“Failure exists only for the person who quits.”
“The words ‘It’s not my fault’ have been written on the gravestones of unsuccessful people ever since Eve bit the apple.”
“God did not give me the ability to always make right decisions, but He has enabled me to make a decision and then make it right.”
“In times of adversity, I will not have a problem to deal with; I will have a choice to make.” Continue reading “Quotes from “The Traveler’s Gift” – Andy Andrews”
“Experience is not the best teacher. Other people’s experience is the best teacher.”
“Whatever you focus upon, increases… When you focus on things you need, you’ll find those needs increasing. If you concentrate your thoughts on what you don’t have, you will so be concentrating on other things that you had forgotten you don’t have–and feel worse! If you set your mind on loss, you are more likely to lose… But a grateful perspective Continue reading “Quotes from “The Noticer” – Andy Andrews”
I had not read Andy Andrews until my pastor, Greg DePriest shared quite confidently that if I were only going to read one book this year, it needed to be the noticer. So, I picked it up that evening and did not go to bed until the final page had been turned. A quick summary of the book is that perspective makes a world of difference. The journey Andrews takes us on to make this point is thrilling and at times captivating. The close of the book was a bit less than I had hoped for, but the ride to get there was still well worth it.
Mitch is widely known in the athletics arena for his professional capabilities as a sports writer. In this book, however, Mitch is not writing about something he has seen. He is taking us on a personal growth journey that he experienced himself. When asked to perform the eulogy for his childhhod Rabbi, who btw was still living, this backslidden jew feels the need to at least gain a little info for preparation. The years that follow are lifechanging for the Rabbi, Mitch, and a drug dealing pastor that we meet along the way. You’ll find nothing of deep significance in this book, but it is a quick read and well worth the time.
I was drawn to this book for 3 reasons: