I love this book. It's been an eye opener. Here are a few of the jewels that Chrystal explains.
“Do what you can with what you have. Your job is to live well, embracing what you do know, what you can do, and who you can be—today. If you wait until you have enough information or ability, the perfect opportunity or circumstances, or exactly the right mood, mindset, or physical makeup, you’re pushing pause on your life. Even if you choose to stop living, the clock does not stop ticking.”
“Discipline isn’t easy, but it’s necessary. It takes reprogramming your habits and your thoughts, as well as mastering your emotions. Yet it’s essential. The discipline with which you live your life will be the foundation on which you live a life you love. Discipline isn’t easy, but it’s worth it. Do what you have to do now, so you can do what you want to do later.”
“I want to challenge you to embrace the process of your progress and to focus on pouring yourself fully into making the decisions you need to make, and then doing whatever it takes to stick with your chosen direction. I hope you’ll use discernment in the people, places, and things that are in your life, and that you’ll exercise the discipline necessary to dig deep and get to the girl you were always meant to be.”
"Beautiful girl, every struggle you have will help you develop the strength you need to fly. You are capable of doing the work.”
“I’ve learned how important it is for me to rule my emotions instead of letting my emotions rule me. While I don’t always do it perfectly, I understand the importance of not wearing every emotion on my sleeve and talking to my heart based on what my head knows to be true. I’ve also learned the art of showing up. As a person who struggles with insecurity, I sometimes find myself feeling unworthy, ill-equipped, or undeserving. But I know that the way I feel isn’t always the barometer of what is true.”
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