This is a Wonderful book. This book will give you insights into baseball. You will never watch or listen to a Baseball game the same way.
This book gives you the opportunity to get inside one of the most brightest minds in the game. You will have a whole new appreciation for the game and the way it is played. It is very well written and narrated.
The author, Ryan Holiday, surmises that many people give up too easy when faced with obstacles. With the emergence of technology and other advancements we have become soft and lazy. Many of the things we use to make our lives better have made us weak. We have lost our way and a lot of us are unable to generate fortitude to achieve our goals. According to Holiday,. "Great times are great softeners. Abundance can be its own obstacle." We have become easily stopped in the face of conflict and are becoming more unhappy.
Holiday puts forth an approach for a generation that has too much and is stuck. It's more of an approach that gives the reader a new perspective for thriving amid chaos and dealing with everyday challenges. Holiday does not propose a recipe, a prescription or list of things to do. It's much more than that. It's more of an inquiry. Holiday invites the reader to reflect on the obstacles that are holding us back, making us unhappy and unfulfilled as humans. Holiday challenges us to reflect on how we discern our current set of problems. As we do so, we are able to understand the truth of our situation and separate out our our false preconceptions. As this occurs, we are able to see our obstacles with new eyes. We are able to change our relationship to our challenges and relate to them powerfully and viewing them as opportunities.
Throughout the text the Holiday does a great job of sharing the collective wisdom of some of our greatest thinkers. It is not a treatise on their work. As Holiday introduces a distinction of a legendary philosopher, he also cites a real life case study of an individual who transformed their situation. Who changed their relationship to their situation and transformed it. He uses incidents of current day people as well as historical figures.
I also purchased the hard copy of this book. It is on my desk and will serve as reference book. I also plan to give it as a holiday gift to my family, friends and co-workers.
Since I finished the Michael Connelly and Lee Child series of books, I have been looking for another series to entertain me while I travel back and forth to work. I was a little skeptical due to the mythical topic. I usually do not enjoy subjects based on mythical characters. These books are so much more than that. I trusted the reviews of the other readers and pushed the purchase button and I have never been more entertained. during my listening I have realized real life application from the plot.
As most of MC's books I enjoy while making my commute. This book I book I was sitting in my driveway when I returned home because I could not stop listening. I would give it 5 stars overall but I have trouble with Len Cariou doing the voice of a women. He sounds too much like Uncle Charlie from the tv show, My Three Sons.
compelling, moving and exciting. I hope they are this good.
I am not a big fan of fiction but this was so intertaning. I cannot wait to listen to the entire series.
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