Ms. Jody B. Miller’s book is a must read for anyone who is feeling restrained by obstacles in life. With the title, Drift to Shift, my impression at first was it was somehow related to being able to drift like a race car driver ready to shift to action. I was wrong.
Drift to Shift meant to be able to get away from just being like a rolling stone, drifting with the current with certain points in life to being able to realize the shift is happening in your career, your attitude and your life needs. The author lays out different stories of success from people she knew and how certain milestones in their lives have motivated them to be where they are now. They were drifting in their earlier situation, feeling helpless and sometimes hopeless. She tells us that difficulties are important milestones in determining your focus and your drive to shift. That is why this is rightfully titled Drift to Shift; from being helpless to make a change to themselves to shifting to achieve their true calling. From drifting to shifting, all was brewing up for them to achieve what their happiness lie. These people do not know each other but their stories have one thing in common, from drifting to shifting. At the very end of every story, she shows us some takeaways, which I very much appreciate. The words there are not new. The advice can be called clichés but it becomes fresh when presented after each story that it becomes a paraphrase of what we should reflect with our lives against the stories presented. There are only a few characters in the story and you will have to inevitably root for them. I have to give 3 out of 4 stars to the book. Though I cannot point it out, there should be some kind of shake-up. Some areas were lacking the command of my attention while some are very engaging. It kind of waned in the middle but picked up immediately with a loud bang in the end. I also saw some punctuation errors but I ignored it entirely as it was negligible and does not break the book. Anyone reading this review will have to check this out. This is a book that is more than a feel-good read but can be used as a guide to where your heart is. While I was reading the book, I stop and contemplate if I have made the shift myself which the readers will surely do after every story.