Jon Acuff jumps into what I would call the next book in his trilogy on how to go from “just another day” to something “great.” As with all books of his, I went the route of an audio book which gives additional annotations as well as his own unique tone I have come to attribute with him. If you like Jon’s humor, you get more of that here. But that doesn’t mean the content is only 6 inches deep and worthless.
For Jon, a Do Over is not a failure, but an opportunity for something great. For me, it’s a time to shine within your calling to own what God made you for and that you are only beginning to realize.
It’s as if Jon watched my life to this point, took notes of what I should be doing, and then wrote a compelling book. I started as a nerd introvert with a facination with computers. Now I’m blogging about tech, but finding a calling out of youth ministry into counseling. Do Over after Do Over.
There were three things that popped out for me:
- The chapter on generosity sings the song of my heart so strongly that I went through it twice. He put to words what I see and know to be true with a dedicated, Christian work ethic.
- I have always had pushback to the word “hustle.” It has a connotation of scamming someone or doing something on the side that takes away from family, selfcare, and relationships with friends and God. I don’t like hustle, but what Jon shared is good ol’ fashion hard work. I still won’t use the word, but now I can start to connect with others.
- How to start a Do Over right was the best. He identifies skills, not unattainable skills either. Instead, I went through the chapters and was ready to go. I like theories, but love practicality, and that’s what this book is.
It really doesn’t matter if you want to change jobs, do your job better, or simply cut back and do less, but get more out of your what you do.