I enjoyed this book about a young man who was headed down the wrong path and found track in high school as an outlet that gave him self confidence and self esteem to improve his life. It is extraordinary in many ways as he ends up at the Olympics, and then crashing his plane in the ocean in WWII, and even survives a second boat mishap.
There are lots of words of wisdom throughout and was the premise for the movie by Angelina Jolie’s Unbroken.
What struck me was the power of “taking action” and the influence his older brother had encouraging him to do track. My life as a career counselor / coach I hope can influence people by “nudging them” to try something new and maybe, just maybe, I could be that “older brother” who helps a person get on a better track in their life.
“Hope provides the power of the soul to endure”.
“Don’t ask why, ask what’s next?”
“An optimist says the glass is half full. A pessimist says the glass is half empty. A survivalist is practical. He says, Call it what you want, but just fill the glass”.
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