Girl, Stop Apologizing

Rachel Hollis’ new book, “Girl, Stop Apologizing” is jam-packed with words of wisdom, just like her first book. The goal of this book is to help you create a plan for achieving your goals. While the plan is loose, the excuses you need to get over, the behaviors you need to adopt, and the skills you need to learn to reach your goals are fiercely accurate.

I recommend picking up the book for yourself and taking notes of your own. Here, though, are 19 quotes that really spoke to me throughout the book.


19 Quotes To Live By From “Girl, Stop Apologizing” by Rachel Hollis

1. “You aren’t going to find the time to pursue your goals; you’re going to make the time to pursue your goals. And the first thing you’re going to need to accept is that you’re in control of your schedule.”

2. “If I want to achieve any new thing in my life, the questions is never, Can I do it? The question is always, What am I willing to give up in order to get it?”

3. “I was living my entire life waiting for a moment to be special enough for me to look, feel, and act my best, and the truth is, you don’t need a special moment, or any reason at all, to do that.”

4.  “Stop waiting for someday; someday is a myth. Don’t wait to have the time; start planning to make the time.”

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5. “Failure means that you’re living. Failure means that you’re trying.”

6. “If you aim at what you can hit, you’ll likely get there ever time: never any higher, never any bigger, never any better. But if you aim far above your own head, even when you fail you’ll fly so much higher than you can imagine.”

7. “I can achieve anything if I’m willing to work for it. Not because I’m especially gifted, but because I’m dedicated to improving along the way.”

8. “All you can do at any stage and season of life is try your best, and someone else’s opinion of how you’re doing or what you’re doing is… none of your business.”

9. “Nobody deserves verbal and mental abuse, and every time you allow it to happen to you, you’re giving that person permission to treat you that way. You’re not required to put up with it just because you always have.”

10. “There’s a big difference between gratitude for your life and blind acceptance of whatever comes your way.”

11. “This amazing thing happens when you start to grow in one area of your life: other areas improve with it.”

12. “The best advice I know of in this situation is, if you want to change someone else, change yourself.”

13. “Lazy will always try and drag you back down to lazy.”

14. “If someone asks you to do something outside of your regularly scheduled programming and your immediate gut reaction isn’t “Hell, yes!” then you should absolutely say, “No thank you.”

15. “Anything other than death is temporary. The problem is that you’re letting a short-term choice become your long-term decision.”

16. “You want to be more confident? Hang out with people who are.”

17. “It’s going to be a journey and you’re going to have to fight to get to where you want to go, but it’s also going to be worth it.”

18. “No outside factor is going to make you more productive, and if you need a certain atmosphere to be at your best, you’re not truly in control of yourself.”

19. “You cannot control the circumstances of your life; you can only control your reaction to them.”