Sometimes you know all the information, but you find someone who writes it in an “oh wow” way. This is exactly what Jen Sincero’s “You Are a Badass” book did to me. Was the advice new? No. Did it make more sense to me now? Absolutely.
In the last 10 years I have read a lot of self-help, law of attraction type of books, some made sense, some where way out there for me, but what was common in all was the lack in motivation. I would finish the book and attempt to follow the advice, only to find myself forgetting after a while.
Not this book, I am still excited (a week after finishing it) to utilize what I learned, Jen has managed to make it more relatable to my everyday life, and maybe turned me into a believer of the “think and you shall receive” mentality (I am still holding on to my “I need proof” gremlin).
Some of the best passages in the book, which I wrote down in my daily planner to keep reminding myself, are:
“You have to change your thinking first, and then the evidence appears. Our big mistake is that we do it the other way around. We demand to see the evidence before we believe it to be true.”
“Your job isn’t to know the how, it’s to know the what and to be open to discovering, and receiving, the how.”
“Forgiveness is all about taking care of you, not the person you need to forgive. It’s about putting your desire to feel good before your desire to be right. It’s about taking responsibility for your own happiness instead of pretending it’s in somebody else’s hands.”
“Because so often when we say we’re unqualified for something, what we’re really saying is that we’re too scared to try it, not that we can’t do it.”
“Procrastination is one of the most popular forms of self-sabotage because it’s really easy.”
“The only failure is quitting. Everything else is just gathering information.”
I wasn’t able to put this book down, and I keep going back and re-reading some pages. It’s an easy read, yet it has so many moments where you will stop reading and reflect on what you just learned. To order the book click here.