Book – Resisting Luck (Summary)
Autor: Matthew Kelly
Genre: self-help book
Posted in – 2016
Resistance surrounds us from the moment we wake up, like trying to influence our first decision to get up or hitting the snooze button, and it haunts us in some form throughout the day.
I loved the way Matthew described the Resistance:
The hardest war to win is the one you don't even realize you're fighting, and the hardest enemy to defeat is the one you don't even know exists. Every day you fight the resistance.
About the book–
According to Matthew, every book makes a promise, and whether it keeps that promise determines its success. Learning to overcome adversity is one of life's essential lessons and the promise of this book.
Matthew claims that when we resist happiness, we resist God. god is happiness Think about it. The definition of resist is "to resist, fight, or resist."
Some key points from the book.
1)What is resistance?–
- Resistance is the sluggish feeling of not wanting to do something that you know is good for you.
- Laziness, procrastination, fear, doubt, instant gratification, self-hatred, indecisiveness, escapism, pride, self-delusion, friction, tension, and self-sabotage are just some of the ways in which resistance manifests itself in our lives and carries us away. settle for much less than what God has intended for us.
- Looking back today, where did you meet resistance? was there right? In fact, if you were to really sit down and analyze your day, you would find that you have fought resistance many times throughout the day.
2)your pursuit of happiness–
- We've all been there where we look at others and ask, "Why would someone do something so stupid?" The answer is universal and fascinatingly simple: people do stupid things because they mistakenly believe that those stupid things will make them happy.
- Do you worry about things you have no control over?Worry destroys happiness.
- Do you compare yourself to others in an unhealthy way?Comparison is a destroyer of happiness.
- Do you have a lot of doubts or even self-hatred?They are destroyers of happiness.
- Are you buying things you can't afford and don't need?Debt is a destroyer of happiness and a creator of stress.
- Gossip, laziness, fear, excuses, negative thinking, ingratitude, and jealousy are all destroyers of happiness.
3) SSomething missing–
- Matthew encourages immersion, to feel that from time to time we find something missing instead of avoiding it.
- It's okay to be dissatisfied. Being dissatisfied and pretending that we are not is the kind of lie that leads to mental and physical illness.
- Our dissatisfaction tries to lead us to something better or something completely different. If you feel like something is missing in your life, stop ignoring it. Start paying attention. God is trying to tell you something.
4)Are you spiritually healthy??
- When your body is hungry, your stomach growls. Your soul has ways of showing you that it is hungry too. Getting impatient with our children, co-workers, or a stranger is a sign that our soul needs attention.
- When we are spiritually healthy, we tend to be focused, empowered, patient, and giving. When we are not mentally healthy, we tend to be irritable, restless, and dissatisfied.
- Spend 10 minutes every day talking to God. Silent prayer, or however you shape it. The idea is to turn to the power greater than yourself, express yourself freely, and seek guidance.
- As you begin to go deeper in prayer, God will help you answer four questions: Who am I? What am I here for? The most important? What matters less?
5)take care of life–
- As much as we avoid the truth that we are going to die, it remains the truth. The more we think about it, the better it is. It helps to get our priorities right. Matthew shares 24 death regrets (I wish there were...) in the book that are worth pondering.
- It is good and healthy to think about death from time to time. It puts things in perspective and reminds us of what really matters. The perspective that death is inevitable reminds us that we must deal with life.
6)learn to listen–
- The hardest lessons in life are the ones we think we've already learned. Most people think they are good listeners, most people think they are good drivers, and most people think they are pretty good Christians. But compared to what?
- From time to time it is good that we all learn to listen. Listen to the ones you love. Listen to your body. Listen to your conscience and your soul. stop god
7force of habit–
- The word habit will soothe or irritate you, depending on the type of habit you have cultivated. Matthew explains that habits have a huge impact on our lives. For better or worse, they shape our destiny.
- The path of least resistance effortlessly creates negative routines, rituals, and rhythms.
- Negative habits of mind, body, and spirit are easily formed. Positive habits of mind, body, and spirit require great intention and persistence.
8)break the cycle–
- Matthew suggests that it's important to break the cycle of bad habits by first acknowledging them, seeking help, and continuing to work to change the habits.
- He also suggests fasting not just from food, but from all sorts of things, like staying at work a little longer, listening to someone a little longer, drinking water instead of coke. Fasting of this type strengthens the will.
- Some cycles in our lives can only be broken through prayer and fasting. We must ask God in prayer to help us break the cycles of self-sabotage in our lives.
- The simple habit of self-denial is a spiritual habit, but it has tremendous implications for our worldly affairs. Self-denial leads to the immensely practical ability to delay gratification.
- The ability to delay gratification is closely related to success. You cannot achieve anything unless you are willing and able to delay gratification.
- The resistance hates discipline. Hates self control. Endurance abhors delayed gratification and any form of self-sacrifice that strengthens your heart, mind, and spirit.
10)Don't let the critics win–
- Matthews advises beware of critics, who are covert opposition. It's so easy to let criticism distract you from what God is calling you to do in the present moment. It's amazing how easily we can let criticism drain our passion and energy.
- Regardless of the omnipresent presence of the critic, we must be careful not to leave too much room for that voice in our hearts and minds.
- We live our lives for an audience of one: God. If you are doing what God believes you are called to do in your soul, keep going.
- When you're discouraged or stuck in procrastination, just do the smallest things to get on with what you're working on.
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Resisting happiness helps you clarify what is important and what makes you happy. If you continue to answer the questions in the book as you read it, you will end up having great control over your thoughts and actions, which in turn will lead to lasting happiness.
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I wish you a happy life