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To Inspire Your Way To A Productive Week
Sometimes you need a kick in the pants and a friendly reminder that what want to achieve really is possible. So, here it is:
Success is your only option.
I wholeheartedly believe that. If you really put your mind to it and decide it’s possible, that success will ultimately come. It takes action, persistence, and consistency, but fundamentally, all you need is to decide that you are going to achieve anything and everything you want to do.
In this series weekly series, I have compiled 47 quotes from businessmen and women, public speakers, online entrepreneurs, philanthropists, artists, television show-runners and more. These people have achieved so much success, because not only have they decided that they are going to be successful, but they have also allowed themselves to fail. That’s one of the most important things to keep in mind. Failure is a part of achieving growth, because no one is just going to hand you the life you want. You must work for it, learn the lessons from any missteps, apply them and find any other way you can to reach your goal.
What I want you to do is find someone new from this series and learn more about them. I’ve even given you a short bio and some fun facts to start things off.
Expand your awareness and maybe even find yourself a new role model. Many of the people on this list are incredibly influential to me, and have completely changed my view of money, business, and success.
“Someone else’s opinion of you is none of your business.” – Rachel Hollis
What I Like About This Quote: This might be difficult to wrap your mind around, and might be even harder to actually put into action in your life, but it’s also one of the most important things you can do for yourself.
Ignore what other people think of you.
It just doesn’t matter. People may think what you’re doing is weird and not normal, that you’re not following the crowd and that means there must be something wrong with you. But as long as it’s not negatively impacting you and everyone around you, it just doesn’t matter. Do what you want and keep those blinders on, so all you see if the road forward.
In 2013, after she won her Oscar for Les Miserables, an article came out about actress Anne Hathaway titled, “Why Does Everyone Have Anne Hathaway?” Beyond the fact that I had no idea that there were people out there who hated Anne Hathaway for simply existing as an actress, I was struck by Hathaway’s reaction to the incident, as she related that next year when she was on The Ellen Show. You can watch the clip here.
The point is that Hathaway stopped looking for external validation. She decided to love herself and what she did, and life went on. Her life didn’t end because there was an article about how much a very small, yet clearly vocal, group of people disliked her.
And you need to remember that no matter what you do, no matter how much money you make or don’t make, what kind of business you have or what life you lead, someone will always be judging you for it.
So, why not ignore those people and live the way you want anyway? Ignoring other peoples’ opinions of you (whether they are what you THINK they think of you, or what you know the think of you) isn’t easy, but you will grow into a better, stronger, and far more abundant life for it.
Two days before my 24th birthday, I decided to do just that. I decided to stop giving a damn what people thought of me, because it doesn’t matter. It was an overnight decision, but implementing it was a much longer process that I still undergo even now. It’s a continuous process, but my life has been better and will continue to be better for it. Yours will be too.
About Rachel Hollis: Rachel Hollis is an American author, motivational speaker, and lifestyle blogger at TheChicSite. In 2018, Hollis became a both New York Times and USA Today bestseller with her debut book, Girl Wash Your Face. Hollis is set to follow her debut in March 2019 with the release of Girl Stop Apologizing: A Shame-Free Plan For Embracing And Achieving Your Goals.
Called “the Tony Robbins for women”, Hollis is known for her unique ability to empower and embolden her female audience. She has built a global social media fanbase and runs a podcast with her husband, Dave Hollis, called he RISE Together podcast. Hollis also runs a monthly coaching subscription series, helping people around the world better both their lives and their businesses.
Other Awesome Quotes From Rachel Hollis
“You, and only you, are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are.”
“People treat you with as much, or as little respect as you allow them to.”
“Maybe the hardest part of life is just having the courage to try.”
Who are your favorite businessmen and businesswomen, entrepreneurs and public figures? Who has motivated you the most? Drop a line in the comments and let me know!