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It's Great to Suck at Something: The Exceptional Benefits of Being Unexceptional

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Discover how the freedom of sucking at something can help you build resilience, embrace imperfection, and find joy in the pursuit rather than the goal.

What if the secret to resilience and joy is the one thing we’ve been taught to avoid?

When was the last time you tried something new? Something that won’t make you more productive, make you more money, or check anything off y
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Hardcover, 256 pages
Published May 7th 2019 by Atria Books
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Janelle
Feb 03, 2019 rated it liked it
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When was the last time you tried something new? Something that won’t make you more productive, make you more money, or check anything off your to-do list? Something you’re really, really bad at, but that brought you joy?


The title of Karen Rinaldi’s book resonates with me, someone who has made conscious efforts to cultivate being a beginner on a regular basis. I was that kid Carol Dweck warns of when she talks about children who are praised for accomplishment who become fearful of taking risks. I
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Susannah
May 09, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Such a wise, funny, inspiring read
Tessa Klingensmith
May 21, 2019 rated it it was ok
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Loved the concept. Sucking at something is practicing vulnerability which is necessary for growth. She has a beautiful story. Wasn't expecting the entire book to be a personal surfing lesson.
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