We give up too easily, suggests Ryan Holiday. With a simple change of attitude, what seems like an insurmountable obstacle becomes a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. He draws on the 2,000 year-old philosophy of the Stoics to demonstrate that what blocks your path actually opens another that is new and better. By showing you how to turn failure, setbacks, obstacles, and just plain old everyday frustration to your advantage, he offers up a host of easy-to-apply tactics that you can put to work to follow your dreams. The Stoic philosophy – that what is in the way, is the way – can be applied to any problem. Ryan unveils, not so much how to navigate around the difficulty, but how to use it as an energy boost and a direct source of inspiration to propel you to heights of achievement.