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Discipline Is Destiny: The Power of Self-Control

Discipline Is Destiny: The Power of Self-Control

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Book Overview: Discipline Is Destiny: The Power of Self-Control

To master anything, one must first master themselves-one's emotions, one's thoughts, one's actions. Eisenhower famously said that freedom is really the opportunity to practice self-discipline. Cicero called the virtue of temperance the polish of life. Without boundaries and restraint, we risk not only failing to meet our full potential and jeopardizing what we have achieved, but we ensure misery and shame. In a world of temptation and excess, this ancient idea is more urgent than ever.

In Discipline is Destiny, Holiday draws on the stories of historical figures we can emulate as pillars of self-discipline, including Lou Gehrig, Queen Elizabeth II, boxer Floyd Patterson, Marcus Aurelius and writer Toni Morrison, as well as the cautionary tales of Napoleon, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Babe Ruth. Through these engaging examples, Holiday teaches readers the power of self-discipline and balance, and cautions against the perils of extravagance and hedonism.

At the heart of Stoicism are four simple virtues: courage, temperance, justice, and wisdom. Everything else, the Stoics believed, flows from them. Discipline is Destiny will guide readers down the path to self-mastery, upon which all the other virtues depend. Discipline is predictive. You cannot succeed without it. And if you lose it, you cannot help but bring yourself failure and unhappiness.

The instant New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and USA Today Bestseller!

In his New York Times bestselling book Courage is Calling, author Ryan Holiday made the Stoic case for a bold and brave life. In this much-anticipated second book of his Stoic Virtue series, Holiday celebrates the awesome power of self-discipline and those who have seized it.

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ISBN-139780593191699
ISBN-100593191692
PublisherPortfolio
Publication Date2022-09-27
EditionFirst Edition
Languageen
Pages352
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Weight lbs
Ryan Holiday
Ryan Holiday is an esteemed author and marketing strategist with a diverse portfolio of works. Best known for his series on Stoicism, including "The Obstacle Is the Way," "Ego Is the Enemy," and "Stillness Is the Key," he has sold over 2 million copies and been translated into over 30 languages. Beyond his books, Holiday is known for his expertise in media manipulation, having been a marketing director at American Apparel and the founder of Brass Check, a creative advisory firm. His keen understanding of the media landscape has lent itself to far-reaching influence, ranging from his counseling of bestselling authors to advising renowned corporations. Holiday is a monthly contributor to Forbes and the New York Observer, sharing his insights into popular culture, strategy, and life. He lives on a small ranch outside Austin, Texas.

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