What do Olympic rowers, a radio host, a TV producer, three NFL players, a sailboat skipper, an explorer, a sports columnist and a golf-course architect all have in common? They operate according to the same principle: Don’t worry about “what you can’t control”; focus only on “what you can control.” Like the rowers, winning people ignore what’s “outside their boat” and pay attention only to what’s “inside their boat.” Charlie Jones and Kim Doren offer an anthology of 55 vignettes written by a cross-section of people who put this practical philosophy to work with great success. Most of the tales are compelling and meaningful, making the collection a warm, worthwhile and enjoyable read. getAbstract recommends these inspiring stories to readers who are ready to embrace a single idea: Focus on what’s in your own boat, and row.
About the Authors
Charlie Jones, a network sportscaster, was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Sportswoman Kim Doren has worked as a marketing director and media consultant.
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