Game On-Find your purpose-pursue your dream-Emmitt Smith
“Game On”; a fitting title to this almost autobiographical life story of Emmitt Smith, written in his own words. He shares with us his roots; growing up in a low income family in Pensacola Florida, to becoming a Dallas Cowboy professional football player and Hall of Fame member.
From his young beginnings, Smith has shown that strength in family and a connection to God have been his upbringing. Respecting his elders has proven to be an asset to Smith as well.
This is one man, who has shown in his story, his inner strength, determination, faith, positive attitude, and more. You might say, “He has all the right stuff”. He has learned so much about life, not only through his family and upbringing, but also throughout his years of playing football and having team spirit, plus a desire to be a winner.
One of my favorite parts of this book is where Smith reveals his “attitude enhancers”: humility, empathy, and gratitude.
I found this to be a wonderfully powerful read, which I was not expecting. I am not a great football fan, and much of Smith’s story describes stories on and off the field, but he shows how to apply the same lessons in dealing with everyday life.
Quite refreshing, when in this day and age we hear so much negativity about pro athletes committing crimes, abusing drugs and such; Emmitt Smith proves that there are humble, caring athletes with good values and a spirit of giving back, that which has been given to them.
Tyndale House Publishers has provided me with a complimentary copy of this book in exchange for my honest review.