Daily Blog #261
I was walking up and down the aisles of Target before being trapped on a plane for eleven hours when I came across You Are a Badass®: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life. I grabbed the book because I thought the title of it was hilarious, and started reading. As I sat there in Target skimming the book, I immediately became hooked. This was the only way that I was going to make it through a long and boring travel day.
It’s quite rare to find a book that feels like it is directly written for you, and only you. Maybe it is because I just started reading, but seriously, it is as if Jen Sincero is talking directly to me. From someone who is making “self-helpery” a priority in their life, I know how easy it is to sometimes lose sight of focus. While we are all capable of greatness, sometimes we just need a little help in uncovering what is already there right in front of us. My friends, that is exactly what you are going to get with this book. You are going to uncover the badassery that is already within you.
Even in writing this, I am already taking away some of the things that I have learned from the book. This is my first time writing I guess what you would call a “book review,” and I have to admit that I have spent the last hour or so on google searching how to actually write a book review.
But I realized that I was writing about finding our inner greatness, and here I was trying to mimic the greatness of others. Where is the fun and enjoyment in that? I am not like others, nor do I want to be. I am me, and that is my superpower.
So what is it about this book that makes it so special? What makes it special is the fact that it is written from someone who lived it, someone who doubted themself and their abilities every single day. After forty some years of living a life surrounded by nothing but doubt and misery, Jen Sincero walks us through how she changed her mindset to become nothing short of being a badass.
Sure, there are times where we are all going to feel like the world is against us. And there are going to be time where if feels as if nothing is going in our favor. But as long as we believe in ourselves, and as long as we love ourselves for the incredible beings that we are, then there isn’t anything that we can’t achieve.
There is one quote that I want to share with you from the book so that you can get a sense of what the rest of it is like. “The moment that you 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 biggest mistake is that we do it the other way around. We demand to see the evidence before we believe it to be true.”
Look, whatever you do, don’t let the name shy you away from how powerful this book actually is. Whether you are broke, rich, sad, happy, miserable, or successful, I strongly encourage you to take the time and read this. You will shortly realize that everything you have ever dreamed of is right in front of you. If you believe in yourself, and if you love the person that you are, then there isn’t anything that you can’t accomplish.
I know that this isn’t something that you would normally see from me, but this isn’t your normal book. I truly believe that we all have more potential than we give ourselves credit for, and you will realize truly this if you take the time to read this book. Yes, it is that good of a book.
It will make you think in ways that you have never thought possible. It will help you to realize the power that you never knew you had. And it will make you believe in yourself like you have never believed in yourself before.
I honestly can’t recommend this book enough. Because of reading it, I feel confident that I do have what it takes to achieve any and every one of my dreams. It isn’t a matter of if, but rather a matter of when. I have dug deep inside of myself, I have found my inner badass, and I am using it each and every day to become the person that I want to be. And that is something that I want all of you to experience as well.
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