I recently finished 52 Cups of Coffee by Megan Gebhart. The book is a recount of the passion project she completed during her senior year in college. Her project’s premise was simple – for each week of her senior year, she had a cup of coffee with an individual and wrote about what she learned in the process.
Below are some of my key takeaways from the book:
- Make a plan and follow it, but when something fell out of place or you recognize a new opportunity, make a change.
- So many times we miss great things because we are afraid of the opportunity, afraid to try something new, afraid to fail, afraid of the work it will take and the sacrifice required. Sometimes we’re even afraid of succeeding – opportunity knocks, but we don’t always answer the door.
Discover what you are willing to sacrifice when you’re young and have fewer responsibilities.
- Look at the positive and focus on doing your best in difficult situations.
- The job you get is important, but it’s what you do once you get there that truly matters.
Become good at things you don’t like doing. Remember the importance of becoming good at things you don’t like doing, because someday you might need those skills.
- Look at the potential scenarios of a project that can happen and do you best to prepare
- Don’t use your limitations as an excuse.
*Book image from Amazon.