Do Hard Things by Alex & Brett Harris

In this post, I would like to talk about a book which I like and personally thinks people should read it. As you can see from the topic above, the title of this book is “Do Hard Things : A teenage rebellion against low expectations” and is written by Alex and Brett Harris.

This book is very motivating and it kinda challenges you to go further in life. It’s about having faith in God and stepping out from your comfort zone to do hard things. It’s not only suitable for teenagers, but I think it is also suitable for parents, young adults, church leaders and even pastors. Watch the video to know more about the book.

From the bible (NIV) : 1 Timothy 4:12 – 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.

Ten phases taken from the book :

#1 : We go with the crowd. We do what comes easily : we certainly don’t do hard things. The consequence? We waste some of the best years of our lives and never reach our full God-given potential. We never attempt things that would stretch, grow and strengthen us. We end up weak and unprepared for the amazing future that could have been.

#2 : There’s a high cost for choosing comfort; without even realizing it, we build an invisible fence around ourselves. Nothing challenging is allowed to enter – even if it has the potential to set us free.

#3 : Great faith is the product of great fights. Great testimonies are the outcome of great test. Great triumphs can only come out of great trails.

#4 : If we’re waiting until the fear and feelings of inadequacy go away, we’ll never venture outside our comfort zones.

#5 (my favorite) : If we want to continue to grow and learn for the rest of our lives, we must beat these fears – not by making them go away, but by recognizing that there is something worse than discomfort, worse  than the unknown, worse than failure. The worst thing is to never try at all.

#6 : True courage is not the absence of fear. It is refusing to allow fear to control your actions.

#7 : Overcoming our fears doesn’t require that we stop caring about what happens. It just requires that we act in spite of our fear. Slavery to fear is much worse than the bruises and scars of a few falls. Letting fear control your actions is a statement of distrust in the goodness of God. If we allow fear to paralyze us, we’ll look back at our life with remorse for all the times we could have and should have – but did not.

#8 : We aren’t called to be successful all the time. We’re called to be faithful, to take those first steps – and to leave the results up to God.

#9 : Once we take that first scary step with God’s help – and keep going forward, we’ll actually experience the bigger, more fulfilling life God has in mind for us.

#10 (also my favorite) : Never be afraid to trust an unknown future to a known God.

I encourage everyone (no matter how old you are) to grab a copy of this book and read it. I can tell you that there will not be any regrets for buying it. You can learn a lot from it and even take it as a guide. (^.^) You can also visit the website : http://www.therebelution.com/


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