Stillness is the Key : An Ancient Strategy for Modern Life
'Choose the focused inner stillness that Ryan champions' - Mark Manson #1 Bestselling author The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck
'Some authors give advice. Ryan Holiday distills wisdom. This book is a must read.' Cal Newport, New York Times bestselling author, Digital Minimalism
'A life-changing idea: that in order to move forward, we must learn to be still.' - Sophia Amoruso, cofounder and CEO, Girlboss
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.
The Rules Series from Richard Templar
- Paperback | 288 pages
- 128 x 196 x 24mm | 260g
- 08 Oct 2020
- Profile Books Ltd
- London, United Kingdom
'[Ryan is a] self-help sage, who is now a sought-after guru to NFL coaches, Olympians, hip-hop stars, and Silicon Valley entrepreneurs . . . [he] translates Stoicism, which had counted emperors and states men among its adherents during antiquity, into pithy catchphrases and digestible anecdotes for ambitious, twenty-first-century life hackers. -- Alexandra Alter * New York Times * The next Malcolm Gladwell. Ryan Holiday's just brilliant. -- Lance Armstrong Holiday is an out-of-the-box thinker who likes to take chances. * New York Times Book Review * I don't have many rules in life, but one I never break is: If Ryan Holi day writes a book, I read it as soon as I can get my hands on it. -- Brian Koppelman, screenwriter and director, * Rounders, Ocean's Thirteen, Billions * Ryan Holiday is one of the most promising young writers of his gen eration. -- George Raveling, Hall of Fame basketball coach, Nike's director of international basketball
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