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Finish : give yourself the gift of done

Author: Jonathan Acuff
Publisher: New York, New York : Portfolio/Penguin, [2018] ©2018
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Year after year, readers pulled me aside at events and said, "I've never had a problem starting. I've started a million things, but I never finish them. Why can't I finish? According to studies, 92 percent of New Year's reso-lutions fail. You've practically got a better shot at getting into Juilliard to become a ballerina than you do at finishing your goals. For years, I thought my problem was that I didn't try  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Self-help publications
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Acuff, Jonathan.
Finish.
New York : Portfolio, 2017
(DLC) 2017045710
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jonathan Acuff
ISBN: 9781591847625 1591847621 9780525533313 0525533311 9780525537311 0525537317
OCLC Number: 971914433
Description: vii, 196 pages ; 22 cm
Contents: Introduction: The Wrong Ghost --
The Day After Perfect --
Cut Your Goal in Half --
Choose What to Bomb --
Make It Fun if You Want It Done --
Leave Your Hiding Places and Ignore Noble Obstacles --
Get Rid of Your Secret Rules --
Use Data to Celebrate Your Imperfect Progress --
The Day Before Done.
Responsibility: Jon Acuff

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"Year after year, readers pulled me aside at events and said, "I've never had a problem starting. I've started a million things, but I never finish them. Why can't I finish? According to studies, 92 percent of New Year's reso-lutions fail. You've practically got a better shot at getting into Juilliard to become a ballerina than you do at finishing your goals. For years, I thought my problem was that I didn't try hard enough. So I started getting up earlier. I drank enough energy drinks to kill a horse. I hired a life coach and ate more superfoods. Nothing worked, although I did develop a pretty nice eyelid tremor from all the caffeine. It was like my eye was waving at you, very, very quickly. Then, while leading a thirty-day online course to help people work on their goals, I learned something surprising: The most effective exercises were not those that pushed people to work harder. The ones that got people to the finish line did just the opposite-- they took the pressure off. Why? Because 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. People who have fun are 43 percent more successful! Imagine if your diet, guitar playing, or small business was 43 percent more successful just by following a few simple principles. If you're tired of being a chronic starter and want to become a consistent finisher, you have two options: You can continue to beat yourself up and try harder, since this time that will work. Or you can give yourself the gift of done"--

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