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Discipline is destiny : the power of self-control / Ryan Holiday.

Holiday, Ryan, (author.).

Record details

  • ISBN: 9780593191699
  • ISBN: 0593191692
  • Physical Description: pages cm
  • Publisher: New York, New York : Portfolio/Penguin, 2022.

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Summary, etc.:
"In his New York Times bestselling book Courage is Calling, author Ryan Holiday made the Stoic case for a bold and brave life. In this much-anticipated second book of his Stoic Virtue series, Holiday celebrates the awesome power of self-discipline and those who have seized it. To master anything, one must first master themselves-one's emotions, one's thoughts, one's actions. Eisenhower famously said that freedom is really the opportunity to practice self-discipline. Cicero called the virtue of temperance the polish of life. Without boundaries and restraint, we risk not only failing to meet our full potential and jeopardizing what we have achieved, but we ensure misery and shame. In a world of temptation and excess, this ancient idea is more urgent than ever. In Discipline is Destiny, Holiday draws on the stories of historical figures we can emulate as pillars of self-discipline, including Lou Gehrig, Queen Elizabeth II, boxer Floyd Patterson, Marcus Aurelius and writer Toni Morrison, as well as the cautionary tales of Napoleon, F. Scott Fitzgerald and Babe Ruth. Through these engaging examples, Holiday teaches readers the power of self-discipline and balance, and cautions against the perils of extravagance and hedonism. At the heart of Stoicism are four simple virtues: courage, temperance, justice, and wisdom. Everything else, the Stoics believed, flows from them. Discipline is Destiny will guide readers down the path to self-mastery, upon which all the other virtues depend. Discipline is predictive. You cannot succeed without it. And if you lose it, you cannot help but bring yourself failure and unhappiness"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject: Self-control.
Conduct of life.

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  • 3 of 8 copies available at Bibliomation.


  • 3 current holds with 8 total copies.
Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brookfield Library 179.9/HOLIDAY (Text) 34029154492069 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 12/15/2022
Douglas Library of Hebron 179.9 HOL (Text) 33400150658584 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Mark Twain Library Association - Redding On Order (Text) acq1204486 Acquisitions On order -
Milford Public Library 179.9 H (Text) 34013150772369 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Oxford Public Library 179.9 HOL (Text)
Digital Bookplate/Donation note: CLRF GRANT
33530150927884 Adult New Nonfiction Available -
Ridgefield Library 179.9 HOL (Text) 34010154172430 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 12/10/2022
Silas Bronson Library - Waterbury 179.9 HOL (Text) 34005153141204 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 11/22/2022
Weston Public Library 179.9 HOLIDAY (Text) 34053154254337 Adult New Nonfiction Checked out 12/19/2022

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