The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose

The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose

by Matthew Kelly
The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose

The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose

by Matthew Kelly

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NEW YORK TIMES BEST SELLER

USA TODAY BEST SELLER

THE WALL STREET JOURNAL BEST SELLER



Do You ever feel that if you weren’t so busy you would be happier, healthier, more effective, more fulfilled… and maybe even a better person?




Once every twenty-five years or so, a book comes along that perfectly identifies our common search and struggle for happiness, and teaches us how to find lasting fulfillment in a changing world. This is that book. Not since M. Scott Peck Published The Road Less Traveled have we experienced a voice as refreshing and authentic as Matthew Kelly’s.



In The Rhythm of Life, Matthew Kelly exposes the lifestyle challenges and problems that face us in this age obsessed with noise, speed, and perpetual activity. Kelly's message rings out with a truth that is challenging and unmistakably attractive Who you become is infinitely more important than what you do, or what you have. Are you ready to meet the-best-version-of-yourself?



The Rhythm of Life will help you to bring into focus who you are and why you are here. Through this book Matthew Kelly will help you discover your legitimate needs, deepest desires, and unique talents. He will introduce you to be the-best-version-of-yourself and lead you to a life filled with passion and purpose.



Kelly has a way of thinking and writing that cuts through the stifling clutter of our everyday lives and delivers a clarity that is both refreshing and liberating.



The Rhythm of Lifeis a brilliant and clear-eyed rejection of the chaotic lifestyle that has captured the world, written with common sense, humor, and extraordinary insight. This book is destined to change lives!



Here are just a few of the timeless creeds that Matthew Kelly presents in The Rhythm of Life…



The Meaning of Life: the-best-version-of-yourself.



"You were born to become the-best-version-of-yourself. This is your essential purpose. Embrace this one solitary truth and it will change your life more than anything you have ever learned. In every situation, as yourself, “Which of the option before me will help me become the best-version-of-myself?’”



About Choices…



“Everything is a choice. This is life’s greatest truth and its hardest lesson. It is a great truth because it reminds us of our power. Not power over others, but the power to be ourselves and to live the life we have imagined. It is a hard lesson because it causes us to realize that we have chosen the life we are living right now.”



About Courage…



“The measure of your life will be the measure of your courage. Courage animates us, brings us to life, and makes everything else possible. Fear stops more people from doing something with their lives than lack of ability, contacts, resources, or any other single variable. Fear paralyzes the human spirit. Life takes courage.”



About Energy…



“Energy is our most valuable resources, not time. The rhythm of life is a way of life that brings our legitimate needs, our deepest desires, and our unique talents into harmony with each other. The result: passion, purpose, and energy.”



“I loved this book! It provides significant insights into living a happier, healthier, more rewarding life!


Dr. Stephen R. Covey, author of The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People



“Matthew Kelly’s The Rhythm of Life is a treasure for all of those who dare to believe that there is a best-version-of-themselves… miss it at your peril!”


Ken Blanchard, coauthor of The One Minute Manager




Matthew Kelly is an author, a world renowned speaker, and a business consultant to some of the world’s most admired companies, Matthew Kelly has dedicated his life to helping people and organizations become the-best-version-of-themselves. To learn more visit Matthewkelly.com


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781942611370
Publisher: Blue Sparrow
Publication date: 07/01/2015
Series: NA
Pages: 302
Sales rank: 246,646
Product dimensions: 6.50(w) x 1.50(h) x 9.50(d)

About the Author

Matthew Kelly, the New York Times bestselling author of The Rhythm of Life, has been captivating audiences around the world since his late teens. Over the past decade, more than three million people have attended his talks and seminars in over fifty countries. Kelly is the president of Beresford Consulting.

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The Rhythm of Life

Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose
By Matthew Kelly

Fireside

Copyright © 1999 Matthew Kelly
All right reserved.

ISBN: 0-7432-6510-6


Chapter One

Everything Is a Choice

Everything is a choice.

This is life's greatest truth and its hardest lesson. It is a great truth because it reminds us of our power. Not power over others, but the often untapped power to be ourselves and to live the life we have imagined.

It is a hard lesson, because it causes us to realize that we have chosen the life we are living right now. It is perhaps frightening for us to think that we have chosen to live our life exactly as it is today. Frightening because we may not like what we find when we look at our lives today. But it is also liberating, because we can now begin to choose what we will find when we look at our life in the tomorrows that lie unlived before us.

What will you see when you look at your life ten years from now? What will you choose?

Life is choices.

You have chosen to live this day. You have chosen to read this book. You have chosen to live in a certain city. You have chosen to believe certain ideas. You have chosen the people you call friends.

You choose the food you eat, the clothes you wear, and the thoughts you think. You choose to be calm or restless, you choose to feel appreciative or ungrateful.

Love is a choice. Anger is a choice. Fear is a choice. Courage is a choice.

You choose.

Sometimes we choose the-best-version-of-ourselves, and sometimes we choose a-second-rate-version-of-ourselves.

Everything is a choice, and our choices echo throughout our lives... and into history... and on and on into eternity.

Most people never fully accept this truth. They spend their lives arguing for their weaknesses, complaining about their lot in life, or blaming other people for their weaknesses and their lot in life.

You may argue that you are forced to live in a certain city or drive a certain car, but it is not true. And if it is, it is true only temporarily and because of a choice you have made in the past.

We choose, and in doing so, we design our lives.

Some may say that we do not choose our circumstances. You'd be surprised. We have much more power over the circumstances of our lives than most men and women would ever admit. And even if circumstances are thrust upon us, we choose how we respond to those circumstances.

Others may argue that they did not choose the country they were born in or the parents they were born to. How do we know we didn't choose these things? We are all endowed with free will. Did we not have this free will before we were born? Perhaps one day we will realize that we have chosen much more than we have even imagined.

I hope that day is today.

For the day we accept that we have chosen to choose our choices is the day we cast off the shackles of victimhood and are set free to pursue the lives we were born to live.

Learn to master the moment of decision and you will live a life uncommon.

(Continues...)



Excerpted from The Rhythm of Life by Matthew Kelly Copyright © 1999 by Matthew Kelly. Excerpted by permission.
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Table of Contents

Introduction1
1Crisis3
2What Do You Want From Life?19
3Who Are You?45
4The Importance of Rhythm111
5Creating the Rhythm125
6The Way177
7The Abundant Life221
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