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Sunday, May 1, 2016

Blog Tour: I'm Possible by Jeff Griffin

Review
I'm Possible: Desire, Dream, Do 
by Jeff Griffin

Book Description:

The sun’s rays filtered in from the partially opened shades of the plane. They lit up the world in front of me and warmed my soul, knowing I was almost to my destination. The beautiful golden light replaced the grey and hazy cobwebs from my eyes, revealing the most spectacular scene I had ever seen in my entire life. I looked out the small seven-inch window and witnessed something that I’ll never forget! I beheld something in this magnificent world that the majority of people never get to see. I was looking out at Mount Everest, the world’s highest peak!

I was at the tail end of a three-flight journey with two layovers in between, nearly logging twenty-four hours of flight time. I hadn’t gotten any real sleep in the last thirty-six hours. My bloodshot eyes were heavy, my mind was slow and sluggish, and my body was even slower in response. How did I get here? I thought to myself. Am I d-r-e-a-m-i-n-g?

As Lao and Confucius once said, “A journey of one-thousand miles begins with one step.” My story is about inspiring you to take your own journey one step at a time. It’s about dreaming and accomplishing the impossible. It’s not only about aiming for the sky and reaching for the stars but enjoying the journey along the way.

Begin your personal journey today, press forward to the top, and don’t you ever stop. As you move toward your dreams, there will be obstacles and setbacks along the way; don’t be afraid. You can get to the top of your world by following the signs and guide posts within these pages. You can do it with others! You can do it with me! We can do it together, one step at a time!

I'mpossible! - Jeff Griffin

Review:

I don't read a lot of non-fiction, but I decided to read I'mPossible because Jeff's story sounded interesting. The book isn't very long, and is a fairly fast read. I appreciated that it was written in an engaging manner. Jeff doesn't shy from sharing his emotions about every step of his story. He does a good job of showing how important our attitudes are. It would have been so easy to let himself give up on his dreams after his accident, and he definitely had some hard and very discouraging times, but he was able to look at what he could do instead of what he couldn't. I was a bit distracted by the need for proofing in my review copy, but if you can overlook that and focus on the message, I think you'll find it to be an inspiring read.

About the Author:

Jeff Griffin is a wheelchair athlete who earned his Master’s degree in Education and knows how to win. He played in the 2004 Athens Olympics, holds a Guinness Book of World Records, and is a four time NWBA All-Star MVP. He enjoys mentoring youth , distributing wheelchairs, and providing Peer Training Materials through his humanitarian efforts with LDS Charities, which he currently sits on the board.