Seth Godin’s Poke the Box makes you want to shake off inertia and do something, to contribute whether you succeed or fail. To try.
If you’re full of ideas but need a nudge to get started or to overcome a fear of failure, then this book is for you.
Thought-provoking quotes include:
“Change is powerful, but change always comes with failure as its partner. ‘This might not work’ isn’t merely something to be tolerated; it’s something you should seek out.”
“Reject the tyranny of picked. Pick yourself.”
“The challenge is to focus on the work, not on the fear that comes from doing the work.”
“I believe that if you’ve got the platform and the ability to make a difference then this goes beyond ‘should’ and reaches the level of ‘must.’ You must make a difference or you squander the opportunity. Wasting the opportunity both degrades your own ability to contribute, and, more urgently, takes something away from the rest of us.”
“Intellectual integrity goes beyond being clever—it requires that you put your ideas into the world.”
Have you read Poke the Box? (<—Amazon affiliate link)
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