That’s the message behind Alastair Humphreys’ latest book, “Ten Lessons From The Road“.
At age 24, Alastair Humphreys broke away from his life in England and spent the next four years riding his bicycle across four continents and eventually cycling all the way around the world. Since then, Alastair has written three books about his bicycle touring adventures (the first two being narrative texts titled “Moods Of Future Joy” and “Thunder And Sunshine”).
His third book, however, “Ten Lessons From The Road”, is more of a picture book filled with short, inspirational quotes and helpful insights into what it takes to accomplish your goals and live the life you’ve always dreamt of living.
This short, 233-page, hardback book is not a traditional story about a young man cycling around the world, nor is it some kind of motivational coffee table book. In reality, it’s something in between these two extremes.
Humphreys’ “Ten Lessons From The Road” is a short, sweet reminder that you are capable of so much more.
Throughout the book, Alastair shares how he overcame certain obstacles in order to successfully navigate his way around the world by bike and break away from the norms of society. After sharing how he made these changes in his own life, Alastair then gives you some easy-to-follow advice that you can use to make radical changes for the better in your own life.
This is one of those books that makes for an ideal gift because it’s beautifully designed and it’s not a book that takes a whole lot of time to read. It’s one of those books that you read through really quick to get motivated and inspired… and then you hold on to the book so you can read it again a couple months later when your motivation starts to falter.
If you’re not a hard-core cyclist, don’t worry! What makes “Ten Lessons From The Road” so great is that it’s not really a book about cycling around the world. Even though many of the stories in the text are related to Alastair’s bicycle trip around the globe, the real message of the book is that you shouldn’t be afraid to dream big and go after whatever it is that you want to do with you life. You don’t need to be a cyclist in order like this book, because the truth is, the message behind “Ten Lessons From The Road” is so much bigger than a simple trip around the world by bike.
My Rating: 8 out of 10 (Makes For A Great Gift!)