I got a kindle for Christmas 🙂
I love it because it can hold so many books at the same time. You see, I am always reading a book about eating or weight loss, an autobiography or biography, and something else. Variety is important to me as my mood dictates what I want to read. I love that I don’t have to cart around three books anymore.
Coming Back Stronger by Drew Brees was a fantastic book.
He is a star NFL quarterback that has faced many challenges. In his book, he shares these challenges with such humility. Here are a few of my favorite clippings:
- You have to see the truth about your situation and accept it in order to heal right and then return stronger.
This hit home for me as my competitive nature tends to have me go out like gangbusters with the best of intentions, only to get hurt and sabotage my efforts.
- You can’t always determine your circumstances, but you can always determine your attitude.
Drew is certainly not the first one to write this and every time that I read it or hear it I’m glad that I did. It’s so easy to blame my mood or attitude on the circumstances or people in my life. This is a good reminder that it is always my choice how I choose to face my life.
- The most important game of the season is always the next game.
Today is the most important day of my life. The current moment is the most important moment of my life. It’s so easy to get lost in goal setting and dreaming of the future. While this is important, nay crucial, to achieving success in any aspect (finances, weight, fitness) it is equally crucial to not stay dreaming of then. We live in this moment, and this is the moment that needs our full attention. Once the planning is done, then the work to get there is done now.
These are just a few of the quotes that I took out of this book. I highly recommend it.