Reston Book Club—The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph


** We typically meet in person at the Reston Library for our book club discussions. While we practice social distancing to prevent the spread of Coronavirus, all book club discussions will be hosted online via Zoom. **


"The Obstacle Is the Way: The Timeless Art of Turning Trials into Triumph"
by Ryan Holiday

#1 Wall Street Journal Bestseller

The Obstacle is the Way has become a cult classic, beloved by men and women around the world who apply its wisdom to become more successful at whatever they do.

Its many fans include a former governor and movie star (Arnold Schwarzenegger), a hip hop icon (LL Cool J), an Irish tennis pro (James McGee), an NBC sportscaster (Michele Tafoya), and the coaches and players of winning teams like the New England Patriots, Seattle Seahawks, Chicago Cubs, and University of Texas men’s basketball team.

The book draws its inspiration from stoicism, the ancient Greek philosophy of enduring pain or adversity with perseverance and resilience. Stoics focus on the things they can control, let go of everything else, and turn every new obstacle into an opportunity to get better, stronger, tougher. As Marcus Aurelius put it nearly 2000 years ago: “The impediment to action advances action. What stands in the way becomes the way.”

About the Speaker

Dimitrina Doutcheva

Dimitrina Doutcheva is an experienced project manager and Reston Community Leader leading Reston Agile Breakfast and Reston Book Club programs for 2020.

Event Details

Date & Time

17 December 2020

6:30 PM - 7:30 PM (EST-05:00)


Virtual Meeting


6.00 Leadership