourselves, to try new things, and ultimately, to triumph
  • Nothing makes us feel this way, we choose to give in such feelings. No one else has the right
  • Focus on what can be controlled
  • Real strength lies in the control of emotions
  • I’m not going to die from this
  • It’s so much better to see things as they truly, actually are, not as we’ve made them in our minds
  • What’s up to us. Our emotions, judgments, creativity, attitude, perspective, desires, decisions, and determination
  • What matters is that right now is right now. Remember that this moment is not your life, it’s just a moment in your life.
  • We don’t think, we don’t complain, we don’t argue, we act
  • If you want momentum, you’ll have to create it yourself.
  • Lessons come hard only if you are deaf to them
  • Failure shows us the way, by showing us what isn’t the way
  • Break the problem into pieces and simply do what you need to do right now
  • How you do anything is how you can do everything
  • If you’ve got an important mission, all that matters is that you accomplish it
  • Choose to exert only calculated force where it will be effective
  • Don’t push back when pushed and pull until there is a chance to make the move
  • You never want a serious crisis to go to waste
  • Every chemical reaction requires a catalyst. Let crisis be yours
  • Prepare, at the end of the day, for none of it to work
  • Nobody is born with a steel backbone. We have to forge that ourselves
  • Hope for the best, prepare for the worst
  • Learn to find joy in every single thing that happens
  • We don’t control the barriers or the people who put them there, but we control ourselves
  • Reminding ourselves each day that we will die helps us treat our time as a gift
  • See things for what they are, do what we can, endure and bear what we must

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