Book Review: Quitter by Jon Acuff

I recently finished Quitter: Closing the Gap Between Your Day Job & Your Dream Jobby Jon Acuff, and if you couldn’t tell from my last post, I enjoyed it.  Since it was a library book, I couldn’t mark it up, so I kept a post-it note nearby to jot down notes.  Here were a few of the tidbits I gleaned from Mr. Acuff:

  • Leonardo Da Vinci was a party planner between Madonnas.
  • Discipline begets discipline, and vice versa.
  • Go to futureme.org to write a letter to your future self, and have it delivered in the future.
  • Do more of the things you love, and less of the things you like.
  • People with jobs tend to have more creative freedom than people without.
  • Passion–>Practice–>Plan
  • Creativity is a wild mind with a disciplined eye.
  • 90% perfect and shared with the world always changes more lives than 100% perfect and stuck in your head.
  • Quantity leads to quality.
  • Tony Robbins: Your greatest resources is resourcefulness.
  • Competition is a great motivator, but a horrible measurement.

If you like what you see here, go read the book.  I highly recommend it!

What good books have you read recently?

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4 Responses to “Book Review: Quitter by Jon Acuff”

  1. harmony says:

    I actually downloaded this as an audiobook for free recently through paste.com. I haven’t had a chance to listen to it yet but I like the bits that you took from it. It sounds like a good read!

  2. Leanne says:

    I finished Start a few months ago too and LOVED it. I think it’s one that I’ll be able to read once a year or so. It took a little while for the unrest to sit in, but I’m feeling it now. While I was reading it, I started waking up an hour early to walk a few miles before work. I’m still doing that, but now I’m wondering what else God has stirring in me. It’s an absolutely incredible book – I agree!

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