Wednesday, July 29, 2009

The Dip

A lot of commentary regarding Seth Godin's book "The Dip" regards it as just a business book. Some people criticized it for stating the obvious. For those of you that never have any problems, great, for me, this book has been amazing.

I keep a small number of books always at hand to help me in my daily efforts. Most books I read and the content sticks with me pretty well and I review it later if I need to, but this small library I read from everyday to help me improve myself. Previously it had only two books: Stephen Covey's "7 Habits of Highly Effective People" and James Allen's "As a Man Thinketh". These books have been my guiding lights to overcome laziness and fear. Seth Godin's "The Dip" is getting added to that short list.

Imagine a book that really connected with you, communicated to your inner-self why life is so hard and what to do about it, and inspired you to acheive great things. The Dip is that book for me. I have followed Seth's blog for some time and he consistently inspires me to keep my eye on the difficult path to personal development. He encourages me to do the hard things and live life to it's fullest.

I would agree that the book actually discusses points that are pretty obvious on the surface, but I bet that anyone who dismisses it as merely that, is an armchair general or a backseat driver. This book is a call to action and I appreciate it.

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