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I’m not much of a reader, but every once in a while I will hear of a book that captures my attention and I’ll get it. When I heard that Jon Acuff was coming out with a book called “Finish” I was pretty sure I had to get it, and I’m so glad that I did.
Some background information is needed first. I’m a huge fan of Jon Acuff’s work. When I got a Twitter account I started following him, and he is my favorite person to follow on Twitter. His content is clean, and hilarious. Go check him out.
I remember reading Stuff Christians Like on my way to a mission’s trip in high school, and being totally entertained the entire plane ride, even though it was my second time reading the book. The book is HILARIOUS, and the audio book is even better. The basic premise is making fun of the weird mannerisms that Christians have and the “Christianese” that Christians talk in. Acuff is a Christian himself, so it’s all accurate and not offensive but just really really funny. I’m almost in shock every time I talk to a Christian and they haven’t read the book. If you haven’t, you have to click on this link and buy it on Amazon. You are missing out on life.
BUT, Finish is much different than Stuff Christians Like. Acuff changed gears completely and became a business writer instead of satire somewhere along the way, and has published multiple books. I cannot attest to the other books, but I got Finish when I saw Acuff promoting it on Twitter.
Finish is for the people who always start and never finish. In the book it states that 92% of people do not complete their New Years resolutions. What!?! The whole world is full of people who have high hopes and dreams and there are very few people out there who actually finish what they start.
There were times in the book when I felt like Acuff knew my life and was talking right at me. Like, “How did he know that I set goals that are too lofty so that I’ll never complete them?” or How does he realize that I will stop the day before done just because I guess I have a secret fear of being finished?”
That second one was a real kicker for me. In the book he talks about how people will quit the day before they are finished, because we have a fear of not being perfect, or some fear of being done. Like, what?!? Why do we do this?
Want to know the answer?
Read the book.
I cannot recommend this book enough. It will give you the kick in the pants that you need in order to succeed, with practical advice and proven obstacles and how to get around them.
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