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Discipline is Destiny: The Power of Self-Control

Ryan Holiday

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Business & management

The second audiobook in Stoicism guru Ryan Holiday's new series looking at the four key virtues of Stoicism - narrated by the author

An inspiring anthem to the power, promise and challenges of self-control, the second in a series examining the timeless Stoic virtues from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ryan Holiday

The inscription on the Oracle of Delphi says: 'Nothing in excess.' C.S. Lewis described temperance as going to the 'right length but no further.' Easy to say, hard to practice - and if it was tough in 300 BCE, or in the 1940s, it feels all but impossible today. Yet it's the most empowering and important virtue any of us can learn.

Drawing on ancient Stoic wisdom and examples across history and around the world, Ryan Holiday shows why self-control is so vital, and how to cultivate it in our own lives. Moderation is not about abstinence: it is about creativity, self-respect, focus and balance. Without it, even the most positive traits become vices. But with it, happiness and success are assured: it is the only way to live an extraordinary, fulfilled and effective life.

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Praise for Discipline is Destiny: The Power of Self-Control

  • Ryan Holiday is among the most psychologically wise writers I know. - Grit

  • 'Ryan Holiday is one of his generation's finest thinkers - The War of Art

  • '[Ryan Holiday is a] self-help sage, who is now a sought-after guru to NFL coaches, Olympians, hip-hop stars, and

  • Silicon Valley entrepreneurs . . . [he] translates Stoicism, which had counted emperors and states men among its

  • adherents during antiquity, into pithy catchphrases and digestible anecdotes for ambitious, twenty-first-century life hackers - New York Times

  • 'I don't have many rules in life, but one I never break is: If Ryan Holiday writes a book, I read it as soon as I can get my hands on it. '

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