I just finished Jon Acuff’s book entitled Quitter. It was a quick read that I found to be very encouraging and challenging.
The main theme for this book is the pursuit and accomplishment of your dream. Jon uses his pursuit of becoming a writer/speaker as the foundation for this book. He is open and honest about the struggles he has and still is encountering on his journey.
It is completely natural for a person to want his/her dream to become a reality right now. Our microwave society feeds this natural resistance against patience. Jon is no different, he noted in his book his tendency to want things to speed up (I paraphrased here). With the wisdom of time in place, he was able to note how he needed to write a certain number of blogs before he could write an entire book. He learned to have a greater appreciation for the path to his dream.
He discusses the balance between current jobs and dream jobs. A person may so consumed by his/her dream that current jobs can be viewed as a deterrent to the accomplishment of the lofty dream. Jon brings a great awareness of how current jobs are really an ally to dream jobs. In fact, current jobs can be great training grounds for a person’s ultimate dream job.
Jon advocates hustling as a means of reaching a person’s dream. There are no magic lamps handed out at the genie store to rub and with a puff of smoke dreams are reality. Hard work is crucial to the success of any and all dreams.
I highly recommend this book to anyone who is in pursuit of his/her dream.