Finish

Finish

Give Yourself the Gift of Done

Book - 2017
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The sneakiest obstacle to meeting your goals is not laziness, but perfectionism. We're our own worst critics, and if it looks like we're not going to do something right, we prefer not to do it at all. That's why we're most likely to quit on day two, "the day after perfect"--when our results almost always underper­form our aspirations. The strategies in this book are counterintuitive and might feel like cheating. But they're based on studies conducted by a university researcher with hundreds of participants. You might not guess that having more fun, eliminating your secret rules, and choosing something to bomb intentionally works. But the data says otherwise.
Publisher: [New York] : Portfolio/Penguin, [2017]
Copyright Date: ©2017
ISBN: 9781591847625
1591847621
Branch Call Number: 650.1 ACUFF
Characteristics: viii, 196 pages ; 22 cm

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Harrison_99
Apr 10, 2019

Excellent resource for anyone needing help to complete their goals.

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mitchelclay Feb 15, 2018
Jon Acuff does it again.

And what does he do exactly?

He kicks you in the pants with motivation and humor.

"Finish" was laced with light-hearted jokes and asides all the while giving you actionable and fact checked advice. Although, lots of the tips that he shares found within this book will feel like cheating or "duh" statements. But, self admittedly, that is his purpose. The point of the book should be obvious by its title - to get you to finish what you've started. But how he goes about that is the truly interesting part. He says (and gives stats and testimonials to prove it) the main enemy of finishing is perfection. And in my own life, this rings absolutely true.

So, what am I walking away with? A reinvigorated "can do" attitude, armed with sound ideas to push it forward. It's time to finish

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Annely714 Nov 24, 2017
Fantastic book for those of us who suffer from procrastination fueled by perfectionism. Acuff writes like he's been inside my head...scary!

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I'm well acquainted with the well-intentioned New Year's Resolution that fizzles by March (or the second week of January), which is why I checked out this book. This author does a fine job suggesting concrete ways that you can make goals more achievable, namely choosing better benchmarks, deciding carefully how to spend your time, and making it fun. But he also spends SO MUCH TIME being funny (and don't get me wrong, I enjoy funny) that I was absolutely weary of his stand-up routine by the end of the second chapter. My recommendation: skim it for the message and you'll be finished reading in no time.

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LVCCLD_YG
May 08, 2018

This is my review from goodreads:

If you’ve ever set a goal for yourself without completing it, you will be pleasantly surprised that Jon Acuff has written the perfect book to address this issue. The bestselling author takes aim at our unfinished tasks with a healthy dose of humor along the way. He uses himself as an example without being self-deprecating.

I found the book easy to read due to the subject matter being so relevant. A series of questions at the end of each chapter gives pause for introspection. Allowing the reader to delve deeper into the hidden reason “why” a goal has not been attained. I would recommend this book to anyone who struggles to complete a task or goal in lif

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mitchelclay
Feb 15, 2018

Jon Acuff does it again.

And what does he do exactly?

He kicks you in the pants with motivation and humor.

"Finish" was laced with light-hearted jokes and asides all the while giving you actionable and fact checked advice. Although, lots of the tips that he shares found within this book will feel like cheating or "duh" statements. But, self admittedly, that is his purpose. The point of the book should be obvious by its title - to get you to finish what you've started. But how he goes about that is the truly interesting part. He says (and gives stats and testimonials to prove it) the main enemy of finishing is perfection. And in my own life, this rings absolutely true.

So, what am I walking away with? A reinvigorated "can do" attitude, armed with sound ideas to push it forward. It's time to finish

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Annely714
Nov 24, 2017

Fantastic book for those of us who suffer from procrastination fueled by perfectionism. Acuff writes like he's been inside my head...scary!

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