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“We're called to be faithful, to take those first difficult steps--and to leave the results up to God.”
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“Being faithful in the smallest things is the way to gain, maintain, and demonstrate the strength needed to accomplish something great.”
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“Unfortunately we often get praise for things that weren't particularly difficult to achieve. If we focus on the props and encouragement of those who have low expectations for us, we become mediocre. It can be challenging to set our sights on excellence, particularly when we're hearing that we're already there. One of life's greatest lessons, which we all must learn, could be expressed in the phrase "That was nothing. Watch this." Challenge yourself and others to call the normal things normal and save that word excellent for things that really are.”
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“God set His standards this high so that we won't make the mistake of aiming low. He made them unreachable so that we would never have the excuse to stop growing.”
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“all effort—even failed effort—produces muscle.”
Alex Harris, Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations
“The teen years are not a vacation from responsibility,” we had told the columnist. “They are the training ground of future leaders who dare to be responsible”
Alex Harris, Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations
“But here's the point: at times you may feel the hard things you're doing can't make a difference-- just like a solitary finger snap seems so quiet and one raindrop seems so insignificant. But when you have an entire generation snapping their fingers, when you have an entire generation being faithful in their spheres with their own gifts and opportunities...

Without any cue, the audience starts snapping their fingers, then patting their legs, then clapping, then stomping...
...and the single raindrops become a flood.”
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“Great faith is the product of great fights. Great testimonies are the outcome of great tests. Great triumphs can only come out of great trials.”
Alex Harris, Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations
“Don’t let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith and in purity” (NIV).”
Alex Harris, Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations
“It all boils down to a principle at the heart of Christian character: we have to care more about pleasing God than we care about pleasing man.”
Alex Harris, Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations
“It’s about an idea. It’s about rebelling against low expectations. It’s about a movement that is changing the attitudes and actions of teens around the world. And we want you to be part of it.”
Alex Harris, Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations
“Our uprising is against a cultural mind-set that twists the purpose and potential of the teen years and threatens to cripple our generation. Our uprising won’t be marked by mass riots and violence, but by millions of individual teens quietly choosing to turn the low expectations of our culture upside down.”
Alex Harris, Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations
“For all of us, expectations are a self-fulfilling prophecy.”
Alex Harris, Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations
“God calls us to be examples. Where our culture might expect little, God expects great things.”
Alex Harris, Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations
“Jesus said that it doesn’t matter if you have the admiration of the world if you lose your soul,”
Alex Harris, Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations
“the modern concept of adolescence is not a biological stage, but a cultural mind-set. It doesn’t stop when you graduate from high school, or when you turn twenty-one.”
Alex Harris, Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations
“Do Hard Things will help recruit, develop, and deploy a new generation of young culture warriors.”
Alex Harris, Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations
“Working on the campaigns taught us that never trying is a lot worse than losing.”
Alex Harris, Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations
“the three pillars of the Rebelution: character, competence, and collaboration”
Alex Harris, Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations
“And it’s not just in America. Countries around the world have developed names for young “adults”
Alex Harris, Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations
“Isn’t that exactly what has happened? Entire industries—movie, music, fashion, fast food—and countless online services revolve around the consumer habits of, you guessed it, teens. With all this money and attention focused on teens, the teen years are viewed as some sort of vacation.”
Alex Harris, Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations
“We’re passionate about these causes because God has placed them on our hearts.”
Alex Harris, Do Hard Things: A Teenage Rebellion Against Low Expectations


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