The Obstacle Is The Way

I have just started the book The Obstacle Is The Way and I’m pretty stoked about it. If you haven’t read it yet I suggest you go out and get a copy. Or download a copy.

The basis of the book is that the things we see as obstacles actually hold the path to success. I know that can seem like a laughable statement at certain times in out lives but it is true.

One of the main obstacles that I have encountered in building my business has been money. I’m sure it is a big one for a lot of you, too. But when I look back on it, the lack of money was the impetus for a lot of great ideas ans strategies that I had to come up with. Not having any money forced me to come up with ways to succeed without money.

One important thing that I have come to realize is that the only thing any of us can control is the way we react to them. Russell Simmons is fond of saying, “things work out best for those who make the best out of the way things work out.”

Seeing the opportunity on every setback or “failure” is the surest path to success, in my opinion. The obstacle is the way. In the hip hop community we call this “making a way out of no way.”

I think this book should be in every person’s library. It can help you in every aspect of your life.