In Start: Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average, Do Work that Matters, Jon Acuff, formerly employed by Dave Ramsey and the creator of Stuff Christians Like, states that the only line people can control in life is the starting line. This book aims to inspire readers to quit just dreaming their dreams and begin making their dreams happen. It is a great read for entrepreneurs, artists, or just people who have let fear dominate too much of their lives.
Acuff summarizes the deceptive way fear works with tidbits like, “Fear will tell you ‘you’re too young, you don’t have enough experience.’ And then one day that same voice says, ‘you are too old.’” He urges that the F-word (FEAR) dominates our marriages, our relationships, and the work we do and how we do it. And then he gives methods to overcome this fear . . . the biggest of these being the book’s namesake—START.
This is the perfect December read as it will prepare one for a January Dream Launch. It will give fodder for resolutions fear has had you put off for decades. It is light and easy to read, and it just might inspire you to do that thing you’ve always wanted to do but have been too afraid to start.
“Start” is available in the Resource Center. If checked out, contact Matt and he can lend you a copy.