Rachel Hollis is a motivational speaker and the author of several self-help books. I recently read Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis, and it was one of my favorite books! So, I decided to read Girl, Stop Apologizing because I know Rachel Hollis is a genius and she gives wonderful advice. She did not disappoint in this book! Rachel Hollis is unapologetically blunt in her book, and I love that about her! She tells it like it is, but honestly, it’s always exactly what I need to hear!
Below are two reasons why I loved this book.
Rachel Hollis Inspires Me to Reach My Dreams
The main reason I loved this book is that it inspired me to go for my dreams. It has made me realize I should not be ashamed or embarrassed by what I am trying to accomplish in my life. Rachel Hollis says, “Whatever the dream, it’s yours, not mine. You don’t have to give any justification, because as long you’re not asking anyone to give you approval, then you don’t need anyone to give you permission. In fact, 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”.
Most women push their dreams to the side and let them die before they even begin! They’re afraid of what everyone else will think of them or what they will think of their dream. To truly jump out there and accomplish what has been placed on your heart is an amazing thing! Getting the courage to do so is even more amazing. Rachel Hollis has inspired me to find this courage and jump out there to accomplish my dreams.
I have a dream that I am trying to reach. Often, I look at myself and ask, “what are you doing? You will never be able to make this work”. I get discouraged and embarrassed about what people will think of me trying to become a writer and express myself. I stand in my own way and keep myself from achieving great things. After reading this book, I realized I don’t need to please anyone but me. I need to reach for my dreams and then smile and pat myself on the back when I get there.
I can’t be afraid to give myself a chance! If I won’t give myself a chance, who will?
I Learned to Not Apologize for Who I Am
Do you ever feel like you apologize to people too much? Every time I turn around, I am saying sorry to someone for something. I say sorry for every little thing, whether I accidentally got in someone’s way or I am apologizing for my view on a particular topic. I always feel like I must apologize for who I am.
This book helped me realize that I should not be sorry or apologize for who I am, what I believe in, or what my dreams and goals are. I must realize that I am enough, and I can conquer anything I set my mind to. I was made for more, and my more may not look like everyone else’s around me.
I love when Rachel Hollis says, “No it’s true. If we weren’t afraid of ourselves we wouldn’t spend so much time apologizing constantly for who we are, what we want out of life, and the time required for us to pursue both”.
As women, we should stop apologizing, and instead, we should be proud of who we are. I should want people to know who I am and what my dreams are! Who knows, they might be able to help me achieve my dreams if they know what they are.
This book was a very easy read for me, and it gave me the inspiration I have been looking for. I believe every woman should take the time to read this book. Whether you are a fan of Rachel Hollis or not, in this book, she may just give you the push you are looking for to reach for your dreams. She will encourage you to take action for those things you have probably been putting off for a long time!
I hope you enjoy this book as much as I did and get that inspiration you are looking for.
“Because the world needs your spark. The world needs your energy. The world needs you to show up for your life and take hold of your potential! We need your ideas. We need your love and care. We need your passion. We need your business models. We need to celebrate your successes. We need to watch you rise back up after your failures. We need to see your courage. We need to heat your what if. We need you to stop apologizing for being who you are and become who you were meant to be.” -Rachel Hollis
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