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Start by Jon Acuff

I had the pleasure of hearing Jon Acuff speak at a conference. He was entertaining and insightful. After he spoke I picked up this book. Unfortunately, life got in the way and this book sat on my shelf for way too long.

In short, this book is a nice boost of motivation. There are a lot of messages in this book, but the overall theme is simple: now. There are so many things that scare and stop us. Very few things in life inspire to greatness. Among the smaller messages in the book, two stood out to me.

“Be a student of you” We are all unique and we all have something to add. The more you know about yourself, the more successful you can be.

“What gives you the most joy?” I love this message. Let’s stop thinking about what job will give us the most stability, what will give us the most money, or what job is most accessible. You need to find that one thing you cannot not do.

Though I like the book, it does not offer anything life changing, only a few encouraging and inspiring words. It was too long in my opinion, but all in all, it is a good book.