Sunday, July 12, 2009

What I Learned From Do Hard Things #2

This is the conclusion of my post on Do Hard Things.

In a society where teenagers are expected to be "typical teenagers", Do Hard Things challenges all teens to do hard things. What kind of hard things?
1. Things that are outside one's comfort zone.
These are actions which take one away from what one is used to. This can be scary but these usually makes good memories! They make one grow.
2. Things that go beyond what is expected or required. These actions rely on one's initiative to do things.
3. Things that are too big to accomplish alone. These are big actions, big projects, big causes. This action causes one to share his passion with others.
4. Thing that don't earn immediate pay off. These are little things or tasks that no one else notices or knows about. Examples are spiritual disciplines, good study habits, controlling one's self, doing the right things.
5. Things that challenge the cultural norm. These are choices that go against "what everyone else is doing". Examples are dressing modestly, saying no to premarital sex, drinking excessively, taking a stand for your faith, not watching pornography. This choices can make you rather unpopular.

I think this is a great book not only for teenagers, but for parents too. It gives us practical steps so we can make a difference with the life God has given us. Definitely worth reading. Enlist Today


Denise said...

Very true.