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Don’t Wait For Change

I’m reading ReWork by Jason Fried and David Heinemeier this morning and I like it. It’s already made me mad which is sometimes a good quality for a book to have. Better than only reading books that just happen to agree with everything you agree with.

Anyway, I wanted to drop this quote on you guys because it was what I needed to read this morning. Maybe you need to read it too?

“This is your life’s work. Do you want to build just another Me-Too product or do you want to shake things up? What you do is your legacy. Don’t sit around and wait for someone else to make the change you want to see.”

Notice how he didn’t say “What you think about all day is your legacy.” or “Your dreams are your legacy.”? No, what you do is your legacy. Don’t just keep making the same things. Don’t wait for change. Not to go all Gandhi on you but you can be that change. You can be the one to make the change you want to see. You don’t need permission. Give up the “Me-Too” projects and products. This is your life’s work we’re talking about here! Make something only you can make.
gandhi, be the change you want to see in the world, rework.

I needed to read that this morning.  Did you?

Happy Tuesday!

Chris

P.S. I want to know what you guys are reading or what you want to read this year. Leave a comment and let’s talk about the books you’ve liked this year so far and one’s your excited about.

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  • Amy - I loved that book! I need to re-read it. I’m currently readying “I Will Teach You to Be Rich” and “Make it Happen”….I have such a huge reading list this year. Keep sharing what you’re reading!ReplyCancel

    • Chris Creed - Nice! Thanks Amy! We’re working through the Make It Happen book too! Thanks for sharing!ReplyCancel

  • Chris Scott - I’ve been digging into a lot of marketing and UX books lately- Badass: Making Users Awesome (fantastic), Email Marketing that Doesn’t Suck and Launch are the most recent. Made to Stick is up next, I think.ReplyCancel

    • Chris Creed - Man, I have those on the list as well. Hadn’t heard of Badass yet though haha! Sounds like something I’d like 🙂ReplyCancel

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