BOOK REVIEW - Gaceful by Seth Godin

BOOK REVIEW: Graceful by Seth Godin

Every day, we get a chance to give others the benefit of the doubt. Every day, we get the opportunity to give others our support our confidence and our trust. And yet most days, we hesitate.

This is a little book of 30 ideas which push us, prompt us, and dare us to move beyond our training to conform and comply — and reach for something Seth Godin calls ‘graceful’. Graceful is the place in all of us where our art lies — where we are willing to stand out, willing to fail if we must, and willing to strip away the protective layer that always prevents us from doing something amazing.

Art is a human act, something that’s done with the right sort of intent. Art is when we do work that matters, in a creative way, in a way that touches them and changes them for the better.

You could read this book in less than an hour, maybe in 30 minutes with the right intention. Then you could spend the rest of your life reading it day-by-day. But your life won’t change until you meet Seth Godin’s challenge to ‘Go. Make something happen.’

This book get’s 5 stars from me for being thought provoking, short, and true.

How much proof will be enough?

How many successful entrepreneurs and artists and organisers and leaders do you need to learn about in order to be totally reassured?

There will never be enough proof, there will never be enough reassurance. There never is.

The only way to know is to do it.

BOOK REVIEW - Gaceful by Seth Godin

 

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Written by Melinda J. Irvine

Melinda J. Irvine is a professional writer, small business owner, and daily blogger — helping real people like you find their voice and share their burning message with the world (and their employees). In her spare time, Mel is busy building (and writing) a free online learning centre for the marginalised kids of Estancia, Philippines.

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