I’m a book worm.
As a child my parents instilled a love of reading in me. One of the accomplishments of mine they are most proud is that I was able to read books by age 2. If you have a child you will understand how ridiculous this seems. My daughter will be 5 in September and can not read, yet she attends full day, five day a week school. My husband likes to joke that I peaked at 2 – to which he is greeted with glares from me.
I love reading books almost as much as I like giving them as gifts.
The perfect book can often times say the words you are unable to come up with yourself. They can comfort a friend in need. They can make you laugh, make you cry, inspire you and more.
It is not often I find a book that I could literally give away to 20 different friends and have it be the perfect book for each one of them.
Life Promises For Success is one of those books. Written by the New York Times best-selling author and Head Football Coach at Ohio State, Jim Tressell, this nugget of a book will inspire you on your path to success in life.
The book is broken up into three sections, The Essence of Success, The Elements of Success, and the Epitome of Success. Within each section he breaks up his thoughts into two page sections, one one page it has relevant Bible Verses on the other side, his thoughts. It is the type of book that you can read a tiny bit a day or as I did all in a couple of days.
My copy is now strewn with yellow highlighted sections and I have returned back to this book week after week for the past couple of months. When I am feeling down, uninspired, it has lifted me up. When I am feeling happy and full of joy, it has reminded me what true success is and how to achieve it.
To say I recommend this book is a bit of an understatement. I LOVE this book. It is only $9.99 and is worth every penny and more. Perfect for any athlete in your life.
Some of my favorite quotes from the book are:
“I think it’s important to keep the word humility in the front of our minds. It keeps the bad form of pride at bay. With humility, you also have gratitude.”
“As human beings, we were not made only to achieve things. From the moment we’re born to the moment we die, life is about relationships.”
“If you’re aware of the pressures, if you’re present and are able to identify what you did wrong, you can also figure out how to improve the next time, and then implement what you’ve learned.”
“Love has a way of making unexpected things happen.”
“The thing we should most enjoy about any endeavor is the road we travel together to get there.”
Note: Tyndale House Publishers provided me with a complimentary copy of this book. I was not paid for this review and the opinions are my own.