Resisting Happiness: A True Story about Why We Sabotage Ourselves, Feel Overwhelmed, Set Aside Our Dreams, and Lack the Courage to Simply Be Ourselves... and How to Start Choosing Happiness Again!

Resisting Happiness: A True Story about Why We Sabotage Ourselves, Feel Overwhelmed, Set Aside Our Dreams, and Lack the Courage to Simply Be Ourselves... and How to Start Choosing Happiness Again!

by Matthew Kelly

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Overview

A true story about why we sabotage ourselves, feel overwhelmed, set aside our dreams, and lack the courage to simply be ourselves... and how to start choosing happiness again!



Are you happy? It may be the wrong question. Most of us think we are relatively happy, while at the same time knowing that we could be happier— maybe even a lot happier. Ordinary people and the finest philosophers have been exploring the question of happiness for thousands of years, and theories abound. But this is not a book of theory. Resisting Happiness is a deeply personal, disarmingly transparent look at why we sabotage our own happiness and what to do about it.



Are you overwhelmed? Do you procrastinate? Do you sometimes feel like you are your own worst enemy? Are you ignoring your dreams? Have you lost the courage to truly be yourself? Do you feel that your life lacks meaning and purpose? Do you find yourself avoiding the real issues in your life and focusing on the superficial?



We all experience these feelings and doubts from time to time. But do you know what to do when you experience them? In this fascinating book, Matthew Kelly, uses his signature combination of the profound and the practical, to help us understand why we feel these things and how to rise above them.


Breaking through resistance, Kelly tells us, is essential to becoming the-best-version-of-ourselves and living with passion and purpose.



What is resistance? It's that sluggish feeling of not wanting to do something that you know is good for you. It's the inclination to do something that you unabashedly know is not good for you. It's the desire and tendency to delay something you should be doing right now.



It is resistance that stands between you and happiness. In these pages you will learn not only what it is, but how to recognize and conquer it in your own life.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942611912
Publisher: Blue Sparrow
Publication date: 08/15/2016
Series: NA
Pages: 192
Sales rank: 199,383
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

Table of Contents

1 Resistance 1

2 Your Quest for Happiness 7

3 Making Sense of Everything 13

4 Resisting God 19

5 Life Is Messy 23

6 Something Is Missing 35

7 The Big Question 39

8 Four Words 45

9 Are You Spiritually Healthy? 53

10 Get Busy Living 61

11 Ordinary Things 67

12 Living Soulfully 71

13 Hour by Hour 77

14 Interesting People 85

15 Falling in Love 91

16 No Visitors 99

17 An Unconventional Education 107

18 Tuesday Nights 115

19 Bored? 121

20 Learning to Listen 125

21 The Power of Habits 135

22 How Many Sundays Left? 141

23 Attempted Murder 143

24 Hungry 147

25 Breaking the Cycle 153

26 You Cannot Succeed at Anything Without… 159

27 The Secret to Excellence 165

28 The Light Is On 169

29 Are You a Pilgrim or a Tourist? 179

30 The First Intervention 185

31 A Weekend Away 191

32 Let Your Light Shine 197

33 Made for Mission 201

34 When God Looks at a Résumé 211

35 Don't Let the Critics Win 217

36 Blessed and Grateful 223

37 Never Get Discouraged 227

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