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What would life look like if you measured your success by improvements instead of victories?
Nik Nikic shares the incredible story of his son Chris’s journey to become the first person with Down syndrome to ever complete an IRONMAN® triathlon, inspiring others to achieve their goals by getting 1 percent better every day.
Philippians 4:13 reads, “ I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me.”
From the moment Chris Nikic was born, his parents knew he could achieve anything he set his mind to do. So when he became involved in triathlons with the Special Olympics, his dad, Nik, took on the role of coach and encouraged Chris to aim even higher. Together, they set their sights on making history—Chris becoming the first person with Down syndrome to complete an IRONMAN® triathlon.
Written from Chris’s father’s perspective, Nik shares the 1% Better mindset that has helped Chris achieve many of his goals—and the underlying principles of the 1% Bettersystem can help you pursue and achieve your dreams too! Through Chris and Nik’s story, learn the benefits of applying the model to your own life and discover how to:
- Overcome the mental hurdles of pain
- Stay motivated using three irrefutable laws of motivation
- See failures as opportunities for improvement
- Form a lifelong habit of success
You may never be the best, but with God’s help and hard work, you can begin the journey to reach your goals—one confident step at a time.
1% Better is written in Nik Nikic’s voice. Chris and his accomplishments are the focus of 1% Better, and Chris is a coauthor of the book as he was interviewed by his father and the writer.
Chris Nikic, the first person with Down syndrome to every complete an IRONMAN triathlon, inspires others to achieve their goals by getting better 1% at a time.
If you have read only one article about Chris Nikic, you were likely hooked and wanted to read more. This inspiring young man, who in November 2020 became the first person with Down syndrome to complete an IRONMAN (and verified by Guinness World Records), has become famous. All across the globe, people followed his pursuit and cheered him on, but in this book Chris and his father, Nik, will give the how-to behind his success—getting better 1% at a time—which is something everyone can do in any area of their lives.
“My mission is to honor God by being the best me I can be so I can be an example to others,” states Chris. “I want to change the perceptions and raise expectations for others like me so we can reach our God-given potential.” In 1% Better, Chris and Nik share the motivating principles that can be applied by anyone trying to realize a dream and reach their full potential—whether they are young or old, in shape or out of shape, and even if living with a disability.
1% Better is written in the father’s voice, and I loved reading how the parents overcame the obstacles of having a child with Down syndrome and helped encourage and motivate him to achieve a dream. This book is such an inspiration and encouragement, and I love the thought of unlocking our God-given potential little by little. It puts life into a better perspective and makes any goal seem more attainable. At the back of the book, there was a plan for success to develop achievement habits and a mindset of continuous improvement. At the back of the book, there is a plan for success. This book is packed with several valuable lessons, and we all could learn from them. It reminded me of how we all are conformed into the image of Christ little by little to achieve his goals and purposes in our lives, and by His grace, with can live each day with confidence one step at a time with Him.
I was provided a complimentary copy of this book to promote and review in exchange for an honest review.
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