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  • The Power of Self-Control
  • By: Ryan Holiday
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  • Length: 7 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.7 out of 5 stars (562 ratings)

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Summary

An inspiring anthem to the power, promise and challenges of self-control, the second in a series examining the timeless Stoic virtues from #1 New York Times bestselling author Ryan Holiday.

The inscription on the Oracle of Delphi says: 'Nothing in excess.' C.S. Lewis described temperance as going to the 'right length but no further.' Easy to say, hard to practice—and if it was tough in 300 BCE, or in the 1940s, it feels all but impossible today. Yet it's the most empowering and important virtue any of us can learn.

Drawing on ancient Stoic wisdom and examples across history and around the world, Ryan Holiday shows why self-control is so vital, and how to cultivate it in our own lives. Moderation is not about abstinence: it is about creativity, self-respect, focus and balance. Without it, even the most positive traits become vices. But with it, happiness and success are assured: it is the only way to live an extraordinary, fulfilled and effective life.

©2022 Ryan Holiday (P)2022 Profile Books Ltd

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Got me to quit drinking

Now I wasn’t the type of person who drank every night however I would link events with drinking and as these events started to pile up I was drinking heavily every week. The book inspired me to take hold of my destiny and change my life for the better this negative spiral was effecting my health, my business and most importantly my family so I have to thank Ryan for his inspiration.

Taking the actions of the person you want to become now makes all the difference.

PS this is my first review on Audible with a library of 400+ so what does this tell you about how good the book is?

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Loved it

Great book, to the point, no messing about with some really interesting takes on important things

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Great book

Full of inspiring examples of discipline and personal mastery - a very interesting read from start to finish .

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Fantastic Book

Fantastic. Everyone should read this book as a guide for living a wonderful and purposeful life.

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Superb

Fantastic for those looking to improve themselves. Lots of inspirational historical figures to learn from.

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Staying calm in the storm

I loved how you broke down discipline in the differnt ways I didn’t know it could be it was relief great thank you

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I absolutely love it.

A while ago I listened to Ryan Holiday's 'Ego is the Enemy' and I was immediately hooked. Besides his books, I am a big fan of The Daily Stoic newsletter and podcast. This book is highly recommended and I enjoy every chapter. I think it's downright brilliant.

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Exactly what I needed right now

Ryan made me realise what I should be spending my time on. I've spent 10 years of my life studying Animation and games. I've put miles of charcoal and lead on paper and even more miles on digital mediums. I've studied the masters and painstakingly copied their paintings. I've studied anatomy, gesture, landscape painting, colour theory etc. This allowed me to become successful and become the 5% that make it into the industry. However the industry made me unhappy, burnt out, miserable and depressed I always thought discipline was about grinding through the pain and in most cases it is but Ryan has taught me the other side of discipline. It's the side that tells you to be your own friend that it's OK to stop take a minute and rest. Because of this book I have left the industry due to its punishing hours, low pay and shady contracts to pursue a career that allows me to spend more time with my son. I can watch him grow rather than being hunched over a screen. The funny thing is ever since I've left I've become even more passionate about the grind. I'm making art that I want to make and telling stories that I want to tell. I'm not doing it for the likes on social media or the credits I'm doing it for me and it has brought that fire back that has been slowly dwindling out over the past few years. This book really meant alot to me and I am a better artist, person and parent because of it. Thank you Ryan

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Excellent

Everyone should read this… the younger the better! The stoic wisdom is helping me love life!

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Informative but lacking

A lot of good examples are presented in the book. There is no action plan, and simply put 'Do discipline.'

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