I have been reading V is for Vulnerable by Seth Godin. It’s an ABC for grown-ups, with quotes by Seth Godin and beautiful and funny illustrations by Hugh MacLeod.
You probably already know how much I enjoy reading Seth Godin’t w0rk, from my blog post about why his blog is still my favorite blog, and this book is just as brilliant as his blog and his other books, but it’s different.
To me, V is for vulnerable is a very important book. In some way it reminds me of Steven Pressfield’s Turning Pro and The War of Art, because it’s a book about doing what you love, and how to live life outside the comfort zone.
The book is at the same time, the easiest book I have ever read, and one of the hardest books I have read. The thing is, it doesn’t have that many words, it’s more or less just a few sentences for each letter with illustrations. But, I keep reading the words again and again, because what Seth Godin has done, is to turn something very complex into art.
No feels safe, while yes is dangerous indeed. Yes to possibility and yes to risk and yes to looking someone in the eye and telling her the truth.
For the past three weeks, V is for vulnerable is the book I have been reading every morning before I start my work. It’s a book that keeps me inspired, and it’s a book that makes me smile.