‘The Obstacle is the Way’ by Ryan Holiday
Rather than feeling utterly defeated at every wrong turn, Holiday wants you to view such obstacles as teachable moments that can fuel your ambition rather than snuff it out. It’s not about gushy optimism, it’s about having relentless persistence in the face of hardship.
The book collects life lessons shared by some of history’s greatest figures, such as Marcus Aurelius, Steve Jobs, Theodore Roosevelt, Ulysses S. Grant, and many more. Overall, I found it a fascinating way of looking at the world and a well-written book besides.