4 out of 4 starsReview by GathuaMShare This Review
Drift to Shift by Jody B. Miller is a non fiction book that contains real life stories of individuals who have decided to make changes in their lives, hence live a more peaceful and happy life. The author is able to capture everyday problems that affect people who are trying to find their purpose in life but are too afraid to make a change. The title of the book is very attractive since in most cases, for one to make changes, they need to shift from their current situation or scenario and make arrangements on how to better themselves. The book is able to tell the stories of individuals who have come from nothing to having millions. Their life stories enables the reader to realize that success does not come overnight. It also illustrates that for these people to reach where they are, they had to experience downfalls and failures. The differentiating factor is that they never gave up and continued to push on. The chapter topics are very intriguing especially how to deal with complainers in our lives and balancing work and play. Drift to Shift is an exciting book which emphasizes the importance of living your life without having to focus on pleasing other people. We live in a world where our expectations are superseded by other people’s expectations on us. Be it our family, relatives or friends. We always aim to meet their expectations that we forget that we have our lives to live. Hence the author urges the reader to ensure that they focus on their own happiness. Then and only then will they find their real purpose in life. The book would be very useful to all individuals particularly those who wish to make career changes or even life changes. Most of the problems we go through in life such as being divorced or losing a job, only become huge obstacles to us moving on if we let them be. This is because our lives are set on a perfect line where failure and mistakes are not an option. This leads to lack of self happiness and low self esteem, which then leads to depression and eventually other problems follow through. Taking a positive attitude towards every situation can help one view them as life lessons and learn from them. I rate Drift to Shift 4 out of 4 stars. The book is well edited and has a smooth flow from the first page to the last. I did not notice any grammatical errors that pulled my attention away from the book. I was engrossed in the book from the first page down to the last. The life stories of the individuals in the book, help illustrate what the author meant by Drift to Shift. The topics are also well arranged to make the book worth reading. I would recommend the book to anyone who intends on making a change in their lives or who needs a motivational boost. It is a book worth reading.