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    Let me just admit before we begin that I’m a big Jon Acuff fan  (for those of you who said, “Jon who?” check out his website).  And just in case you haven’t been a reader of Acuff’s blogs, they’re pretty great.

    He has two blogs on his site.  The first is centered around pursuing your dreams today with hustle.  His second one contains some hilarious satire of American Christianity.  His site, Stuff Christians Like, has some classics like the Jesus Juke and the guide to your metrosexual worship pastor.

    Fortunately for me, I have had the unique privilege to get a glimpse of Jon Acuff’s newest book Start.  This is a book about pursuing your dreams and moving towards what really drives you- that passion and talent that makes you feel alive.  I’m very excited to start reading this book and let me tell you why.

    I’ve heard Acuff deliver a line about the “I’m, but” generation.  

    Have you ever heard that phrase?  

    It’s where people say, “I’m a ______, but I really want to be _______.”  How discouraging is that?  Perhaps you’ve said it or heard it being said.

    For me, I don’t want to be caught in that trap.  I don’t want to hit age 100 and think how I really wanted to author several books.  I don’t want to hit the end of my life and look back to see nothing.  For me, I’m a writer, so I’m going to pursue that dream today, not tomorrow or next month.

    I’ve heard it said that the best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago.

    But do you know when’s the next best time to plant a tree?  Today.

    My encouragement to you is start on your dream today.  Please, don’t wait.  A year from now, you’ll be glad you started today.  Whether it is training for a marathon, starting piano lessons, writing a novel, or starting your business, do it today.

    Start by Jon Acuff

    So if you want to “Punch Fear in the Face, Escape Average and Do Work that Matters” (as the front cover will suggest), then I recommend you go over and preorder the book at Amazon.  You’ll get a some free stuff too!  So start down the path of awesome, I know you can do great things with some hustle.  Let’s live better stories starting today.

    What’s your dream? Have you started?