By now, you can probably tell than I am a huge personal development junkie. As someone who strives to live my best life and be my best self, I’ve always resonated with the idea that I have the power within me to make radical changes in my life while making a positive impact on the world.

As I reflect on this year, I realize that I have not accomplished nearly as much as I had set out but I am even more fueled to finish the year strong and kick ass in the coming year. To jump start my vow renewal, I decided to check out Jen Sincero’s best selling book “You are a Badass: How to Stop Doubting Your Greatness and Start Living an Awesome Life”. I was blown aware by the wisdom, not to mention her down to earth, tell-it-like-it-is style of writing.

Here are my favorite quotes, reminders and lessons:

“And when our subconscious beliefs are out of alignment with the things and experiences we want in our conscious minds (and hearts), it creates confusing conflicts between what we’re trying to create and what we’re actually creating”

“The Universe will match whatever vibration you put out. And you can’t fool the Universe”

“The trick is to have both parts – energy and action – working in unison: unless your energy is lined up properly with that which you desire, really desire any action you take is going to require way more effort to get where you want to go, if it’s just you there at all”

“When we’re happy and all in love with ourselves, we can’t be bothered with the bullshit (our own or other peoples)”

“It’s about being proactive, about creating a life you love instead of meekly living the one you think you’re stuck with”

“Your job isn’t to know the how, its to know the what and to be open to discovering, and receiving, the how”

“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”

“If you want to attract good things and feelings into your life, send awesomeness out to everyone around you”

“The more consistently you stay in gratitude and focus on that which is good, the stronger your connection to Source Energy is, and the more quickly and effortlessly you’ll be able to manifest that which is unseen into your reality”

“Release all expectations, let everyone off the hook, treat people as a blank slate over and over again, expect only the best from them regardless of what they’ve done in the past and you may be surprised”

“Our entire experience on this planet is determined by how we choose to perceive our reality”

“If something negative happens in your life, feel it, learn from it, let it go and get back to focusing on the light you’re excited to live”

“Because so often when we say we are 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”

“If you want more time in your life, show time some respect”

“If you act like time isn’t important, that it’s fully worth wasting and disrespecting, you’re not in alignment with what you say you want so you’re gonna have a hard time getting it”

“Deciding that you can’t have something you need or want instantly cuts you off from the flow of manifesting it, as well as distances you from the part that lit you up about it in the first place. Once you think,
“I can’t”, The Universe is like, “Alrighty then, no assistance needed here, see you later”