Rachel Hollis Quotes About Goals and Success
June 7, 2022 6:31 AM EST
These Rachel Hollis quotes about success will inspire you to set your own goals.
Rachel Hollis is an author and motivational speaker best known for her self-help books Girl, Wash Your Face and Girl, Stop Apologizing.
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Rachel Hollis quotes about qoals and success
1. “Girl, get ahold of your life. Stop medicating, stop hiding out, stop being afraid, stop giving away pieces of yourself, stop saying you can’t do it. Stop the negative self-talk, stop abusing your body, stop putting it off for tomorrow or Monday or next year. Stop crying about what happened and take control of what happens next. Get up, right now. Rise up from where you’ve been, scrub away the tears and the pain of yesterday, and start again . . . Girl, wash your face!” – Rachel Hollis
Everyday Application: Take care of yourself. Self-care comes in many forms. Some of which Rachel Hollis mentions: take better care of your body, speak positively to yourself, take action on the things you want to achieve, and wash your face. Better yet, take a long relaxing bath. Self-care is not selfish, it is necessary!
2. “You, and only you, are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are.” – Rachel Hollis
Everyday Application: Simple truth here. Everything comes down to our choices we make. We can choose how happy to be. Even when facing terrible things, the choice of how to react is yours. That doesn’t mean that things won’t be hard or hurt sometimes. But we are responsible for our choices, and we can choose growth.
3. “Falling down doesn’t matter, even if you do it a hundred times. All that matters is that you get up again.” – Rachel Hollis
Everyday Application: Failure is just a means to teach us something. Falling down isn’t failure if you get back up. Quitting is the only real failure out there. Plans often need adjusting, that isn’t quitting, that is just learning and adapting. Get back up!
4. “Comparison is the death of joy, and the only person you need to be better than is the one you were yesterday.” – Rachel Hollis
Everyday Application: Don’t compare yourself to others. Compare yourself to who you were yesterday. last week, or last month. Social media can be a comparison trap. Check out this article about managing jealousy caused by social media comparisons.
5. “Our words have power, but our actions shape our lives.” – Rachel Hollis
Everyday Application: Words have power, and we should choose them carefully. However, words are just not enough. We must also take actions that align with our words.
6. “When you really want something, you will find a way. When you don’t really want something, you’ll find an excuse.” – Rachel Hollis
Everyday Application: Ask yourself how bad your really want something, and then ask yourself why you want it! If your ‘why’ and your desire is strong enough you will find a way. This doesn’t mean you won’t face setbacks, challenges, or failures. It just means you will keep going!
7. “Your dream is worth fighting for, and while you’re not in control of what life throws at you, you are in control of the fight.” – Rachel Hollis
Everyday Application: Learn more about your locus of control. Do you have more of an internal or external locus of control? The truth is that you can not control which outside elements are going to impact your life. However, you can control how you react to them!
8. “Friends, it’s not about the goal or the dream you have. It’s about who you become on your way to that goal.” – Rachel Hollis
Everyday Application: The journey matters! Your goal might change, shift, or get replaced. However, the growth that you will experience from working hard, making sacrifices, and persevering will stay with you always!
9. “People treat you with as much, or as little respect as you allow them to.” – Rachel Hollis
Everyday Application: Set boundaries! We teach people how to treat us by determining which type of behavior we are willing to accept. Know your worth, and do not allow people to disrespect you!
10. “Maybe the hardest part of life is just having the courage to try.” – Rachel Hollis
Everyday Application: Being brave and having courage means that you did something even though it scared you. What terrifying goals have you been putting off? Go after it anyway! Be brave enough to try and enjoy the journey!
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11. “You must choose to be happy, grateful, and fulfilled. If you make that choice every single day, regardless of where you are or what’s happening, you will be happy.” – Rachel Hollis
Everyday Application: Few people choose to be unhappy, ungrateful, or unfulfilled on purpose. They just do not realize that we have a choice in these things at all, or that there are actionable steps we can take. You choose to be happy when you smile, treat others with kindness, or work on healing your pain. Gratitude happens when you focus on the positive and count your blessings. Want to feel more fulfilled? Use your strengths, meditate, and accomplish one important task each day!
12. “Life is not supposed to overwhelm you at all times. Life isn’t meant to be merely survived—it’s meant to be lived.” – Rachel Hollis
Everyday Application: How much of your life have you spent surviving, but not thriving? What is the difference between these things? Surviving is merely existing. Life has not beaten you down despite the trauma you have experienced. You are still here. There are moments in life, when surviving feels impossible. If you have been there and are reading this, then you are a warrior. However, there comes a point where you will need to let yourself thrive. Check out this article for tips on how!
13. “By embracing your calling and refusing to hide your glow, you wouldn’t just make your world brighter, you’d light the way for the women who come behind you.” – Rachel Hollis
Everyday Application: This makes sense from a practical view alone. If you took a flashlight and let it shine bright, that light would touch everything nearby and allow you to see. If you stuck a towel over it, the light would dim, making it much less effective. Why do we do that to ourselves? Let your light shine. Not only will you be able to see where you are going, but those around you will also be able to see the path. Find your calling and shine brightly!
14. “I know that blowing off a workout, a date, an afternoon to organize your closet, or some previous commitment to yourself doesn’t seem like a big deal—but it is. It’s a really big deal.” – Rachel Hollis
Everyday Application: Your thoughts, actions, and words, are the only thoughts, actions, and words that you have any control over. Period. So, if you do not honor your promises to yourself, then you will always believe that things don’t come true. You might always feel like people let you down. However, you can’t do anything about other people, but you can be true to your own commitments.
15. “The second you get set in your ways is the second a newer, fresher, more innovative company is going to come in and take your market share.” – Rachel Hollis
Everyday Application: Corporate growth and development is important. A company that innovates and develops will be more successful than one that stays stagnant. The same is true for people, though! Don’t be afraid to start fresh, grow your skills, and learn new ways of doing things.
16. “You are allowed to want more for yourself for no other reason than because it makes your heart happy. You don’t need anyone’s permission, and you certainly shouldn’t have to rely on anyone’s support as the catalyst to get you there.” – Rachel Hollis
Everyday Application: Of course, the support of others can be helpful in our life quest. However, it is not a requirement to fulfill your dreams. You have everything inside of you that you need to accomplish your dreams. It is ok to want those dreams for yourself, whether or not you have anyone else’s approval.
17. “Our society makes plenty of room for complacency or laziness; we’re rarely surrounded by accountability. We’re also rarely surrounded by sugar-free vanilla lattes, but when I really want one, I somehow find a way to get one.” – Rachel Hollis
Everyday Application: It is much easier for humans to choose complacency and stay in their comfort zone. Frankly, it is a lot less work and we already know what it looks like. We do not have to wonder about what it would be like if we failed. However, when you really want something you will do whatever is necessary to find a way.
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18. “Being a boss takes guts and tenacity. Being a boss takes hustle and strength. Getting to the level of boss takes hard work – often times, harder than our male counterpoint because in many industries, we’re fighting our way into a boys’ club.” – Rachel Hollis
19. “What I want to say is that we all judge each other, but even though we all do it, that’s not an excuse. Judging is still one of the most hurtful, spiteful impulses we own, and our judgments keep us from building a stronger tribe…or having a tribe in the first place. Our judgment prohibits us from beautiful, life-affirming friendships. Our judgment keeps us from connecting in deeper, richer ways because we’re too stuck on the surface-level assumptions we’ve made. Our judging has to stop.” – Rachel Hollis
20. “Your life is supposed to be a journey from one unique place to another; it’s not supposed to be a merry-go-round that brings you back to the same spot over and over again.” – Rachel Hollis
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21. “God has perfect timing, and it’s highly possible that by not being where you thought you should be, you will end up exactly where you’re meant to go.” – Rachel Hollis
22. “You need to be healthy. You don’t need to be thin. You don’t need to be a certain size or shape or look good in a bikini. You need to be able to run without feeling like you’re going to puke. You need to be able to walk up a flight of stairs without getting winded. You need to drink half your body weight in ounces of water every single day. You need to stretch and get good sleep and stop medicating every ache and pain. You need to stop filling your body with garbage like Diet Coke and fast food and lattes that are a million and a half calories. You need to take in fuel for your body that hasn’t been processed and fuel for your mind that is positive and encouraging. You need to get up off the sofa or out of the bed and move around. Get out of the fog that you have been living in and see your life for what it is.” – Rachel Hollis
Everyday Application: What we put into our minds and bodies effects our overall health and happiness. If you are existing on a diet of unhealthy food and not being active, then physically, your health will suffer. If you spend your day consuming nothing but negative information, then your mental health will also be affected. You deserve to live a happy and healthy life, and you can start by taking good care of yourself.
23. “You were not made to be small. You are not a little girl. You are a grown woman, and it’s time you grew up.” – Rachel Hollis
24. “Who you are is defined by the next decision you make, not the last one.” – Rachel Hollis
Everyday Application: While the choices you made in the past have influenced the next set of choices you are facing, they do not define who you are. The next choice you make could be the one that sets you on a new course, or it could continue taking you further down the path you are on. Every moment that you are alive, you can make different choices if you don’t like where you are.
25. “Every successful business professional I know is constantly learning, reading, growing in their field.” – Rachel Hollis
26. “I am successful because I refused to take no for an answer. I am successful because I have never once believed my dreams were someone else’s to manage. That’s the incredible part about your dreams: nobody gets to tell you how big they can be. When it comes to your dreams, no is not an answer. The word no is not a reason to stop. Instead, think of it as a detour or a yield sign. No means merge with caution. No reminds you to slow down—to re-evaluate where you are and to judge how the new position you’re in can better prepare you for your destination. In other words, if you can’t get through the front door, try the side window. If the window is locked, maybe you slide down the chimney. No doesn’t mean that you stop; it simply means that you change course in order to make it to your destination.” – Rachel Hollis
27. “Your integrity is the only thing they can’t take away from you.” – Rachel Hollis
28. “Be honest with yourself about what you’re blowing off. A little cancellation here or a bow-out there can add up… but only if you refuse to acknowledge your actions.” – Rachel Hollis
29. “It happens when you stop asking permission to be yourself.” – Rachel Hollis
Everyday Application: Be who you are! You won’t know everything you could be or do in this life if you are not being true to yourself. You are you for a reason. You do not have to be like everyone else, or have the approval of others to live your life fully.
30. “Nothing that lasts is accomplished quickly. Nobody’s entire legacy is based on a single moment, but rather the collection of one’s experiences. If you’re lucky, your legacy will be a lifetime in the making.” – Rachel Hollis
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31. “Embracing the idea that you can want things for yourself even if nobody else understands the whys behind them is the most freeing and powerful feeling in the world.” – Rachel Hollis
32. “Gratitude practice is really, really important to me. I think it’s an incredible way to start your day.” – Rachel Hollis
33. “Being a boss has been one of the greatest privileges and challenges of my life.” – Rachel Hollis
34. “For me, using a notebook every day keeps me on track! Some people use planners; those are great, too.” – Rachel Hollis
35. “I recognized a great truth: if I wanted a better life than the one I’d been born into, it was up to me to create it.” – Rachel Hollis
36. “I used to read those bits about finding your other half, and I totally bought into it. But that’s not the way it works. Two half people don’t make a whole. You’ve got to be completely whole on your own before you can be one half of anything.” – Rachel Hollis
37. “Nobody gets to tell you how big your dreams can be.” – Rachel Hollis
38. “It’s usually our opposites who complement us best because they’re the only ones who can balance us out.” – Rachel Hollis
39. “No doesn’t mean that you stop; it simply means that you change course in order to make it to your destination.” – Rachel Hollis
40. “Don’t tell me you don’t have it in you to want something more for your life. Don’t tell me you have to give up because it’s difficult. This is life or death too. This is the difference between living a life you always dreamed of or sitting alongside the death of the person you were meant to become.” – Rachel Hollis
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41. “You become who you surround yourself with. You become what you consume. If you find yourself in a slump or feel as though you’re living in a negative space, take a good hard look at who and what you see every day.” – Rachel Hollis
42. “When it comes to your dreams, no is not an answer.” – Rachel Hollis
43. “A lifetime of believing that your value—or lack thereof—is determined by your body or your face or your whatever means that you’ve got a lifetime of negative talk in your head playing on repeat. You need to replace that voice with something positive. You need to replace that voice with the opposite truth—the thing you most need to believe. So come up with a mantra and say it to yourself a thousand times a day until it becomes real.” – Rachel Hollis
44. “You cannot keep living in the excuses of something that happened fifteen or twenty years ago. Because, seriously, how is that working for you?” – Rachel Hollis
45. “Work just as hard for fun moments, vacation moments, and pee-your-pants-laughing moments as you do for all the other things. I encourage you to take a walk, call a friend, have a glass of wine, enjoy a bubble bath, or take a long lunch. All of that work will be there when you get back, and a little time away can recharge your batteries and give you the energy to battle that ever-growing to-do list.” – Rachel Hollis
46. “Sometimes choosing to walk away, even if it means breaking your own heart, can be the greatest act of self-love you have access to.” – Rachel Hollis
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47. “You can survive losing a piece of your heart without losing the core of who you are.” – Rachel Hollis
48. “Friends, your struggles don’t mean that you’re weak; they mean you’re human. Your inexperience doesn’t mean you won’t succeed; it means you haven’t yet.” – Rachel Hollis
49. “A goal is a dream with it’s work boots on.” – Rachel Hollis
50. “Because it’s impossible to go somewhere new, to become something new, without first acknowledging where you are.” – Rachel Hollis
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51. “There are a hundred ways to learn to swim and one very easy way to drown, and that is by being unwilling to admit you’re drowning in the first place.” – Rachel Hollis
52. “This is the worst! Worse than that time I finished all the books that had been published so far in a series a full year before the final book came out.” – Rachel Hollis
53. “You have the ability to change your life. You’ve always had the power, Dorothy. You just have to stop waiting for someone else to do it for you. There is no easy way out of this; there is no life hack. Just you and your God-given strength and how much you desire change.” – Rachel Hollis
54. “Inside my head is a tumble of incoherent screams that sound an awful lot like someone speaking in tongues. Apparently, my inner voice is Pentecostal.” – Rachel Hollis
55. “We need to start having a very real conversation about why we accept truths about ourselves as women that we would never consider for men.” – Rachel Hollis
56. “Stop waiting for someday; someday is a myth. Don’t wait to have the time; start planning to make the time.” – Rachel Hollis
57. “Ambition looks like you living in a way others won’t so you will have a life others can’t.” – Rachel Hollis
58. “So I made a decision. I will do my best, and I will trust that my best is exactly what God intended for these babies.” – Rachel Hollis
59. “There are hundreds of ways to lose yourself, but the easiest of them all is refusing to acknowledge who you truly are in the first place.” – Rachel Hollis
60. “Recognizing the lies we’ve come to accept about ourselves is the key to growing into a better version of ourselves.” – Rachel Hollis
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