20 Quotes To Turn Your Obstacles Into Opportunities

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Adapted from "The Obstacle Is The Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph" by Ryan Holiday …

Adapted from "The Obstacle Is The Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph" by Ryan Holiday

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  • 1. Q U T E S TO TURN OBSTACLES INTO OPPORTUNITIES O20 ? ?
  • 2. WE KNOWTHAT DEEP DOWN WE LEARN AND BENEFITFROM FAILURE & ADVERSITY. ? ?
  • 3. ? ? BUT HAVE YOU NOTICEDTHAT WE SEEM TO DO EVERYTHING WE CAN TO AVOID THOSE VERY OBSTACLES?
  • 4. ? ? WHATWE NEED IS A N E W ATTITUDE,A N E W APPROACH.
  • 5. ? ? ONE WHERE WE DON’T AVOID OBSTACLES, BUT LOVE THEM. BECAUSE SO OFTEN THE OBSTACLE IS THE WAY
  • 6. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S – M A RC US AUR E L IUS № 01 “OUR ACTIONS MAY BE IMPEDED... BUT THERE CAN BE NO IMPEDING OUR INTENTIONS OR DISPOSITIONS. BECAUSE WE CAN ACCOMMODATE & ADAPT, THE MIND ADAPTS & CONVERTS TO ITS OWN PURPOSES THE OBSTACLE TO OUR ACTING. THE IMPEDIMENT TO ACTION ADVANCES ACTION. WHAT STANDS IN THE WAY BECOMES THE WAY.”
  • 7. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S № 02 “BAD COMPANIES ARE DESTROYED BY CRISIS. GOOD COMPANIES SURVIVE THEM. GREAT COMPANIES ARE IMPROVED BY THEM.” – A NDY G ROVE former ceo of intel
  • 8. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S № 03 “THE THINGS WHICH HURT, INSTRUCT” – B E N JA M IN F R A NK L IN
  • 9. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S № 04 “OH, HOW BLESSED YOUNG MEN ARE WHO HAVE TO STRUGGLE FOR A FOUNDATION AND BEGINNING IN LIFE.” – J OHN D. RO C K E F E L L E R
  • 10. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S № 05 “ADVERSITY CAN HARDEN YOU. OR IT CAN LOOSEN YOU UP AND MAKE YOU BETTER —IF YOU LET IT.” – RYA N H OL IDAY
  • 11. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S № 06 “A GOOD PERSON DYES EVENTS WITH HIS OWN COLOR... AND TURNS WHATEVER HAPPENS TO HIS OWN BENEFIT.” – SE N E C A
  • 12. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S “HE SAYS THE BEST WAY OUT IS ALWAYS THROUGH AND I AGREE TO THAT, OR IN SO FAR AS I CAN SEE NO WAY OUT BUT THROUGH.” № 07 – ROB E RT F RO ST
  • 13. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S “WHAT IS DEFEAT? NOTHING BUT EDUCATION; NOTHING BUT THE FIRST STEPS TO SOMETHING BETTER.” № 08 – WE NDE L L PHIL L IPS
  • 14. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S № 09 “WISE MEN ARE ABLE TO MAKE A FITTING USE EVEN OF THEIR EMNITIES.” – PLU TA RC H
  • 15. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S № 10 “WHAT MATTERS MOST IS NOT WHAT OUR OBSTACLES ARE BUT HOW WE SEE THEM, HOW WE REACT TO THEM, AND WHETHER WE KEEP OUR COMPOSURE.” – RYA N H OL IDAY
  • 16. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S № 11 “(A) CRISIS PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY FOR US TO DO THINGS THAT YOU COULD NOT “DO BEFORE” – R A H M E M A NUE L
  • 17. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S № 12 “IF THY FAINT IN THE DAY OF ADVERSITY, THY STRENGTH IS SMALL” – P ROVE R B S 2 4:1 0
  • 18. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S № 13 “THE BARRIERS ARE NOT ERECTED WHICH CAN SAY TO ASPIRING TALENTS AND INDUSTRY, THUS FAR AND NO FARTHER” – B E ET H OVE N
  • 19. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S № 14 “IT DOESN’T MATTER WHETHER THIS IS THE WORST TIME TO BE ALIVE OR THE BEST, WHETHER YOU’RE IN A GOOD JOB MARKET OR A BAD ONE, OR THAT THE OBSTACLE YOU ARE FACING IS INTIMIDATING OR BURDENSOME WHAT MATTERS RIGHT NOW IS RIGHT NOW” – RYA N H OL IDAY
  • 20. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S № 15 “NOTHING EITHER GOOD OR BAD, BUT THINKING MAKES IT SO.” – SH A K E SPE A R E
  • 21. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S № 16 “DON’T LET THE FORCE OF AN IMPRESSION WHEN IT FIRST HITS YOU KNOCK YOU OFF YOUR FEET; JUST SAY TO IT: HOLD ON A MOMENT; LET ME SEE WHO YOU ARE AND WHAT YOU REPRESENT. LET ME PUT YOU TO THE TEST.” – E PI C T ET US
  • 22. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S № 17 “BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES ARE LIKE BUSES; THERE’S ALWAYS ANOTHER COMING AROUND.” – R I CH A R D B R A NS ON
  • 23. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S “WHEN JARRED, UNAVOIDABLY, BY CIRCUMSTANCE REVERT AT ONCE TO YOURSELF AND DON’T LOSE THE RHYTHM MORE THAN YOU CAN HELP. YOU’LL HAVE A BETTER GRASP OF HARMONY IF YOU KEEP GOING BACK TO IT.” № 18 – M A RC US AUR E L IUS
  • 24. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S “THERE IS GOOD IN EVERYTHING, IF ONLY WE LOOK FOR IT.” № 19 – L AUR A IN G A L L S WIL DE R
  • 25. ? ? T U R N O B S T A C L E S I N T O O P P O R T U N I T I E S “THE BEST MEN ARE NOT THOSE WHO HAVE WAITED FOR CHANCES BUT WHO HAVE TAKEN THEM; BESIEGED CHANCE, CONQUERED THE CHANCE, AND MADE CHANCE THE SURVIVOR.” № 20 – E . H. C H A PIN
  • 26. ? ? OVERCOME YOUR OBSTACLES AND TURN ADVERSITY INTO ADVANTAGE In Stores May 1st BUY THE BOOK Amazon Barnes & Noble iTunes 800·CEO·READ Indiebound Books A Million Get more from Ryan at ryanholiday.net