Updated: Sep 9, 2019
Some choose to become victims of their circumstances. They punctuate their lives with excuses, finger pointing, and a defeatist mentality. Does this describe you? If so, everyone experiences tough times – some worse than others. Just look around. Better yet – grab a book. I recommend Measure of a Man: From Auschwitz to President’s Tailor by Martin Greenfield with Wynton Hall.
During the Holocaust, Greenfield lost everything – his siblings, his parents, his grandparents, his home, his possessions, his community, and his innocence. His father’s last words were, “If you survive by yourself, you must honor us by living, by not feeling sorry for us. That is what you must do.” The youngster clung to this advice like a mother clings to her child.
In addition to surviving the atrocities of the death camp, Martin uncovered a way to thrive in life. Today, he designs suits for presidents, movie stars, athletes and anyone who wants to standout.
What’s the point? Champions are extraordinary because they find a way to triumph over obstacles. You can too. Measure of a Man will inspire you to keep moving forward despite the odds. Visit your local library to get a copy today.