Thoughts from You are a Badass by Jen Sincero

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The quotes from Sincero’s book captured thoughts and put them into words, creating a beautiful kick in the pants to do what you’ve always wanted to do. So much information about ‘calling’ and ‘vocation’ but this is about dreams, any dreams, making decisions, barriers that get in the way and the inspiration to make your mark on the world. Thanks, sister, for handing me this book and saying “This is what I want to say to you!” Message received. Check out these quotes to inspire you to read more .

Quotes about Faith & Dreams

The moment you have the audacity to start believing in the not-yet seen, your reality will begin to shift.

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. (95)

I am talking about continuously living our dreams, no matter what stage of life we’re in, instead of settling for mediocrity because we don’t believe anything else is available or appropriate.

We only get to be in our bodies for a limited time, why not celebrate the journey instead of merely riding it out until its over? (103)

Just see what you can get away with. Life is ridiculous. It makes much more sense to go after life with a sense of “Why not?” instead of a furrowed brow. One of the best things I ever did was make my motto “I just want to see what I can get away with.” It takes all the pressure off, puts the punk rock attitude in, and reminds me that life is but a game.

Faith is the audacity to believe in the not yet seen. (117)

Talk to strangers. Expect and enjoy the unexpected. Find the humor. Join the party. Live in the moment. Time spent enjoying yourself is never time wasted. Share your space. Loosen your bone, Wilma. – Lessons from India(133)

Quotes about Fear

We’ve made being in fear a habit. If you put a bunch of crabs in a bowl and if while they are in there crawling all over each other, one of them tries to climb out, the reset of them will try to pull him back down instead of helping to push him out. No wonder they’re called crabs. Imagine how different our world would be if we were less crab-like.. If we were not only taught to really truly believe in miracles, but we were rewarded and supported, for taking huge leaps into the unknown.

Most of the time we have no guarantee that what we fear is going to even happen and that if it does, that it is going to be scary.

All it takes to turn the fear factor around is learning to be comfortable in, instead of terrified of, the unknown. And this is done through faith. Is your fear greater than your faith? Is your faith in the unknown greater than your fear?

When you find yourself letting fear push you around, look at it from a different perspective. Start by breaking it down, finding what it is that you’re really afraid of and then flipping it around to make it work for you, not against you.

At the end of the day, it’s not about them, it’s about your belief you’re worthy of being loved and seen for who you really are. (181)

It’s about respecting yourself instead of catering to your insecure need to be liked.

Never apologize for who you are. It lets the whole world down.  (182)

If you’re not where you want to be in life, keep going. Treat yourself like you’re the closest friend you’ve got.  Celebrate the magnificent creature that you are. Don’t let anyone mess with you and your dreams, least of all yourself. (189)

When you make a no-nonsense decision, you sign up fully and keep moving toward your goal, regardless of what’s flung in your path. And stuff will most definitely get flung, which is why making the decision is so crucial – this shit is not for sissies. The moment it gets hard or expensive or puts you at risk for looking like a moron, if you haven’t made the decision you’ll quit.

If we don’t’ have a strong connection to the truth – we live in an abundant Universe, we are awesome, glorious and tear-jerkingly lovable – a blazing desire, and an unflinching belief in our own vision before its manifested, we’ll fall prey to our own fears and everyone else’s fears that it is not possible and give up, instead of course-correcting or pushing on through and bringing it to life.

As Winston Churchill so aptly explained “Success consists of going from failure to failure without loss of enthusiasm.”  (193)

Quotes about Decisions

Get good at making decisions. – The terror around making the wrong decision can be so overwhelming to some people that they develop the habit of waffling, hastily, or being afraid  (197)

It was about no longer being the kind of person who takes what she can get, and finally becoming the kind of person who creates exactly what she wants.

Money is currency and currency is energy.

Having money is like anything else; a tool. And if you see it that way, making it not just about you but about a way that you can play a part in the dynamic by which money is used for the betterment of all things, then having money is not only a blessing, it’s a responsibility. – Marianne Williamson  (210)

Continue to do everything humanly possible to magnetize it to you, and then surrender to The Universe and be on the lookout for something unexpected to come in… Look for some opportunity or person to make an appearance that’s not in your usual. You are leaping into a new reality here – tis not your job to know how; its jour job to ask for what you want and wait to discover the how then take action. (222)

If you want the new life you say you want, you have to do the work instead of just studying and discussing and wishing and wanting. (232)

You have to keep the faith, always, even when your ass is on the line. (235)

Your superhero power, ie your connection to Source Energy is available to you 24/7, not only when you’re sitting cross-legged in your robe meditating. Once you get your brain used to shutting up and tuning into Source Energy, you can start doing it throughout your day.

The whole point of everything you’ve learned in this book is to use it to improve your life, not to take a break, go off and read and then had back out to live your life again and leave everything you’ve learned back there where you were reading.

Hang out with people who are kicking ass and who will make you feel like a giant loser if you’re not kicking ass, too. Who you surround yourself with greatly affects how you see your world and how high you set the bar for yourself. If you hang out with people who constantly whine about how tired, broke and worried they are, you’ll feel like a hero just for getting out of bed in the morning. Hang out with people who are living on purpose, who meet their challenges…

Create and reread your manifesto. Your ideal life: where do you live, who do you live with, what do you do for fun, who are you surrounded by, how much money do you make, how do you make it, how do you give back to the world, etc. Live it.

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