A book that helped revolutionize my thinking back in about 2010 or 2011 is Quitter by Jon Acuff (he’s a speaker and author who’s on staff at Dave Ramsey’s organization). In this simple, practical, and profound book, Jon’s basic encouragement is to fall in “like” with a job you don’t love while you spend your spare time working on a plan to ultimately pursue your passion in life full-time.
How many of us postpone our dreams day after day for the “security” of a J.O.B. only to discover one day that we are downsized, rightsized, or at the very least, not actually following our calling?
If you’re interested in a resource that can help you hold-on to where you are and have a good attitude about it, while simultaneously encouraging you to come up with a workable plan to ultimately follow your passion, Quitter is awesome!
Have an awesome week being faithful where you currently are in life, but don’t be afraid to believe in a brighter future, too. Do enough dreaming followed by planning and action, and you could shortly be livin’ the dream! Me? I’m a professed quitter and proud of it. 🙂
Knock, knock – 2013 is just around the corner! Are you okay with the status quo for your life, or are you interested in amp-ing it up to the next level? I return to this resource from Darren Hardy over at Success magazine year after year. SETTING goals is a great exercise, but all of us need a SYSTEM for holding ourselves accountable for results over time. Accountability is where the POWER comes full-force.
What are YOUR most crucial goals for 2013 (physical, business, relational, and spiritual)? Go for it! Make 2013 your BEST year EVER!
Although I haven’t been a Zig devotee very long, I downloaded his latest book a few months ago and began to make my way slowly through the simple, but profound wisdom on each page. Since his memorial service is tomorrow (12/01/2012) in Plano, TX, I was just sitting here thinking about his amazing legacy!
In Born to Win, Mr. Ziglar talks about the “no pain no gain” aspect of exercising your brain and compared it to physical exercise. He outlines the importance of forcing yourself to think in ways that might be a bit uncomfortable. First, “…continually add new information that your brain can process.” “The second objective in brain exercise is processing all of the new information you gain and applying it to your life.”
Do you find benefit from exercising both your body and your mind? I definitely do!
Zig’s legacy definitely lives on and I’m thankful that his body of work is available to enrich lives for generations.