Just before How to Begin was published, a friend wrote to me.
Chris said he thought that this book was my most important yet. That’s pretty nice to hear.
And then he said: “Those exercises … they’re a little … daunting, aren’t they?”
He had a point
It’s true. The exercises are all simple enough on a first read through, but the invitation and the opportunity to go deeper and explore the edges of yourself and your ambition is definitely there.
After all, this work is about unlocking your greatness — “we unlock our greatness by working on the hard things” — so yes, the exercises are going to provoke and challenge you (as well as inspire and encourage).
And you might not want to do that work alone.