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Day 90

Updated: Dec 15, 2019

5/27/19


7:54 AM


I just finished reading Chop Wood Carry Water, by Joshua Medcalf, this morning. It's 120 pages of excellence.


The subtitle of the book reads:


How to Fall in Love with the Process of Becoming Great


The content is pretty self explanatory.


The book ends with a warning letter to readers, reminding us that the aforementioned process is an arduous, never-ending undertaking; and that learning about the process is worthless without application.


In the last sentence of the letter, before signing off with Love, Medcalf urges readers to "Start becoming relentless in the pursuit of what sets your soul on fire."


That might be my favorite sentence in the whole book...and there are lots of good ones. The body of the book is marked up and underlined throughout after my first read. I predict many rereads as it is full of reminders to do the work, and it includes examples of what the work looks like.


What sets your soul on fire?


Pursuing that sounds like a pretty fulfilling experience.


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