In the author’s own words, Dare to Do Nothing is a tongue-in-cheek look at the importance of not trying too hard in life. This book’s title can be misleading if taken literally. It is a book about the art of focusing on what is essential, mastering skills that help us find simpler ways of achieving the state of bliss without having to beat ourselves up or exert so much effort. In a world where achievement is overrated and where busyness seems to outshine effectiveness, this book delivers a powerful reminder and a message that will shake readers to the core, waking them up to the startling reality that we are here to live, to embrace the moment. It will remind readers that: “We only go around once, so what we should focus on is living in the present and having a great time.” This is a book that explains —in a stunning manner —how “workaholism” kills and shows readers how to live fully doing nothing.
What is most important in this new concept of doing nothing is the word “nothing” and as readers begin to get a grasp of it they will understand what they need to take full control of their lives, reach optimal potential, and experience deeper levels of inner freedom without feeling burned out in the process. I needed this book and I believe that anyone will find wisdom in reading it. It woke me up in ways I couldn’t imagine. Amy Minty has a powerful message and she communicates it with unusual intelligence and humor, writing is prose that is elegant, filling the pages with real-life examples and scenarios, and expertly weaving lessons from her own unique experience into the writing. She writes about the art of doing nothing at work, explores the decision-making process, shares compelling thoughts on optimal career choices and what these choices would be if the future was now, examines the hazards of doing too much in life, appreciates the benefits of vacationing, offers surprising ways to avoid doing things, and a lot more. Dare to Do Nothing is a revolutionary work that will change the way we approach anything in life; it is one of those books that will help readers find balance in life, make the right choices when it comes to getting busy, and discover the liberating power of “doing nothing.” It is one of those rare books to read and pass on.