Choosing to Cheat

Our lovely next door neighbours gave Richie a book for his birthday called “Choosing to Cheat” by Andy Stanley, Pastor of Northpoint Community Church in Atlanta.

We cracked it out on our recent New Zealand adventure and started to read it while we were on the road.

Below is a quote from the following page which was a “Uhuh” moment for me personally.

“So let me take some pressure off you. Your problem is not discipline. Your problem is not organisation. Your problem is not that you have yet stumble onto the perfect schedule. And your problem is not that the folks at home demand too much of your time. The problem is there is not enough time to get everything done that you are convinced – or others have convinced you – needs to get done. ” Page 21, Choosing to Cheat, Andy Stanley, Multnomah Books, 2002.

We are now half way through the book and so far it’s fantastic. There are too many great quotes for me to post here – just go buy it. It has already made us start questioning how we can do life better in 2011 to improve our relationship and our family life. These kind of books may not be your cup-of-tea, but there are some challenging thoughts that will make you re-evaluate your priorities.

Maybe it’s a good Christmas gift for someone you might know.


6 thoughts on “Choosing to Cheat

  1. Wow! That is an amazing point. I struggle with that a lot. I put pressure on myself to look a certain way, act a certain way, to be good at my job, to be liked by everyone (an impossible task), for the house to always be clean, to be a good wife, a good hostess, a good friend, always organised and planning ahead… No wonder I break down!

  2. I saw Andy Stanley present this message at a Global Leadership Summit a few years back and the message has stayed with me. So glad to be reminded of his principles!

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