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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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“The people we surround ourselves with either raise or lower our standards. They either help us to become the best version of ourselves or encourage us to become lesser versions of ourselves. We become like our friends. No man becomes great on his own. No woman becomes great on her own. The people around them help to make them great.

We all need people in our lives who raise our standards, remind us of our essential purpose, and challenge us to become the best version of ourselves.”
Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose
“God does not want to control you, or stifle you, or manipulate you, or force you to do anything you don't want to do. Quite the opposite. God will let you do whatever you want to do, whenever you want to do it, with whomever you want to do it, and as often as you want to do it. When was the last time God stopped you from doing anything?”
Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose
“Let your life be guided by greatness”
Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose
“Whether you are sixteen or sixty, the rest of your life is ahead of you. You cannot change one moment of your past, but you can change your whole future. Now is your time.”
Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose
“If you give your body a choice, it will always take the easy way out. Your body lies. It tells you it cannot when it can.”
Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose
“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.” The question I have for you at this part of our journey together is, “What is your genius?”
Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose
“There will be times of fear and trembling. There will be times of discouragement and disillusionment. Have courage, smile, keep your chin up, laugh often, be kind to yourself, stay focused, be gracious and appreciative, think happy thoughts, and carry on regardless.”
Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose
“There will be tough times—there are for everyone. There will be times of fear and trembling. There will be times of discouragement and disillusionment. Have courage, smile, keep your chin up, laugh often, be kind to yourself, stay focused, be gracious and appreciative, think happy thoughts, and carry on regardless.”
Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose
“We become the stories we listen to. But perhaps the more important question is, what stories do you listen to? What stories are forming your life?”
Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life: Living Everyday With Passion and Purpose
“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.”
Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose
“our lives is almost always a result of those things we habitually think and those things we habitually do. Life is the fruit of discipline, or lack of it. We are our habits. For example, you cannot separate Tiger”
Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose
“Michelangelo, the great Renaissance artist and poet, knew the value, power, and need for dreams when he wrote, “The greater danger for most of us is not that our aim is too high and we miss it, but that it is too low and we reach it.” Our”
Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life: Living Everyday With Passion and Purpose
“Too often in our modern culture, children are perceived as “nice to have” if you’ve got the time and the money and are prepared to suspend, or maybe even sacrifice, your career. Young couples today perceive the blessing of children not in relation to their true purpose, but rather in relation to their “quasi purpose” of financial independence.”
Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose
“Every disciplined effort has its own multiple reward.”
Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life: Living Everyday With Passion and Purpose
“A very poor Greek man once applied for a job as a janitor in a bank in Athens. “Can you write?” demanded the discriminating head of employment. “Only my name,” said the fellow. He didn’t get the job—so he borrowed the money required to travel steerage to the United States and followed his dreams to the “land of opportunity.” Many years later, an important Greek businessman held a press conference in his beautiful Wall Street offices. At the conclusion, an enterprising reporter said, “One day you should write your memoirs.” The gentleman smiled. “Impossible,” he said. “I cannot write.” The reporter was astounded. “Just think,” he remarked, “how much further you would have gone if you could write.” The Greek shook his head and said, “If I could write, I’d be a janitor.”
Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life: Living Everyday With Passion and Purpose
“Dedicate yourself above all else to becoming the-best-version-of-yourself. It is the best thing you can do for your spouse, your children, your friends, your colleagues, your employees, your employer, your church, your nation, the human family, and yourself.”
Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life: Living Everyday With Passion and Purpose
“If you want twenty minutes of quality time with someone you love, schedule three or four hours with him or her one afternoon, and chances are, somewhere in the middle of that three or four hours you will have your twenty minutes of quality time. When”
Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life: Living Everyday With Passion and Purpose
“If you don’t break from the tensions of daily living, they will break you.”
Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life: Living Everyday With Passion and Purpose
“Destruction always comes from within. It”
Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose
“The following is a brief passage from the diary of Dag Hammarskjöld: “At every moment you choose yourself. But do you choose your self? Body and soul contain a thousand possibilities out of which you can build many I’s. But in only one of them is there a congruence of the elector and the elected. Only one—which you will never find until you have excluded all those superficial and fleeting possibilities of being and doing with which you toy, out of curiosity or wonder or greed, and which hinder you from casting anchor in the experience of the mystery of life, and the consciousness of the talent entrusted to you which is your I.”
Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life: Living Everyday With Passion and Purpose
“the people you will most enjoy spending time with are not those who agree with you in everything you say and tell you that you should be a little easier on yourself…and have that second slice of cheesecake! If you are dedicated to your essential purpose, the people you will want to surround yourself with are people who inspire and challenge you to become the-best-version-of-yourself. The”
Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life: Living Everyday With Passion and Purpose
“And so it will be with your life. There will be tough times—there are for everyone. There will be times of fear and trembling. There will be times of discouragement and disillusionment. Have courage, smile, keep your chin up, laugh often, be kind to yourself, stay focused, be gracious and appreciative, think happy thoughts, and carry on regardless.”
Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life: Living Everyday With Passion and Purpose
“Between the gathering of information, the seeking of opinions, and the actions of our lives, another process takes place: decision making. Decisions cannot be made in a vacuum; they are made in space and time. To make an effective decision, we must have some goal toward which we are moving. If not, we find ourselves deciding because “Uncle Frank said it was the right thing to do” or “Reverend George told me it was best this way.” In”
Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life: Living Everyday With Passion and Purpose
“we are reminded more than ever that we are not independent. We are interdependent. We rely on one another for the fulfillment of our legitimate needs and the satisfaction of our deepest desire. Life is not simply about the selfish pursuit of the-best-version-of-ourselves. Rather, the more we contribute to helping others become the-best-version-of-themselves, the more progress we make in the attainment”
Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life: Living Everyday With Passion and Purpose
“The glory of God is the perfection of the creature.” There is no better way to honor life and God than to strive to become the - best - version - of - yourself.”
Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose
“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.”
Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose
“If you do not, you will not.”
Matthew Kelly, The Rhythm of Life: Living Every Day with Passion and Purpose