30 Inspirational Quotes from Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

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Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis is a timely wake-up call for women of all ages.

Many women have been taught to define themselves in light of other people—whether as wife, mother, daughter, or employee—instead of learning how to own who they are and what they want.

With a challenge to women everywhere to stop talking themselves out of their dreams, Rachel identifies the excuses to let go of, the behaviors to adopt, and the skills to acquire on the path to growth, confidence, and believing in yourself.

Scroll down to read 30 Inspirational Quotes from Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis.

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30 Quotes from Girl, Stop Apologizing by Rachel Hollis

  1. A goal is a dream with its work boots on.

  2. You are allowed to want more for yourself for no other reason than because it makes your heart happy. You don’t need anyone’s permission, and you certainly shouldn’t have to rely on anyone’s support as the catalyst to get you there.

  3. I don’t care what religion you were raised in. You weren’t taught guilt and shame by your creator. You were taught guilt and shame by people.

  4. By embracing your calling and refusing to hide your glow, you wouldn’t just make your world brighter, you’d light the way for the women who come behind you.

  5. The world doesn’t get to decide what you can try. You are the only one who can make that decision.

  6. Who you are is defined by the next decision you make, not the last one.

  7. Embracing the idea that you can want things for yourself even if nobody else understands the whys behind them is the most freeing and powerful feeling in the world.

  8. Stop apologizing for being who you are and become who you were meant to be.

  9. Stop asking permission to be yourself.

  10. We need to start having a very real conversation about why we accept truths about ourselves as women that we would never consider for men.

  11. How can anyone follow their what if, if they need someone else to approve of it first?

  12. Ambition looks like you living in a way others won’t so you will have a life others can’t.

  13. Don’t be afraid of failure. Be afraid of never achieving anything at all because you were too afraid of what others might think of you for trying.

  14. Your struggles don’t mean that you’re weak; they mean you’re human.

  15. Your inexperience doesn’t mean you won’t succeed; it means you haven’t yet.

  16. If you live your life to please everyone else, you forget what used to make you “you”.

  17. You were made to have the dreams you’re afraid of having. 

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

  19. Women especially are so brutal on themselves, and they often talk themselves out of their own dreams before they even attempt them.

  20. When you understand that you don’t have to justify your dreams to anyone else for any reason, that’s the day you truly begin to step into who you’re meant to be.

  21. You’re not going to achieve anything if you don’t get comfortable with the idea of achievement.

  22. If you want to see traction and results, consistency is key.

  23. There is so much untapped potential inside of people who are too afraid to give themselves a chance.

  24. Failure means that you’re living. Failure means you’re trying.

  25. 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.

  26. Confidence is the belief that you can count on yourself.

  27. Decide that your dream is more powerful than your excuse.

  28. Be strict about your goal but flexible in how you get there.

  29. If you spend your day looking for blessings, you’ll find them.

  30. Half the battle in between you and where you want to go is just your willingness to stand back up.

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