Friday, October 10, 2014

Focused by Noelle Pikus Pace Blog Tour & Review



Blurb:


Where are your choices leading you? Regardless of our circumstances, each moment presents us with decision to make. It doesn't matter what question, trial, or success we experience—each traces back to a choice. At any given moment, we can choose to doubt, fear, worry; to be prideful, angry, depressed, or miserable—or we can choose to move forward. We can choose to be a light. We can choose to be happy. The choice is always ours, and each choice can be a step forward on the path of life we want for ourselves.
The life lessons learned by Olympic athlete Noelle Pikus Pace can equip each of us to turn daily choices and challenges into opportunities for growth. In her warm and relatable style, Noelle shares touching personal stories and teaches how these experiences can help us keep a healthy perspective on the things that matter most. She helps us to see that though all of our goals and trials are different, we each can choose to become the best versions of ourselves one day at a time.
Covering topics from letting go of expectations and pressures to finding a healthy life balance, from standing up for ourselves to standing for righteousness, world champion Noelle Pikus Pace infuses readers with the enthusiasm and confidence to get a little closer to their goals each and every day.



My Review:

I was taken by surprise by how much I ended up loving this book!  Not only does Pikus Pace tell her incredible journey towards an Olympic medal, but she helps the reader understand that in life it isn't about what circumstances you are given but how you choose to react to what life hands out.  Focused is about not only about concentrating on your goals in life, but about being positive and standing up for who you are and what you believe in, no matter the situation.  Pikus Pace fills her book with encouragement, personal stories and uplifting quotes and poems that have helped her throughout her journey.  I found myself feeling encouraged and I came away with a feeling that I can do whatever I put my mind to if I am focused and work hard towards that goal.  I also came away with a sense that I need to be the one reaching out to others and making a difference, not waiting for someone to reach out to me.  I can't say enough about how this book filled me up with positive feelings and an "I can do this"  attitude!  Bravo to Pikus Pace for not only an inspiring book but for living an inspiring life and sharing it with others!



Happy Reading!!!


You can pick up your own copy via Deseret Book.


Source:  Publisher for review

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