Do It Anyway by Kent M. Keith

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People are illogical, unreasonable, and self-centered.
Love them anyway.

If you do good, people will accuse you of selfish ulterior motives.
Do good anyway.

If you are successful, you will win false friends and true enemies.
Succeed anyway....

— from the Paradoxical Commandments

Dr. 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. These maxims for finding meaning in the face of adversity took on a life of their own, making their way into countless speeches, advice columns, books, institutions, and homes around the world. They were even found on the wall of Mother Teresa’s children’s home in Calcutta. They became the basis of Keith’s bestselling book Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments.

Do It Anyway expands on the vision behind the Paradoxical Commandments. It includes forty stories of people who live the commandments each day and gives you the examples, tools, and encouragement to find personal meaning and deep happiness, no matter who you are or what your circumstances, even when times are tough.

About Kent M. Keith

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Dr. Keith is known nationally and internationally as the author of the Paradoxical Commandments, which he wrote and published in 1968 at the age of nineteen. The first edition of his book The Paradoxical Commandments: Finding Personal Meaning in a Crazy World was published by Inner Ocean Publishing of Maui in October 2001. A new edition, titled Anyway: The Paradoxical Commandments, was published by G. P. Putnam's Sons in April 2002, and has become a national bestseller. The rights to his book have been sold in twenty countries. Dr. Keith has appeared on the front page of the New York Times and has been featured in People magazine, the Washington Post, the San Francisco Chronicle, and Family Circle. He was interviewed by Katie Couric on NBC's Today show, and has appeared on a dozen TV shows and more than seventy radio programs in the United States, the United Kingdom, and Australia. Dr. Keith lives in Manoa Valley, Honolulu, with his wife, Elizabeth, and their three children, Kristina, Spencer, and Angela. He is available for speaking engagements. He can be contacted through
Published February 19, 2011 by New World Library. 208 pages
Genres: Self Help, Health, Fitness & Dieting. Non-fiction

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