Ryan Holiday did well in using the examples of the greats (Teddy Roosevelt, Marcus Aurelius, etc) to show that resilience is the nicer way to live which gives more joy and freedom of choice. The book urges us to moving past the inconvenience of obstacles to their benefits.
I have read it once, and plan on reading it at least a couple more times. It is quite short, but has a lot of hidden depth to it. Since reading it a couple of months ago, I have found it has really changed the way that I think about the world and my situation. It could really be twice as long and offer more concrete examples, but still, it is a great book and well worth reading.
This book is a great guide to the stoic approach to handling life's challenges. It goes beyond the self help platitudes, providing a structured guide to think about and apply to your own life. Lots of great historic examples too!
Recommend for those wanting to improve their application of will towards a goal, or even if you just want to be able to handle the stresses of everyday life more gracefully.
Awesome book. Draws on Stoic philosophy and real life examples from a number of inspiring people who have pushed through adversity and accomplished great things. This is recommended reading for anyone that is going through some challenging times. It will help you reframe your challenges and not only battle through them, but be better for it.