I’ve chosen Jon Acuff’s new book Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done for my November Book of the Month. Many people are great at setting goals and starting projects, but have a hard time finishing. According to studies, 92 percent of New Year’s resolutions fail. Jon Acuff observes that one of the obstacles to meeting your goals is not laziness, but perfectionism. We’re our own worst critics, and if it looks like we’re not going to do something right, we prefer not to do it at all. I featured Jon Acuff’s book Start as one of my Book of the Month books earlier this year. I like how this book completes the circle. So pick up this book and finish those goals you started earlier this year.
The strategies in this book are counterintuitive and might feel like cheating. But they’re based on studies conducted by a university researcher with hundreds of participants. You might not guess that having more fun, eliminating your secret rules, and choosing something to bomb intentionally works. But the data says otherwise. People who have fun are 43 percent more successful! Imagine if your diet, guitar playing, or small business was 43 percent more successful just by following a few simple principles.
If you’re tired of being a chronic starter and want to become a consistent finisher, you have two options: You can continue to beat yourself up, try harder and hope to finish your goals. Or you can give yourself the “gift of done” by reading this book and following it’s strategies. This is one book that you will want to finish once you start reading it.
Jon Acuff is the New York Times-bestselling author of Start, Quitter, and Do Over, among other books. He is a popular public speaker, blogger, Tweeter, and the creator of the “30 Days of Hustle” online challenge. He lives in Nashville, TN with his wife, Jenny, and their two daughters.
Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done can be purchased HERE.
If you missed my earlier post about Start. : Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work That Matters you can purchase it HERE.