We know that lucky finders of this great book will be inspired…
After The Book Fairies had so much fun hiding copies of Courage is Calling last year, we were thrilled to have the chance to share copies of this second book in the Stoic Virtues series by Ryan Holiday.
“What will we choose? Which side will win? Who will you be?”
“Imagine what you could get done if you had the discipline to proactively put everything in order first.”
About the book:
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 BC, or in the 1940s, it feels all but impossible today. Yet it’s the most empowering and important virtue any of us can learn.
Without self-discipline, all our plans fall apart. Here, Ryan Holiday shows how to cultivate willpower, moderation and self-control in our lives. From Aristotle and Marcus Aurelius, to Toni Morrison and Queen Elizabeth II, he illuminates the great exemplars of its practice and what we can learn from them. Moderation is not about abstinence: it is about self-respect, focus and balance. Without it, even the most positive traits become vices. But with it, happiness and success are assured: the key is not more but finding the right amount.
Lucky book finders!
We love hearing from happy finders of the books we leave behind – and today was no exception! Here are some of the pics we received from book finders today… we hope you enjoy the book!
Not lucky enough to find one?
Do not worry! This wonderful book is available in all good bookshops (or ask them to get a copy in for you!). If you would rather order online, you can find a copy of Discipline is Destiny on Bookshop.org and STILL help independent bookshops – bonus!
Would you like to be a book fairy?
ANYONE can join The Book Fairies. All you need is a pile of books you’d like to share, a pack of book fairy stickers and the desire to share kindness!