Book Review – The Traveler’s Gift

November 28th, 2011 by Gallagher John 4 Comments

Just recently completed The Traveler’s Gift by Andy Andrews.  This was given to me as a gift…twice.  I must say that I enjoyed this book.

There are so many books out there with “numbers”.  21 ways to do this, 5 ways to become a millionaire in 3 minutes a day.  So, when I read the subtitle, “Seven decisions that determine personal success”, I will admit that I was a little skeptical at first.  But, when 2 people give you a book, it is kind of like when someone offers you a stick of gum or a mint…there is a reason!!

This was the first Andy Andrews book I read.  I was intrigued by his writing.  His vivid imagery made it easy for me to follow the story of a man visiting several (seven!) leaders of the past, including Abraham Lincoln, Joshua Chamberlain, among a few others.  So, not only did I get 7 choices that may help me to determine success, I got a history lesson!  Now, one can skip to the end of the book to get the answers, but the author’s method of getting you to each decision was engaging.  It won’t ruin the book if I give you the 7 decisions:

1) The buck stops here.  I am responsible for my past and my future

2) I will seek wisdom.

3) I am a person of action

4) I have a decided heart

5) Today, I will choose to be happy

6) I will greet this day with a forgiving spirit

7) I will persist without exception

Several memorable quotes from this book as well.  “The only sure way to avoid criticism is to do nothing and be nothing!”

I think this was a great book.  Want a copy?  Comment on this post and tweet the link to this post.   Let me know which of the 7 decisions you struggle with the most.  How are you going to overcome that struggle?  I will choose one winner from the responses and send a copy to you via mail.

  • Stan Buck

    I’m honored to “travel” with you John. Book sounds interesting!

    Persisting without exception is sometimes tough for me – except when I’m backing you down the lane!

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  • I can see that all of the work you have done on your head has not affected your DREAMING pattern!! When was the last time you ‘remember’ backing me down the lane???!!!!

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