Why write this book...

From page 2 of "Craig MacFarlane Hasn't Heard of You Either!"

After every appearance, every interview, every workshop, every meeting, someone would invariably ask me "Where did you learn that?"  I thought my answer was always different, but I learned through the brutal honesty of my two friends, that it was actually always the same and that is where, in their words, I had so much to offer and needed to tell my story.

Actually, that is wrong.  What they said is that I needed to tell "my stories."  You see, my answer would always be something to the effect of:

{C}·         When I was pursuing the Blind National Skiing Championship I learned...

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{C}·         Mario Andretti always reminded me...

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{C}·         When I was preparing to jump at Cypress Gardens...

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{C}·         Gordie Howe always told me...

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{C}·         When I was wrestling I realized...

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{C}·         When my father used to take me hunting with him I discovered...

That was when their message hit home.  I may be leading what I consider an everyday life.  I learned my lessons of success in some unique, sometimes dramatic, ways that profoundly impacted me and gave me the foundation to live this life that so many others find remarkable.  The principles of success are always the same, but the way we learn to apply them can be so totally different from one person to the next. This is not a "self help" book.  Only you can help yourself, but I do know that we learn in different ways and at different times. A message we failed to grasp in one form may totally inspire us in another. If even one of my stories can impact or inspire or just "help" one person find greater success, happiness or simply contentment, then telling my stories will be worthwhile.