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Stillness is the Key : An Ancient Strategy for Modern Life - Ryan Holiday

Stillness is the Key

An Ancient Strategy for Modern Life

By: Ryan Holiday

Paperback | 2 February 2021

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The #1 New York Times Bestseller that shows why slowing down is the key to getting ahead.

Throughout history, there has been one quality that great leaders, makers, artists and fighters have shared. The Zen Buddhists described it as inner peace, the Stoics called it ataraxia and Ryan Holiday calls it stillness: the ability to be steady, focused and calm in a constantly busy world.

Drawing on a wide range of history's greatest thinkers, Holiday shows us how crucial stillness is, and how it can be cultivated in our own lives today. Just as Winston Churchill, Oprah Winfrey and baseball player Sadaharu Oh have done, we can all benefit from stillness to feed into our greater ambitions - whether building a business or simply finding happiness, peace and self-direction.

Stillness is the key to the self-mastery, discipline and focus necessary to succeed in this competitive, noisy world.

About the Author

Ryan Holiday is one of the world's foremost thinkers and writers on ancient philosophy and its place in everyday life. He is a sought-after speaker, strategist, and the author of many bestselling books including The Obstacle Is the Way; Ego Is the Enemy; and The Daily Stoic. His books have been translated into over 30 languages and read by over two million people worldwide. He lives outside Austin, Texas, with his family.
Industry Reviews
"The ability to choose the focused inner stillness that Ryan champions is more important than ever."
Mark Manson, #1 bestselling author of, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck

"Ryan Holiday is among the most psychologically wise writers I know. ... If you struggle to find your center in the increasingly noisy and frenetic world, then this book is for you."
Angela Duckworth, bestselling author of Grit

"Some authors give advice. Ryan Holiday distills wisdom. This book is a must read."
Cal Newport, New York Times bestselling author of Digital Minimalism

"Don'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."
Sophia Amoruso, cofounder and CEO, Girlboss

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