I was finally able to get a copy of Anna Kendrick's Scrappy Little Nobody from my library and instead of writing a full review, I thought it would be a perfect time to choose some awesome quotes from her book and do another round of Quotables!
Why it speaks to me: It's good to have confidence, but it's also important to be realistic. I think if we have a little bit of self-doubt about something, it makes us work harder to achieve it. Too much confidence leads to complacency. And it's rare in this life that things will magically work out or just be handed to us; very often we have to work for the things we want, and I think that makes us deserve it more, because we were willing to put in the time to get it.
Why it speaks to me: I love this quote because it speaks to a spirit of volunteerism. We go to our jobs everyday mainly because we get paid and we need the money. But it's often the things we do outside of work that we're most passionate about - whether it's reading, blogging, or doing charity work. We do these things because we love them, not because we're getting paid for it.
Why it speaks to me: What does "nice" even mean? Agreeable, obedient, never saying a bad word against anyone or anything? It's kind of blah, what someone says when they don't know you very well. Like Anna, I'd rather be known for other qualities, something more definable and precise, like honesty.
Why it speaks to me: Sure, sometimes it's nice to dream about going back to my (relatively) carefree college days. But I've grown so much since then, and I don't think I would trade back those years. There are benefits to the wisdom, strength, and stability that come with being 30+!
Which of these is your favorite? Do you identify with any of them?