"Surrender to Your Adversity is gripping, sad, triumphant, and enormously valuable. Surrendering to things you can't control is powerful but widely misunderstood. Rob describes how his dramatic and tragic struggles forced him to surrender so he could move forward. More importantly, he lays out how we can apply what he's learned to move through our challenges with less pain and more grace."
-Russ Rausch, founder of Vision Pursue
"Rob Swymer takes you on a journey to free yourself from the constraints of what's happening around you. He demonstrates how even seemingly large setbacks can be opportunities that allow us to live more gracious, courageous, and authentic lives."
-Lisa Earle McLeod, author of Selling with Noble Purpose and Leading with Noble Purpose
Like most people, I have gone through my share of adversity in life. Everyone has a story, and we all experience life for the good and the bad. This is a story of a regular guy who came out the other side with new purpose, new perspective, and tried to learn from each experience. When reflecting back on my life, it became clear that in every case, the common theme to making it through my adversity was the ability to surrender. That is, to give in, not give up. This simple act allowed me to trade in my expectations for acceptance.
In the end, it came down to investing in myself and my personal growth. The best investment you can make is the one in yourself. I learned that doing the work and being comfortable with being uncomfortable moves you toward massive action and brings you to a higher level.
In this book, I share my lessons learned and map out the steps I took to overcome adversity in my life. My hope is that this book will speak to you and help you in some way. The ability to surrender begins the journey to a higher purpose. I ask you to take this journey with me and together we will find that purpose.