COMMON THOUGHT FROM READERS
The book has been out long enough now that I’m starting to get a lot of responses from a wide range of people. There is one particular common theme that I think is worth mentioning. The first half of the book is mostly done as somewhat of an autobiography. In it I chose to share particular stories from my life which had a direct effect on giving me the confidence, belief and motivation to engage in a life aimed at pursuing my dreams. What I’ve heard from many readers is that the stories I spoke of are very similar to stories from their own lives. But, prior to reading Above All Else they had never realized that all of their own stories were also opportunities for lessons they could have used to learn and grow from. Looking back they realized that the lessons were hanging right in front of them the whole time. Each of them said they wished they had realized this sooner, but were so glad to recognize these opportunities for learning even now because it wasn’t too late to put them to good use in their lives.
This, as much any other reason is why I wrote the book and I am so glad it has come through in the writing.