Greenlights by Matthew McConaughey is an outlier from my normal reading list. It was recommended by a trainer during one of my Beachbody workout sessions. I consider myself a MConaughey fan, so I decided to give it a go.
The recommendation did not disappoint. McConaughey tells his life story through a series of anecdotes, photos and inspirational notes and musings. There are countless interesting moments in this book, such as his year abroad in Australia, his career switch into acting and his travels both domestic and international (to name a few). His incredible acting legacy seems a fortunate outcome to being in the right place, at the right time with the right people (and of course, having the necessary talent/state of mind in these situations).
I found myself living vicariously (and a bit jealously) through his courage to follow his truest self (living in a camper and grabbing the right opportunity as it comes along), while feeling intimidated by the uncertainty of this lifestyle.
Listening to and following your heart/gut leads to hitting those greenlights in life. This book helps readers give pause and reflect on these times in our own lives, while going along for the ride in Matthew’s.