I never really realized it before but I am a lifelong quitter.
I quit sports and activities when I was growing up. As an adult, I quit projects when they become hard and I meet resistance… I identified with Nicki and her “Quitzilla” tendencies so much.
This book was powerful to me. I enjoyed reading it very much. Nicki’s writing style and humor made the book a fast and fun read, and I loved how she used the book of Ruth to illustrate the points she was making. I also loved bits of her real life woven into the book.
The parts that spoke to me the most were habits 2 and 4; and especially #2 in particular.
I am in a phase in my life where I’m caring for a young baby at home all day, on top of working on some professional goals at night. To say I’m tired is an understatement. There are so many things I need and want to do but I often don’t because “I’m too tired.” Because I don’t feel like it. The idea of following through even when I don’t feel like it spoke to me deeply. It is actually the driving force behind my family renewing our membership to the YMCA and me getting to the gym to start the process of getting back in shape after a C-section. Thank you for the push, Nicki!
I’m glad Nicki didn’t quit in the process of writing this book. We are all benefitting from her decision to follow through, even when she didn’t feel like it!