Book Review: Focused by Noelle Pikus Pace

focusedTitle: Focused

Author: Noelle Pikus Pace

Publisher: Deseret Book

Released: September 8, 2014


Book Summary:

Where are your choices leading you? Regardless of our circumstances, each moment presents us with decision to make. It doesn’t matter what question, trial, or success we experience each traces back to a choice. At any given moment, we can choose to doubt, fear, worry; to be prideful, angry, depressed, or miserable or we can choose to move forward. We can choose to be a light. We can choose to be happy. The choice is always ours, and each choice can be a step forward on the path of life we want for ourselves.
The life lessons learned by Olympic athlete Noelle Pikus Pace can equip each of us to turn daily choices and challenges into opportunities for growth. In her warm and relatable style, Noelle shares touching personal stories and teaches how these experiences can help us keep a healthy perspective on the things that matter most. She helps us to see that though all of our goals and trials are different, we each can choose to become the best versions of ourselves one day at a time.

Covering topics from letting go of expectations and pressures to finding a healthy life balance, from standing up for ourselves to standing for righteousness, world champion Noelle Pikus Pace infuses readers with the enthusiasm and confidence to get a little closer to their goals each and every day.



Loved! Motivational and inspirational.

What a fabulous book. I love when an author takes their life experiences and shares the lessons they learn from them. Even better when the book is entertaining and the experiences shared are written in a way to be easy to relate to even though my experiences are so different from hers.

I read the first chapter to my kids the other night because it was so phenomenal I wanted to share her experiences with them. Each chapter is a little nugget of wisdom that I am grateful to have taken the time to read.

I loved this book and highly recommend it! While it does have some quotes from LDS leaders it was a book that could be enjoyed by all.  It is beautifully done with gorgeous pictures to accompany the text!


5 stars

Rating: 5 Stars – I loved it

Source: Review copy from publisher

Content: clean and uplifting


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