Monday, April 1, 2013

"The Power of Starting Something Stupid: How to crush fear, make dreams happen, and live without regret" by Richie Norton

This is a different kind of book for me to read.  I usually stick to fiction, and I just started into biographies, but a "self-help" or "business" book is really not what I usually dip into.  But I found out about it through Natalie Norton, whose name is on the cover.  I went to high school and church with Natalie, and through Facebook I heard all about her husband's writing.  My monthly budget has a zero balance for books, so I did what I usually do when I encounter a title I must read:  I drive down to (or sometimes call) my small-town library and submit a purchase request.  I was ecstatic when I got my email last week saying this title was available behind the desk for me to check out.

What Norton suggests in "Stupid" is applicable to anyone.  If you have a business idea, this is for you.  If you have an idea to improve your community, this is for you.  If you have personal goals you want to achieve, this is for you.  No one is happy living stagnantly.  You need motion, you need to START.  Norton's personal voice encourages the reader to believe in breaking out of their shell and discovering the power within to do great things.  Because of a dream.

Inspired.  That's what this book is and it's how it made me feel.  I have a dream, a goal, just like everyone else.  But this special book helped me give myself permission to believe in it and believe I can achieve it.  My dreams are unique and not quite like anyone else's dreams.  My dreams are valid and I won't live to regret not acting on them.

1 comment:

  1. Hello! I'm visiting you over here tonight and seeing what your latest reads are :-) And just because of early goings on, let's just say that the end of your post had me singing "I've Got a Dream", although I'm sure it's a wonderful non-cheesy book. I wish my library here was as good as Kuna's in getting purchase requests in! And more so, I wish there was a way for them to notify me when it's in. I did a request for something and then, because evidently I wasn't the only one who requested it, by the time I realized it had been purchased, I was on the hold list forever. Oh well. I guess everywhere can't be Kuna, right?