When Perfection Isn't Perfect
When Perfection Isn’t Perfect is for all who feel they are broken, alone, have no hope in their future, and those who seek a true purpose for their life. This true story is the quintessential story of a life guided by God, but taking detours because of a human desire to choose the direction of the journey.
Thankfully, God did not give up on me in His true purpose for my life. My imperfect life took some interesting turns from crippling childhood anxieties to a desire to end my own life after believing there was no future or purpose for my life.
My life took a positive route after a Divine encounter and a deliberate change in perspective on my part to seek the positive aspects of life. A life story that includes an unlikely path of sports participation and an eventual perfect national collegiate football record that stands today as a testament to the amazing blessings God provided in my life.
The truth is, we all are placed on this earth with a purpose: some are called to overtly great achievements others admire, while others, equally important, provide the inspiration and support making life worth living. All are intricately woven into the tapestry of life and one cannot exist without the other.
This is a story of God’s grace, redemption, and the development of insight and purpose for the most unlikely individual, me. It demonstrates the tools I was able to employ that got my life back on track with the “Farrell 15” - the core traits of empathy, support, humility, selfless service to others, and a strong belief in God’s power to overcome any obstacle in life and provides tools you can use to find God’s purpose in your life.
My hope is you will be able to find life lessons in my story to enrich your life and develop a clear uplifting picture of your purpose so you can share your destiny with others to make this world a better place.
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I couldn't put it down. Your story stirred so many memories. I was part of those crowds that erupted with your success. I remember those games, some even where I was sitting and who I was sitting with. Your mention of "The Gators" made me so proud. Imagine that, our perfect kicker accepted me as his friend. I have always admired you for your humble nature and the class you showed on a daily basis. I'm sure that you had no idea how your friendship became so very important to others. So very proud of you for sharing your message of faith and the lessons you have learned. You have inspired me, my friend.
I sat down and started to read it and it was not at the beginning, I started flipping through it and I could hardly put it down! Honestly, it was wonderful! You did a great great job! I know you are going to do well with it. I can hear you saying it as I was reading it. Your Mom and Dad would be so proud! I think you did an absolutely great job! I'm really proud of you!
Just finished reading your life up to Farrell’s 15. Wow! You had quite a life. I learned a lot. You did great! Will try & put your words of wisdom into practice. Looking forward to your 15 & sharing this with others. I really need to let God show me His plan/purpose for me & let go of my reins. Great book. ... Excellent 15! Fantastic book! Love it! There’s a lot of good wisdom there. Enjoyed & will pass it on.
I just finished your book and I have the same feeling as when you ran the "Kicker Option".
I am impressed, as always, with your openness, gentle demeanor, and honesty.
Reading your book was as easy as having a conversation with you. I appreciate your kind words regarding my coaching as well.
Life is a great journey and it all revolves around relationships. If I have learned anything over my 70 years it's that if we don't transform our pain, we transmit it.
Understanding that we are loved by our God is the first step in transforming our pain.
Well done Michael, well done.
Just received a call this morning from my father regarding his Father’s Day gift, ”The Barefoot Kicker”. I knew he would enjoy the book but I was surprised how much he enjoyed it. He said it was a page-turner that he couldn’t put down and read the entire book in 2 days.
I feel victorious in finding the perfect gift for him this year!!
What a fantastic read! It brought back a lot of memories of being at Adrian football games.
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