Part humor, part memoir, all inspiration, Take A Shot written by Jake Steinfeld and Dave Morrow is not only a tribute to Major League Lacrosse, it is also a testimony to the power of unwavering faith- faith in a dream, faith in one another and ultimately faith in one’s self. It is the true story of how, against all odds and despite some major setbacks, two friends were able to come together and create a major league home for the sport of lacrosse. It is about the journey from idea to manifestation, an inspiring story of hard work, dedication, the power of friendship and belief in a dream.
As the title suggests the entire book is centered around the idea that in order to make any vision a reality, we must have the courage to “get up, get out there, and take a shot.” When the founders of Major League Lacrosse set out upon their journey, they were unsure of the path their venture would take. But they knew one thing: if they didn’t take the first step, take that shot, then nothing at all would come of the idea in which they so strongly believed. As it turns out, that first step led to another, and another, and another, until the path became clear and the dream of Major League Lacrosse became reality. Using real life examples laced with just the right amount of humor and reflection, the authors illustrate how life truly is about individual moments that when strung together have the power to create something from nothing, dream to reality.
In several instances, rising to the occasion of each one of these moments takes everything we’ve got. But when we do, we realize that our power to create and transform is directly related to our willingness to put ourselves out there for the purpose of fulfilling a dream. That is how Major League Lacrosse came into existence- organically, piece by piece, little by little. Take A Shot is an uplifting reminder that every journey begins with a single step, and as long as we have desire, determination and the willingness to take action, anything is possible.
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