You’d be forgiven for feeling a little misled.
Although the title of Jon Acuff’s latest self-help book is Finish: Give Yourself the Gift of Done, if it's about anything, the book is about Perfectionism.
I suspect the title was chosen because it dovetails nicely with another of his most popular books entitled Start, and, for sure, one of the topics the book covers is how Perfectionism derails us when it comes to finishing something important.
But Finish doesn’t, ahem, finish there when it comes to Perfectionism. Rather it throughly explores all the ways that Perfectionism stops us achieving the things that are important to us.
After reading Finish, I had the feeling that if I met Jon Acuff on a train, we’d spend a lot of time nodding and agreeing about all the ways we sabotage ourselves when it comes to our dreams:
Sound Strategies for Overcoming Perfectionism
Jon has peppered the book with great strategies for overcoming Perfectionism in all its forms - taken from his own experience, and the insight he gained from running his 30 Days of Hustle and 90 Days of Business Hustle courses.
(As well as being a New York Times Bestselling author of six books, Jon is also a a renowned keynote speaker with a track record in marketing for some really big players - so there’s no doubt he’s had the opportunity to walk his talk.)
Finish rolls a long at a nice clip that keeps you turning the pages. It’s easy to read, funny, yet has some really insightful stuff to say that’s sure to resonate.
So if you’ve got even a mild streak of perfectionism, keep leaving your projects incomplete in the drawer, or just plain have a hard time finishing stuff, then this book is for you.
"…developing tolerance for imperfection is the key factor in turning chronic starters into consistent finishers."
How do YOU allow perfectionism to derail your dreams?
Bet you I've done the same thing at some point!
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