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In Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work That Matters, Jon Acuff encourages his readers to begin. This is kind of a sequel to his book Quitter, in which he talks about quitting a job that you feel stuck in, not passionate about or that makes you hate what you have become. Start brings to life the idea that all of us have ideas that we are passionate about. We all have something that makes us say, “It would be really cool if…”
So why not start right now.
Some people have the luxury to quit a job and start something new. Others of us are constrained financially that quitting a job would mean not being able to pay bills. But Acuff does talk about how we can apply his principles while keeping our day job.
One of my favorite excerpts is about shaping our expectations for what we want to do: