This book’s full title is You Have A Brain, A Teen’s Guide to T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. In this book Dr. Carson tells about his life and how he overcame many obstacles to become one of the leading neurosurgeons in the world. Although the book is purportedly written for teens, I found it a great book and I believe it can be inspiring for anyone – no matter what your age may be. I had first heard of Dr. Carson when I saw the movie, Gifted Hands, on Netflix, so I couldn’t wait to read this book, already having been inspired by Dr. Carson through the movie. The T.H.I.N.K. B.I.G. portion of the title is an acronym for points he makes about living well, doing your best and achieving your goals.
Dr. Carson and his brother were raised in a single-parent home by their mother. She was the inspiration for them to do better and make something of themselves. The phrase ‘You Have A Brain’ which became the title of this book, was something that Dr. Carson’s mother would tell them in order to encourage them to make right choices.
Dr. Ben Carson is an inspiration to anyone who thinks their goals are unachievable because of background, race, home situation, etc. Dr. Carson not only proved that anyone can overcome anything and become anything they want to be, he did it with integrity and character, managing to achieve his goals without ever compromising his standards. This book is truly a good read and will inspire you.
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