What To Do When It’s Your Turn (And It’s Always Your Turn)

Title: What to do when it’s your turn (and it’s always your turn)

Recommendation: 8.3/10

Summary:

In 16 different languages, Seth Godin translates to bias to action.

I jest.

In all seriousness, this man is a powerhouse. With a 20+ year daily writing streak this book encompasses his philosophy for getting. stuff. done.

A huge bonus is the lack of fluff. It’s short & filled with practical, self-reflective questions, and insight to continue stepping up to the plate.

Highlights:

Until your work interacts with the market, it’s as if there is no work.

Being a grown-up has nothing to do with how old you are – it’s a choice. One that some people never get around to making.

It’s not about figuring out how to be comfortable enough to do the work. In fact, we’re capable of creating work that matters only if we’re willing to be uncomfortable while we do it.

The need to be recognized as the winner destroys your ability to take your turn. Taking your turn requires you to be willing not to win.

Issac Asimov got up and wrote until 12 every day. He published 400 books in his lifetime. His best work surprised him every time.

Either you’re the creator or the audience. Either taking your turn or waiting for it.

Are you working to connect the dots or merely collecting more dots?

Only one thing that separates successful students from unsuccessful ones.

The good ones show up and say “teach me.” I like that a lot because anyone can show up and say “teach me”.

The cost of being wrong is less than the cost of doing nothing.

Photo by Jacob Dyer on Unsplash.

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