Hey, Hey, Friends! How in the world are y’all? I hope each of you has been able to take a second (or a few) to rest, breathe, and simply slow down and enjoy this string of fabulous weather!
This blog post is dedicated to a book I finished last week: How to Ruin Your Life by 30 by Steve Farrar.
No joke – this book is an easy read, and the content was so much more than I anticipated.
A few thoughts…
- First, let me just say that the cover of this book is a mix of creepy, accurate, and relatable, BUT, let’s overlook that to simply take on what the author calls “9 common everyday mistakes that ruin your life.” Truth be told, I read this book because I really wanted to know if I was ruining my life and practicing these 9 “mistakes” regularly (I mean, who wants to ruin their life, right?)
- This book is geared towards any 20 something preparing for, recovering from, or in the midst of something. Yes, everyone is always going through something in life, but this book provides wisdom surrounding various events and gave me a wake-up call.
- The invitation to rest was one of my favorite mentions in this book. For example, the author notes: “You probably dream of a day off, a day to do simply nothing, or a day to recover from your work. Rest feels elusive. The reason we’re often so hurried has less to do with our schedule and more to do with the state of our heart.” BOOM. The last sentence got me, as I often ignore my limits. Anyone else relate to this?
A few notable mistakes that are some of the best chapters (in my opinion) include:
○ Ignore God’s purpose for your life.
○ Refuse to take responsibility for your actions.
○ Neglect your gifts and strengths when choosing a vocation.
○ Stop learning.
○ Refuse daily wisdom.
Last thought: As I read the last two chapters of this book, I enjoyed the wake-up call and the reminder to always seek wisdom, never doubt the power of prayer, never stop learning, and discover more.
As Taylor and I have navigated through owning a new business, I truly am grateful to learn and fail with her.
The never-ending lessons, questions, and decisions to make are wild, but I know that to be the best friend and business partner, I also need to wake up, slow down, and never stop learning.
If you’re interested in learning how to ruin your life, I highly recommend this book! Easy read, humorous, and intentional in explaining the common every day “mistakes” we can make in life. If you have any book recommendations, let me know!
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