Tuesday, January 29, 2013
I had seen The Spark being offered for quite a while and I'm not typically one to read motivational books. I figured I get enough motivation from the site --- for free --- why pay for a book??
Well, I bought the Kindle version for $5 and started reading/listening to it today. I have a 45 minute commute and the Kindle has a great Text-to-Speech feature so I often read at home and then listen to the story during the commute. It greatly reduces road rage and if traffic is a little heavy, I really don't mind because I get an extra few minutes with my story.
Anyway, this morning, I started The Spark. I am so very glad I did. Chris' story is VERY inspirational and he didn't use diet and exercise to lose weight --- he never had a weight problem. Instead, he used diet and exercise as a way to become a better person, a more courageous person who overcame his insecurities, a driven person who met challenges head on and won. As I listened to the book, I thought of my weightloss goals but more importantly, I thought about my career goals...my life goals.
I'm 36 and I've spent the last 3 years working towards a career change. I've met the goals I've laid out for myself. Now, a mere 18 months from taking that leap (quitting my job of 11 years to attend a full-time nursing program), I'm doubting myself. I've gone over all of the plans and back-up plans and back-up to the back-up plans (yes, I over analyze) and in theory, it all works out........but what if I missed something??
Chris' story is all about taking a leap of faith just like this one I'm about to take. He shares how he survived and how diet and exercise were key building blocks of his success. Reading The Spark is encouraging. I'm only a couple of chapters into it but I look forward to finishing it......and reading it a 2nd and likely 3rd time to ensure I truly absorb all I can out of this book.
If you're reading this and you're even slightly hesitant about purchasing the book, please do. It won't change your life.......it will encourage you and give you tools so YOU can change your life.