Since it’s the beginning of a new year, I can’t think of a better time to talk about The Art Of Getting Started by Lee Crutchley. The main point of this book is to teach you to jump into tasks and not be afraid of failure.
The book is like a workbook. It has tasks on every page, and some of them can be a little strange. As you go through the book you are reminded that there is no “wrong way” to start and there are no “mistakes”. Though most of the book is activities, there are pages throughout the book that talk about the reasons why we procrastinate and sometimes never start certain tasks. The book really helps put you into a productive mind frame and can give you the extra push you may need to get started.
I really enjoyed this book. Not only were the tasks enjoyable, I also felt that it has made me more focused on starting and less focused on what may happen if I fail or make a mistake. I’m still working through the book, but I suggest at least checking the book out. Who knows? Maybe you’ll be ready to get started too.