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Reviewed by Alex Ndirangu for Readers' Favorite
Wow! What a motivating adventure! This thought crossed my mind as I read this fantastic memoir. Humans have a propensity for being naturally competitive in the race of life. Scientific research shows that competitive people typically live happier lives if they avoid becoming overly anxious in uncertain situations or disappointed in failure. But is being nervous because you're not sure you'll win worth it? Is it really necessary to compare yourself to anyone? Could concentrating on yourself be more profitable and soul-satisfying? David Solyomi's memoir, Confessions of an Ironman, answers these profound questions in the most inspiring and honest way. In this memoir, we meet the author as he guides us through his journey as a triathlete and how the slight changes he made altered the course of his life. We also see David at his lowest point, claiming that he began his journey at a point lower than the bottom. Follow David as he perseveres through unimaginable adversity in an inspirational account that will tug at your heartstrings and shine a new light in your life.
When writing, David Solyomi exudes openness and sincerity. He is open and honest with the reader. The phase of David's transformation that I loved the most was when he finished painting a portrait of his face. He realized the importance of each change he made while working on this small project. Later, David would internalize this success and draw on it throughout the rest of his life, particularly during challenging times. This book is written to provide information without becoming bogged down in sentimentality or excessive detail. There are no unnecessary words in this book, only those that advance the premise. I liked and appreciated the author's conversational tone. David uses an interactive yet inspirational tone in his narration, which lends this book a guidance perspective. The reader is not compelled by the author to strictly adhere to a specific school of thought but is free to wander and explore other thought processes. Confessions of an Ironman is a must-read for anyone looking for inspiration or wishing to realize a dream.