Week of September 20th
Each week, I post a GirlHabits News Update that includes links to some of the best books/blogs/articles on the web and a few cool discoveries. I’ve also added an inspiring quote from each article.
Have an awesome weekend y’all! See you Soon!
Articles/Books + Quotes
“Plenty of people hate their jobs. I’ve had shitty jobs too — jobs I’ve hated and wanted desperately to leave. But almost without exception, the folks I know who are happiest are those who work hard, even if they don’t have jobs they love. And those who are unhappiest? They’re the ones without jobs for one reason or another. Does the unhappiness lead to the lack of work? Or does the lack of work make people unhappy? I’m not sure, but they seem to be connected…”
“But one day, you grow up and suddenly the tables are turned. People start expecting you to behave very much like they do. If you disagree and don’t conform to their expectations, some of them get confused or irritated. It’s almost as if they are asking: “Hey, everyone else is jumping off the bridge. Why aren’t you?…Most of us don’t really want the simplest possible life. We want a life that is free from clutter, yes—but we need to connect our lives with a greater purpose. We don’t need to own things we don’t use, but we should spend freely on meaningful experiences. We should invest in ourselves and invest in others…”
“For some reason, that casual answer shocked me to attention. What did I do in my spare time? I asked myself. As much as I liked clerking, I never spent one second more on legal subjects than I had to. For fun, I was writing a book which would later become (Power Money Fame Sex) and it occurred to me that perhaps I could write books for a living. Over the next several months, I became convinced that that was what I wanted to do. I’m a very ambitious, competitive person, and it was wrenching to walk away from my legal credentials and start my career over from the beginning…”
“Don’t be tempted to toss a life jacket over to the flailing arms of your banished self. Be brutal. Let everyone know that you’re now the one steering the ship. Follow the course you’ve set for yourself and don’t let anyone, any temptation or any sudden shift in the winds steer you off course. Waves of good and bad days will come, but don’t give up. Visualize the golden horizon up ahead and strive to stay on course…”
- Live A Better Life in 30 Days Challenge for September It doesn’t matter that September is almost over. You can still take on the challenge anytime. :)
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