From Drift to Shift: How change can bring true meaning and happiness to your work and life written by Jody B. Miller is a non-fiction. To start with, this is a motivational book and exactly serves the purpose as per the title and doesn’t deviate anywhere. The author has a clear way to convey her points to the readers by narrating real life stories. She captures the reader’s mind right from her thoughtful introduction along with the quote “We can let life happen to us or we can make life happen for us”. The book is divided into four parts which explains why you need to shift, when to shift, how to shift and the last part talks about what after the shift. The most interesting thing is the take away points in every chapter, which is the gist of the message given in that chapter. This is useful for us to reflect on the message. I was totally impressed by the final part. I can relate those messages especially which says, we feel guilty to spend some lone time on our favorite things as we think our self that its waste of time or we are not doing productive. In every chapter, the author has a real-life story which is inspirational and influencing in every way. They are not merely stories, but the struggles faced and how the person in the story had fight against all odds and chose their path of true happiness. The narration in the book is like the reflection of the author’s self-realization. It also reminds us to reboot our life from running behind busy life to relax and think of our inner self. Another important thing to mention is do not miss reading the appendix. I am a person who skips reading one. But this appendix has lot of stuff related to the stories mentioned in the book and it also shows the sincerity of the author and again I am impressed. I rate this book 3 out of 4 stars. Why i give 3 stars is that i felt there was a lot of information after the appendix with five small topics which could be included inside the book chapter itself if related, if not it is too much of information overloaded.
Overall It’s a good book to read if you really want a shift in your lives. If you are willing to open up and honest to make a transformation in life, you can read every single page of it.
I close this review with one of the author’s takeaways “If you let your heart guide you, happiness will always be yours.”