Stillness Is the Key

Ranked #15 in Stoicism, Ranked #47 in Focussee more rankings.

In The Obstacle Is the Way and Ego Is the Enemy, bestselling author Ryan Holiday made ancient wisdom wildly popular with a new generation of leaders in sports, politics, and technology. In his new book, Stillness Is the Key, Holiday draws on timeless Stoic and Buddhist philosophy to show why slowing down is the secret weapon for those charging ahead.

All great leaders, thinkers, artists, athletes, and visionaries share one indelible quality. It enables them to conquer their tempers. To avoid distraction and discover great insights. To achieve happiness...

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Cal Newport AuthorSome authors give advice. Ryan Holiday distills wisdom. This book is a must read for anyone feeling overwhelmed by the frenetic demands of modern life. (Source)

Pau Gasol Basketball PlayerThanks for this incredibly insightful book @RyanHoliday!🔝📖 #AlwaysReading Leyendo el último libro de @RyanHoliday! 🔝📖 #SiempreLeyendo 'Stillness is the Key' 📚🗝 (Source)

Robert Greene AuthorIn the world today the dangers are many—most notably, the endless distractions and petty battles that make us act without purpose or direction. In this book, through his masterful synthesis of Eastern and Western philosophy, Ryan Holiday teaches us all how to maintain our focus and presence of mind amid the sometimes overwhelming conflicts and troubles of 21st-century life (Source)

Angela Duckworth AuthorRyan Holiday is among the most psychologically wise writers I know. I'm a fan of all of his work, including this new gem, Stillness is the Key. If you struggle—as I do—to find your center in the increasingly noisy and frenetic world we live in, then this book is for you. (Source)

Mark Manson Founder/MarkManson.netIn this age of manufactured outrage and constant distraction, the ability to choose a focused inner stillness is arguably more important than ever before. Ryan Holiday’s book revives ancient wisdom that calls for a quiet life in a noisy and restless world. (Source)

Arianna Huffington Founder/The Huffington PostWhether you are an athlete, an investor, a writer or an entrepreneur, this little but wise and soulful book will open the door to a healthier, less anxious and more productive life and career. (Source)

Sophia Amoruso Co-Founder & CEO/GirlBossDon’t be fooled. Within the pages of this unassuming little book lie a life-changing idea: that in order to move forward, we must learn to be still. Ryan Holiday has done it again. (Source)

Dan Price Congratulations to @RyanHoliday! Released another life changing book, Stillness Is the Key, and was an instant @nytimesbooks New York Times #1 Best Seller! Congratulations, Ryan. I am a better leader because I read this book. (Source)

Jay Harbaugh Great morning read of @RyanHoliday new book out Oct 1- really appreciate the early look at it! Dense with wisdom, pragmatic as usual- highly recommend... “Thats the nice thing about the present, it keeps showing up to give you a second chance” #mementomori (Source)

Manu Ginobili Yesterday @RyanHoliday's STILLNESS IS THE KEY came out. Another great book by one of my favorite authors. A MUST READ for every Pro Athlete out there (the same goes for Ego Is The Enemy). Ordering a few extra copies for my friends. (Source)

Sarah Spain @dontduckupTHFC @CydZeigler Read the book - it’s great! (Source)

Steven Pressfield Ryan Holiday is a national treasure and a master in the field of self-mastery. In his most compelling book yet, he has mined both the classical literature of the ancient world and cultural touchstones from Mister Rogers to Tiger Woods, and brought his learnings to us in terms that the frantic, distracted, over-caffeinated modern mind can understand and put to use. Highly recommended. (Source)

Anthony Scaramucci Congratulations @RyanHoliday on an amazing book. Just finished it for the second time. Leadership requires stillness and resolve and timelessness. (Source)

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