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Courage is calling : fortune favors the brave / Ryan Holiday.

Holiday, Ryan, (author.).

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  • ISBN: 9780593191675
  • ISBN: 0593191676
  • Physical Description: xxiii, 278 pages ; 19 cm.
  • Publisher: [New York, New York] : Portfolio/Penguin, [2021]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Series from book jacket.
Formatted Contents Note:
Part I. Fear. The call we fear ... ; The important thing is to not be afraid ; We defeat fear with logic ; This is the enemy ; There are always more before they are counted ; But what if? ; Don't be deterred by difficulties ; Focus on what's in front of you ; Never question another man's courage ; Agency is an effective truth ; We are afraid to believe ; Never let them intimidate you ; All growth is a leap ; Don't fear decisions ; You can't put your safety first ; Fear is showing you something ; The scariest thing to be is yourself ; Life happens in public. Get used to it ; Which tradition will you choose? ; You can't be afraid to ask ; When we rise above ... -- Part II. Courage. The call we answer ... ; The world wants to know ; If not you, then who? ; Preparation makes you brave ; Just start somewhere. Just do something ; Go! ; Speak truth to power ; Be the decider ; It's good to be "difficult" ; Just a few seconds of courage ; Make it a habit ; Seize the offensive ; Stand your ground ; Courage is contagious ; You have to own it ; You can always resist ; Fortune favors the bold ; The courage to commit ; Love thy neighbor ; Bold is not rash ; Agency is taken, not given ; When violence is the answer ; To get up and leave ; Do your job ; You can beat the odds ; Make them proud ; When we rise above ourselves ... -- Part III. The heroic. Going beyond the call ... ; The cause makes all ; The braver thing is not to fight ; You must go through the wilderness ; The selflessness of love ; Make people bigger ; No time for hesitating ; We make our own luck ; Inspire through fearlessness ; What are your willing to pay? ; The big why ; To go back to the valley ; Silence is violence ; The audacity of hope ; You must burn the white flag ; No one is unbreakable ; Courage is virtue. Virtue is courage.
Summary, etc.:
"From Ryan Holiday, the New York Times bestselling author of Stillness Is the Key, The Obstacle Is the Way, and Ego Is the Enemy, comes the first book in a four-book series about Stoic virtues: courage, temperance, justice, and wisdom As Ryan Holiday wrote in his previous books, Stoicism is a philosophy for the people. Stoicism isn't fraught with complexities, contradictions, or circular arguments about the meaning of life. Rather, Stoicism offers practical, rich guidance about how to achieve imperturbability, strength, perspective, and goodness. At the heart of Stoicism are four simple virtues: courage, temperance, justice, and wisdom. The whole philosophy can be condensed into those four bullet points. Everything else, Marcus Aurelius, Seneca, Epictetus, and countless other Stoics believed, flows from these virtues. In Courage Is Calling, Ryan Holiday breaks down the most foundational virtue of all -- courage. Through engaging stories about historic and contemporary leaders, including Winston Churchill, Barack Obama, and Eleanor Roosevelt, as well as some lesser known but equally as remarkable people, Holiday shows you how to practice courage in your daily life. Now more than ever, we need the courage of whistleblowers. We need the courage of activists. We need the courage of writers who speak the truth. As scholar Nassim Taleb explains, courage is the virtue from which all other virtues descend. There is no justice without courage because the right thing is rarely easy. Only the courageous pursue wisdom because wisdom is not easy to find and it is rarely comfortable or comforting. The great commanders and entrepreneurs of our time took risks. They entered the arena. They had the guts to roll the dice. They were brave. Courage Is Calling will show you how you, too, can be courageous in all aspects of your life, and thus, find goodness and strength within yourself"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Courage.
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Motivational.
SELF-HELP / Motivational & Inspirational.
PHILOSOPHY / History & Surveys / Ancient & Classical.