The book never states, assumes or pretends that work is more important than life. However, the book recognizes that work has value.
There are many wonderful quotes in the book and the purchase of the book is worth the quotes.
“Great work happens most consistently in the context of community;”
“The love of comfort is frequently the enemy of greatness;” and
“Everyone has to play the hand they are dealt.”
The purchase of the book is worth reading this truth, “You possess a one-of-a-kind combination of passions, skills, and experiences; there is something you bring to your work that no one else could.”
It’s worth reading because it encourages the reader to give her best now. Henry takes this charge seriously and exhorts the reader to do the same, “because if you don’t [act now], you’re robbing yourself, your peers, your family, your organization, and the world of a contribution that only you can make.”
That message is uplifting, and it comes with responsibility.
“Die Empty is a tool for people who aren’t willing to put off their most important work for another day;” But the audience that appreciates this book may be limited.