# Don't settle for Mediocre

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- | In the race to reach 97 axioms, something that is more difficult than Editors first imagine, you may be tempted to accept axioms that are OK, but not great. Don't do it. Every axiom has to say something important and has to be well written. Imagine that a person goes to the book store and opens up your 97 things book to a random page. Put the axiom you are reviewing on that page and ask yourself, "If this axiom was my first impression of the book would I be impressed enough to buy the book?". Surprisingly a lot of axioms don't pass that test. Really good and insightful axioms that are well written are hard to find and that's what makes these books so important and will ensure that they are success. | + | In the race to reach 97 axioms, something that is more difficult than Editors first imagine, you may be tempted to accept axioms that are OK, but not great. Don't do it. Every axiom has to say something important and has to be well written. Imagine that a person goes to the book store and opens up your 97 things book to a random page. Put the axiom you are reviewing on that page and ask yourself, "If this axiom was my first impression of the book would I be impressed enough to buy the book?". Surprisingly a lot of axioms don't pass that test. Really good and insightful axioms that are well written are hard to find and that's what makes these books so important and will ensure that they are a success. |

''feel free to edit this axiom as you please'' | ''feel free to edit this axiom as you please'' |

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In the race to reach 97 axioms, something that is more difficult than Editors first imagine, you may be tempted to accept axioms that are OK, but not great. Don't do it. Every axiom has to say something important and has to be well written. Imagine that a person goes to the book store and opens up your 97 things book to a random page. Put the axiom you are reviewing on that page and ask yourself, "If this axiom was my first impression of the book would I be impressed enough to buy the book?". Surprisingly a lot of axioms don't pass that test. Really good and insightful axioms that are well written are hard to find and that's what makes these books so important and will ensure that they are a success.

*feel free to edit this axiom as you please*