I am currently in the middle of reading the newest of Rachel Hollis’s books, Girl, Stop Apologizing. As with every book that I’ve been reading, there are nuggets of wisdom that I want to hold on to and be able to look back at them. But in the current chapter I am reading, “Stop Asking Permission,” there was a section from the book that I simply can’t wait to share. I couldn’t wait for all of you to have these words as a reminder to ourselves. I couldn’t wait to share with all of you the words to help us refocus on what should be most important in our lives. So here are the words that have caused me to pause in my reading and share them with you:
Be the kind of woman you want to be.From pages 93-94 from Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis
Be the kind of woman who is proud to be herself.
Be the kind of woman who has so much love inside her that she won’t be tempted to change herself in order to get love from others.
Be the kind of woman who focuses more on being interested than on other people thinking she’s interesting.
Be the kind of woman who laughs loudly and often.
Be the kind of woman who is generous – no matter how much money is in your bank account, you have a wealth of resources to offer others.
Be the kind of woman who spends a lifetime learning, because knowledge is power and those who think they know it all are often the dumbest among us.
Be the kind of woman both your eleven-year-old self and your ninety-year-old self would be proud of.
Be the kind of woman who shows up for her life.
Be the kind of woman who understands she was made for more.
Be the kind of woman who believes that she is capable of doing amazing things in this world.
Be the kind of woman whose own dreams makes her nervous – and then go ahead and do them anyway.
Be the kind of woman who never asks permission to be herself.
I have already taken away so much from this book, and I also loved reading Girl, Wash Your Face this past summer. I encourage all of you to read these books and see what you too can take away from them. I also encourage you to share with me what you’re currently reading or other books you would recommend.
Happy reading my friends!