Give Yourself the Gift of Done

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Jon Acuff, sought-after speaker and consultant, is the friend who always gives you great advice. With his self-depricating humor and charm, he has won over hundreds of thousands of followers, who come to him for both encouragement and a kick in the pants. Now, after showing you how to reboot your career in his New York Times bestseller Do Over , Acuff shows chronic starters how to actually finish their goals in an age of bottomless distractions and endless opportunities.

Acuff knows the reason why many writers' novels go unfinished--it's the same reason why gyms are filled in the first week of January, and empty by the end of the month, and why people stop learning a new language once they get past the easy parts. It's not just that people lose momentum or get distracted. People give up on projects when they fail to live up to their own high expectations and decide that if they can't do something perfectly they won't do it at all. If you're going to finish, you have to kill perfectionism.

Drawing on his popular 30 Days of Hustle course, Acuff teaches readers to short-circuit perfectionism and make it through to the end of a task. Whether it's by "choosing what to bomb" or "cutting a goal in half," he shows readers how to move past "the day after perfect," get focused, and--finally- finish.
Publisher: New York, New York :, Portfolio/Penguin,, [2017]
ISBN: 9781591847625
Branch Call Number: 650.1 Acuff 2017
Characteristics: viii, 196 pages ; 22 cm


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May 08, 2018

This is my review from goodreads:

If you’ve ever set a goal for yourself without completing it, you will be pleasantly surprised that Jon Acuff has written the perfect book to address this issue. The bestselling author takes aim at our unfinished tasks with a healthy dose of humor along the way. He uses himself as an example without being self-deprecating.

I found the book easy to read due to the subject matter being so relevant. A series of questions at the end of each chapter gives pause for introspection. Allowing the reader to delve deeper into the hidden reason “why” a goal has not been attained. I would recommend this book to anyone who struggles to complete a task or goal in lif

Apr 13, 2018

Excellent resource for anyone needing help to complete their goals.

Nov 24, 2017

Fantastic book for those of us who suffer from procrastination fueled by perfectionism. Acuff writes like he's been inside my head...scary!


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Apr 13, 2018

Our minds will do anything to avoid the challenge of focusing on something. The second you hear the word “until” pop into your mouth, spit it out like Brussels sprouts that have been served without bacon. You can always tell how gross a vegetable is by how much bacon has to be added to it to do all the heavy lifting.


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