4 out of 4 starsReview by Sarah Tariq Share This Review
Life has many shifts, but sometimes you just have to move to a planned shift by taking some crucial decisions about your family or career to improve it. The book From Drift to Shift, written by Jody B. Miller and forwarded by Brad Feld, is an outstanding book to guide people to come out of the turbulent condition and find out a sparkling life and a right career. Indeed, everyone wants to lead a life of exuberance, passion, purpose and fulfillment. So this book shows you how to achieve all this. The author has divided this book into four parts. The first part contains, why shift is necessary in life when one faces odds. The second part deals with the signs of the shift and how to make the shift normal by alleviating sufferings. Third relates to, how to shift and prepares people that how they can overcome their anxiety and obstacles through shift to a different direction. It tells how you can incorporate a shift in your life so that you could reap its positive benefits. And the remaining fourth part deals with, what happens after the shift. The author quotes the stories of various people who, instead of drifting with their lives, moved to shift and that shift brought happiness and inner satisfaction in their lives. In the end of each chapter, the author provides valuable advises about how to deal with a difficult situation. The author is of the view that intimate relationships are the real source of happiness and if you want to move forward happily, you should never give up your efforts. She (author) has included the meditation exercises which readers can adopt to feel happy and wipe out their miseries and tensions.The “Faith beyond Reason” has been the most inspiring chapter for me.
The sufferings Sloan faced, and her strong faith in God to overcome her odds and move in a progressive direction is awesome. It is true that shifts are often needed during times of pain, survival or exploration. However, I am of the view that the decree of God goes side by side. Though luck and hard work both has their part in one’s success, without the will of God one cannot succeed. So one should do one’s best and leave the rest to God. So faith in God is necessary in order to lead the life of contentment. The book provides an all out, excellent form of counseling to sorrow-stricken people. The book is professionally edited and I could not find any affordable editing mistake in it. Owing to all these positive aspects, this book truly deserves to be rated 4 out of 4 stars. I would recommend this book to all those people who need the right counseling and moral support to go ahead. This book is nothing more than a blessing for people who are passing through the bleak phases of their life and striving to move from “drift to shift.”