- Paperback: 302 pages
- Publisher: Beacon Publishing; 3 edition (July 17, 2015)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1942611404
- ISBN-13: 978-1942611400
- Product Dimensions: 5.4 x 0.9 x 8.3 inches
- Shipping Weight: 3.2 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 420 customer reviews
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #13,721 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Matthew Kelly, the charismatic minister, speaker and best-selling author from down under, wants you to live life out loud and on purpose. In this expanded version of The Rhythm of Life he syntheses Christian theology, cognitive psychology and storytelling to unpack the paradox of being happy. As Kelly explains, "We want to be happy. We know what makes us happy. But we don't do those things--because we are busy trying to be happy." So here's the gospel according to Kelly: Find a life-changing rhythm by choosing a central purpose and becoming "the best version of yourself." With examples draw from his own life and diverse cast of characters including Charlie Chaplin, Jude the apostle, piano man Billy Joel, the Magi, and Willy Wonka's chocolate factory, he maps the way to a meaningful life. Kelly makes thoughtful distinctions. He contrasts the difference between doing and having, the legitimate need for health and happiness with the illegitimate desire for expensive toys and the pursuit of minimalism vs. excellence. Then he gets specific, offering five questions about life's meaning, three instruments for anchoring your life and ten principles of excellence. At times, Kelly seems to be recycling his speeches and sermons or downplaying his religious stripes to seek a wider audience. And he lets cliches share the pages with memorable gems. But Kelly's gift is to convey the much-discussed ideas of personal accountability, mind management, and spirituality with passion and clarity. Barbara Mackoff --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
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Now 30, Kelly began his Catholic inspirational speaking at the age of 19. In this new edition of his self-published book, Australian-born, Cincinnati-based Kelly exhorts readers to rediscover what he calls the rhythm of life: "the perfect combination of rest, activity, and pace" that will enable each of us to become "the-best-version-of-ourselves." Some will be inspired by these sermonlike essays; others will feel Kelly recycles standard self-help messages, such as "everything is a choice" and "enjoy the journey." Much, for Kelly, rests in self-discipline and control. "If you can teach yourself, condition yourself, to desire those things that are good for you, there is nothing you cannot achieve or become." Like so many self-help authors, Kelly also promotes good sleeping, eating and exercise habits, and suggests a daily hour of prayer and using the "seventh day as a day of rest, reflection, and renewal." More idiosyncratically, he predicts that what he sees as our declining civilization will end in 60 years to be replaced by a vaguely defined superior one.
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Every day you make hundreds of decisions. Some of those decisions help you become the-best-version-of-yourself, and others don't. Life is a choice. Become a great decision maker and you will master the art of living. With each decision, simply ask: What will help me to become the-best-version-of-myself? Make this a constant part of your inner dialogue and you will become a fabulous decision maker--and live a life uncommon." ~ Matthew Kelly from The Rhythm of Life
The-best-version-of-yourself. That is what Matthew Kelly is committed to helping us become and that is what this book is all about--becoming the-best-version-of-ourselves as we align with the rhythms of life.
The result? Living every day with passion and purpose.
I heard about Matthew from Hal Elrod in his great book, The Miracle Morning: The Not-So-Obvious Secret Guaranteed to Transform Your Life (Before 8AM). Hal raved about Matthew and shared some extraordinary quotes so I picked up a couple of books. Very glad I did!
The book is packed with wisdom. My copy is, as you'd expect, all marked up. I'm excited to share some of my favorite Big Ideas!
1. Everything Is a Choice - Every.single.thing.
2. What Would You Do - If you knew you could not fail?
3. I'd Give My Whole Life - To be able to do that.
4. A Better Question - What is the *most* I can do?
5. Feeling Like It - Has nothing to do with it.
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Chock full of incredible lessons!
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