Moments of Choice: My Path to Leadership
By Linda L. Singh
Published by Writestream Publishing LLC
ABOUT THE BOOK
Adversity is often the catalyst for growth and positive change as we can’t always control what happens to us in life, but we can choose our response.
Major General Linda L. Singh did just that after experiencing such hardships as teenage homelessness and abuse, however, she made a decision not to be defined by those negative experiences and to rise above them.
Moments of Choice: My Path to Leadership is a true story of how a girl from humble beginnings who experienced abuse, quit school at 16 years of age, and faced homelessness was determined to use her experiences to grow and learn.
From hardship to leadership is the journey that Linda Singh took as she rose to become a Major General in the United States Army and an Executive with a leading global professional services company.
Upon discovering the National Guard at a young age, she quickly realized she had options she never knew existed. The author’s decision to join the military was a pivotal moment in her life and that decision allowed many doors of opportunity to open.
As the author said, “When a branch would break (as it often did along the way), I simply reached for the next one.” The message is to keep reaching for the next branch in your life and don’t let fear and limiting beliefs hold you back from your dreams and goals. Live life on your terms and know that nothing is permanent. If you are willing to work, you can create the life you want.
Major General Linda L. Singh’s life changed dramatically because of a series of moments. She made a choice to do things differently and to stand out. No matter what obstacles she faced, she would not let fear control her destiny. She was never content with being too comfortable or mediocrity, she was always in the process of transforming herself into the best self she could possibly be.
Through her life and this book, she has inspired hundreds and thousands of people to do the same. All of our lives are filled with moments of choice, some good and some bad.
Reading Moments of Choice: My Path to Leadership will inspire you to rise above your current circumstances and to become the best that you can be!
Genre: Memoirs / Military
4 out of 5 stars - AMY
A teacher once told me that in order to value great joy you must also experience great pain, and I thought of this adage while reading Major General Singh’s book. Her memoir shows that she’s experienced many hardships in life—more than one person should—but has also experienced a great amount of success. Her experiences are inspiring to read and often very relatable. I enjoyed following her journey through this memoir; my only criticism is that the prose sometimes felt a little too wordy and casual. This was a powerful read overall.
3/5 by Alexander
Moments of Choice: My Path to Leadership is an autobiography/self-help book written by Major General Linda Singh. The book is filled with insights into the life of this remarkable woman in a style that is easy to read. She describes her young life vividly and with great detail with respect to what experiences shaped her into the person she became. The book is not presented linearly, but almost topically as it shifts between autobiography and self-help book. This presentation often leads to repeated or blended stories and narratives, which can make a reader feel somewhat disengaged after a while. Despite this stylistic choice, Moments of Choice continues to be an empowering story about rising above circumstances, a must-read for people who like autobiographies about interesting people.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Major General Linda L. Singh was appointed as the 29th Adjutant General of Maryland, effective January 21, 2015. The Adjutant General is responsible for the daily operations of the Maryland Military Department, which includes the Maryland Army National Guard, Maryland Air National Guard, Maryland Emergency Management Agency, and Maryland Defense Force. In her corporate life, she has worked for Accenture for over 20 years. As a Managing Director, she has served in roles as a director of operations, commercial director, and client account lead. Her management and implementation experience spans civilian, public safety and Department of Defense organizations. Major General Singh enjoys spending time with her husband and two daughters. In keeping with her commitment to personal development, she focuses on overcoming her own fears. She values “going slow to go fast,” a principle she puts into action when swimming her laps.
I received a copy of this book for free in exchange for writing a review. I was not obligated to give a positive review, and all thoughts are my own.