Give the world the best you have and you will get kicked in the teeth. Kent keith greenleaf center for servant leadership. The paradoxical commandments for christians hardback by kent m keith putnam publishing group, united states, 2005. Mother teresa, who will become a saint on september 4, left behind many inspirational quotes however, many people remember her for what is often called the do it anyway poemprayer. Oct 22, 2011 read below the inspiring poem do it anyway. But these maxims emphasizing selflessness and compassion took on a life of their own, finding their way into countless speeches, advice columns, institutions, and homes. Paradoxical commandments of leadership coaches toolbox. Keith, immediately begins the poem with the first commandment. The paradoxical commandments finding personal meaning in a crazy. People really need help but may attack you if you do help them. Keith in 1968 as part of a booklet for student leaders. Robert schuller published anyway in his book, turning hurts into halos nashville. The wording of the other eight commandments is very close to kent keiths original, written in 1968. Give the world the best you have and youll get kicked in the teeth.
He has written four books related to the paradoxical commandments, three books on servant leadership, and a book on morality at work. These ten principles were first articulated by kent keith as a student at harvard in the 1960s. Finding personal meaning in acrazy world by kent m. The paradoxical commandments, were written when dr. Finding personal meaning and happiness by living the paradoxical commandments ebook. Its an adaptation of the ten paradoxical commandments written by kent keith in his 1968 book, the silent revolution. He wrote this guide during the turbulent 60s when student activists were turning to violence with sitins, direct confrontation and conflict with police. He wrote them as part of a book for student leaders entitled the silent revolution. Keith, who wrote them when he was 19, a sophomore at harvard college. This is a wise final analysis perspective on life, relayed from kent keith to us with some revision, as explained at the end of the page by mother teresa, because it was never just between you and them.
Keith is known nationally and internationally as the author of the paradoxical commandments, which he wrote and published in 1968 in a booklet for student leaders. Dynamic leadership in the student council, published by harvard student agencies in 1968. He has been featured on the front page of the new york times and in people magazine, the washington post, the san francisco chronicle, and family circle. When kent keith put his ten timeless principlesfirst articulated when he was a college student in the 1960 sand their. Keith accessibility books library as well as its powerful features, including thousands and thousands of title from favorite author, along with the capability to read or download hundreds of boos on. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives. It offers an ethical, practical, and meaningful way to create a more just, caring, and sustainable world. Anyway poem by dr kent keith mother teresa inspirational.
However, an article in the new york times has since reported march 8, 2002 that the original version of. Keith which supposedly hung on the wall of mother teresas home in calcutta, india. Kent has reclaimed his poem, set up a web site, republished the book and is now on the speaker circuit. Keith was raised in a marine corps family, living in new york, nebraska, california, virginia, and rhode island before arriving in hawaii in 1962 at the age of 14. These ten principles were first articulated by kent keith as a student at ha. People are often unreasonable, illogical, and selfcentered. Keith in 2003 while writing a book on morality and ethics. The paradoxical commandments were written by kent m. Bestselling author kent keith selfpublished his paradoxical commandments in the 1960s as an undergrad at harvard, and promptly forgot them. Since then, it has been quoted by millions and even mistakenly attributed to mother teresa who had a version hung as a poem on a wall in her childrens home in calcutta. It is the best model of leadership for the leader as well as those the leader serves. People are often unreasonable, illogical and selfcentred love them anyway.
The paradoxical commandments are guidelines for finding personal meaning in the face of adversity. The paradoxical commandments has been published around the world. Kent keith and mother theresa say do it anyway postkiwi. Some really good thoughts to apply to our own leadership styles and attitudes as well as to share with our coaching staffs and players. This selection, entitled, the paradoxical commandments, was written by kent m. The code incorporates basic, universal ideas about. Generally it is known as mother teresas do it anyway poem. This website provides information about the origin of the paradoxical commandments and the many places they have been sighted over the years. If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish, ulterior motives. Keith at a rotary club meeting in 1997, a member stood up and declared that he would like to honor the recently deceased mother teresa by reading a poem she had written called anyway. Keith is available at in several formats for your ereader. What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight. The universal moral code is a list of fundamental moral principles that can be found throughout the world.
Analysis of the paradoxical commandments by kent m. He attended stevenson intermediate school and roosevelt high school in honolulu, graduating as student body president of roosevelt in 1966. If you find serenity and happiness, there may be jealousy. These leadership commandments were written by kent m. The paradoxical commandments have been quoted around the world for decades. Keith made famous by mother theresa people are illogical, unreasonable, and selfcentered.
The code incorporates basic, universal ideas about how we should live and how we should treat each other. Keith as paradoxical commandments, and promoted by mother teresa. The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow. They seem to be based on a composition originally by kent keith, but much of the second half has been rewritten in a more spiritual way. To serve first the servant leadership journey with dr. The verses above was reportedly written on the wall of mother teresas home for children in calcutta, india, and are widely attributed to her. Keith born in 1949 in brooklyn, is an american writer and leader in higher education. Finding personal meaning in acrazy world kindle edition by kent m. Putnams sons in april 2002, and became a national bestseller. The paradoxical commandments subsequently spread all over the world, and have been used by millions of people. Since then, unbeknownst to him, they were quoted, circulated, and appropriated by countless people around the world and back again. The wording of the other eight commandments is very close to kent keith s original, written in 1968. Kent keith has been focused on helping people find personal meaning since he was a college student in the sixties.
Keith when he was 19, a sophomore at harvard college. Keith was a 19yearold sophomore at harvard college when he wrote the paradoxical commandments. Jesus did it anyway isbn 9780425212059 pdf epub kent keith. The paradoxical commandments became a national bestseller and was translated into 17 languages. Do it anyway an inspiring poem by mother teresa kent m. They are slightly modified but attributed as the paradoxical. If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies. People really need help, but may attack you if you do help them. The two that are missing are the sixth think big anyway and the seventh fight for a few underdogs anyway.
Sep 04, 2016 mother teresa, who will become a saint on september 4, left behind many inspirational quotes however, many people remember her for what is often called the do it anyway poemprayer. Kent keith published the paradoxical commandments as part of a book he wrote for student leaders in the 1960s when he was an undergraduate at harvard. Sep 15, 2003 bestselling author kent keith selfpublished his paradoxical commandments in the 1960s as an undergrad at harvard, and promptly forgot them. The first edition of his book the paradoxical commandments. He is the author of the paradoxical commandments, which he wrote when he was 19, a sophomore at harvard college. It all started when kent keith first articulated the ten timeless principles when he was a college student in the 1960s, and then put them into book form in the classic anyway. Pdf, epubs, mobi, emagazines, epaper, ejournal and more. You see in the final analysis, it is between you and god. Reportedly inscribed on the wall of mother teresas childrens home in calcutta, and attributed to her. The paradoxical commandments of the federal government.
These wellestablished commandments suggest a way of living thro. Keith first articulated the ten timeless principles as a college student in the 1960s, and put them in the classic book anyway. In any case, their association with mother teresa and the missionaries of charity has made them popular worldwide, expressing as they do, the spirit in which they lived their lives. Now out of the maze provides the tools to help you step onto that path and not only adapt to change. The paradoxical commandments the art of thinking smart. His modern credo for finding personal meaning in the face of adversity became a sensation and has been quoted for decades.1163 1202 878 1418 336 1538 1522 1121 358 351 705 1534 1336 177 1611 4 709 497 425 1317 1415 1491 32 473 932 1097 63 332 899 1553 201 805 1345 868 987 333 1481 629 421 1345 1179 18 1446 787 176