I heard about the Living with No Excuses book and couldn’t wait to read it. I was doing research and saw that Noah had been on Dancing With The Stars, which obviously was the season I missed, because I don’t remember him on there. He caught my attention on the John Cena show called “American Grit” (which I loved and hope that they do again). Seeing his story and how he dealt with the contestants with a never give up attitude, while still being a positive role model, really touched my heart.
Now, knowing he came out with a book about his story, I couldn’t wait to read it!! There was so much in the book, that sometimes you just had to close the cover and take a breath. For someone to endure all of this and still have a smile on their face in the end was amazing to me. Knowing that when I’m facing some small trial that I feel is horrible, I can think of those that have to go through struggles and tragedy, per se, like Noah and know that if he can get through that, than my small little problem is nothing.
Now I know that even the small problems are something to the individual, but why should we waste our lives worrying about something that will probably be gone in a few weeks anyway? If it’s a medical thing, than maybe not. I’ve been through trials with medical issues, but now see it as a way to help others who suffer through that, and have questions, etc. God can use any trial to help someone, or help a person through them. Try and see the light at the end of the tunnel…or dance floor, like Noah! 🙂
This is definitely a book that I would recommend. I have a link for you to purchase a copy at the end of the post. Get one and share it with your family. See what you can all do to make a difference in someone’s life, just as Noah has – probably without even knowing it in some circumstances.
About the No Excuses Book:
Military hero and beloved Dancing with the Stars alum Noah Galloway shares his life story, and how losing his arm and leg in combat forced him to relearn how to live life with no excuses.
Inspirational, humorous, and thought-provoking, Noah Galloway’s LIVING WITH NO EXCUSES sheds light on his upbringing in Alabama, his military experience, and the battle he faced to overcome losing two limbs during Operation Iraqi Freedom. From reliving the early days of life to his acceptance of his “new normal” after losing his arm and leg in combat, Noah reveals his ambition to succeed against all odds. Noah’s story is a shining example that with laughter, and the right amount of perspective, you can tackle anything. Whether it be overcoming injury, conquering the Dancing with the Stars ballroom, or taking the next steps forward in life, Noah demonstrates how to live life with no excuses.
Hardcover: 288 pages
Publisher: Center Street (August 23, 2016)
ISBN-10: 1455596930 / ISBN-13: 978-1455596935
Product Dimensions: 6.4 x 1 x 9.4 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.2 pounds
Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars
Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #33,122 in Books
#28 in Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Leaders & Notable People > Military > Afghan & Iraq Wars > Iraq War
#32 in Books > Biographies & Memoirs > Specific Groups > Special Needs
#984 in Books > Self-Help > Personal Transformation
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About the Author:
Sergeant NOAH GALLOWAY was assigned to the 1st of the 502nd Infantry of the 101st Airborne Division out of Fort Campbell, Kentucky during Operation Iraqi Freedom. Just three months into his second tour of duty, he lost his left arm above the elbow and left leg above the knee in an Improvised Explosive Device attack. After a long stint in recovery and rehabilitation, Galloway became a motivational speaker and fitness activist. A father of three, he resides in Alabaster, AL.