What Keeps You Up at Night, by the established author Pete Wilson, is a book written with the intent to encourage the person whose life is riddled by fear. Wilson wants to show you that the very thing you fearfully and obsessively think about until the wee hours of the night can be the thing that will become your greatest achievement. He pushes you to strive harder and farther than you’d dreamed possible by sharing uplifting success stories and simple deeds you can do today to get moving.
But what should have been a great and breezy read was a bit flat. In fact, my favorite portions of the book were when Wilson was quoting other writers. Which doesn’t speak highly of this book at all.
I will say that I think my low rating is in large part due to my fancy for the book Do Hard Things by Alex and Brett Harris. Once you read that book, you feel like anything is achievable and you are the person to achieve it. I believe it’s the ultimate “chase your dreams” work and everyone should read that.
Buuuuut, having said all of that, if you’re walking into this book without the phenomenal experience of Do Hard Things, you probably will enjoy it. I enjoyed the stories of success shared, the insights into some fail stories and how relaxed Wilson’s prose was.
All said and done, it wasn’t a bad read. 🙂
Disclaimer: I received a free copy of this book from Book Look Bloggers in exchange for an honest review.