These are the best quotes from the book Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis.
Girl Wash Your Face is based on a particular lie Rachel Hollis believed that made her feel overwhelmed, inadequate, and ready to quit up. She talks with the wisdom and love of a BFF, helping women unravel the restrictive mindsets that undermine their self-confidence and hinder them from going ahead. She is a working mother, a former foster parent, and a woman who has suffered from anxieties about her body and relationships.
Quotes from Girl Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis
Our words have power, but our actions shape our life.
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.
Friends, it’s not about the goal or the dream you have. It’s about who you become on your way to that goal.
The only thing worse than giving up is wishing that you hadn’t.
Life is not supposed to overwhelm you at all times. Life isn’t meant to be merely survived—it’s meant to be lived.
Our society makes plenty of room for complacency or laziness; we’re rarely surrounded by accountability.
Childhood trauma is not a life sentence.
By the grace of God, I will wake up tomorrow and have another chance to do this life better.
Like most working moms, my life is a constant juggling act.
I don’t need to find anyone. Right now, in this moment, I’m my own hero.
Being a perfect mom is a myth—but being a pretty great mom, most of the time is actually possible.
The issue wasn’t that I didn’t know who I was; the problem was that I didn’t know who I had allowed myself to become.
Remember that we’re raising our children into the adults they will become. Our valiant endeavor will take us a lifetime of effort.
Imagine living your motherhood out from now until forever, without guilt.
Early on in this career, though, I realized that a lot of women look at lifestyle imagery as what they should aspire to be.
I looked for joy. I looked for peace.
And on the days that seem the hardest, you’ll remember that—by an inch or a mile—forward momentum is the only requirement.
Learning to rest is an ongoing process. Like any other lifelong behavior, I constantly fight the desire to slip back into the role I’ve played for so long.
I stopped comparing myself to other people, and I also stopped comparing myself to whomever I thought I was supposed to be.
That’s the incredible part about your dreams: nobody gets to tell you how big they can be.
Work just as hard for fun moments, vacation moments, and pee-your-pants-laughing moments as you do for all the other things.
Childhood trauma is not a life sentence. Extreme emotional pain doesn’t guarantee emotional pain for the rest of your life.
Nobody’s entire legacy is based on a single moment, but rather the collection of one’s experiences.
Imagine all of the things you would have missed today if you’d only been out here for yourself.
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.
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.
Every year you close a new chapter in your story. Please, please, please don’t write the same one seventy-five times and call it a life.
I wear each passing year with pride, and I truly don’t care what age I am one way or another.
We were a part of each other’s journey, a stop along the way to the ultimate destination, even if we won’t be there to see each other reach it.
As long as you’re working toward the things you hope to accomplish, it shouldn’t matter if it takes you a month or a decade.
Perception means we don’t see things as they are; we see things as we are.
Every day you’re choosing who you are and what you believe about yourself, and you’re setting the standards for the relationships in your life. Every day is a chance to start over.
You don’t see things as they are; you see things through the lends of what you think and feel and believe.
Your judgment is easily clouded when you’re in love.
I am an expert in rejection- or more specifically, I am an expert in bouncing back from rejection and fighting my way toward my goal.
A physical response to an emotional problem.
God has perfect timing.