Not Your Forever

“In those moments, you will want to give up. You will look at that first attempt and feel it’s representative of how every attempt in the future is going to go. It’s not. It’s your first or your second or your third, but it’s not your forever.”

— Jon Acuff


Handle the Fear—Embrace the Dream

Part of our fear is that we think we have to do everything all at once.

We’re afraid of the size of the dream or the magnitude of the mission.

We think we have to accomplish everything in one sitting.

The enormity of that expectation paralyzes us.

I can’t write an entire book in one afternoon.

But I can do just about anything for 60 minutes.

That’s not too scary.

I can handle that.”

— Jon Acuff


Quick book-signing trick


[found on; by Jon Acuff]

“Pssst Writers! Quick book signing trick.

If you’re an author, and lots of you are, you are going to sign books. Here’s a trick my friend Robert D. Smith taught me.

Always sign in blue sharpie, not black. Why? Well, the publisher can publish in black. Sometimes books are printed with a signature. If you sign in blue though, readers know with completely certainty that you actually signed it. It’s a small thing, but small things can be awesome.

Go blue!”

[found on]