Rachel Hollis Quotes

What are your favorite Rachel Hollis quotes?

Rachel Hollis is a motivational speaker, blogger and best-selling author of books like Girl, Wash Your Face, Girl, Stop Apologizing, Didn’t See That Coming: Putting Life Back Together When Your World Falls Apart, Party Girl, Smart Girl, Sweet Girl, Party Girl’s First Date and others.

Many lives have been transformed through Rachel Hollis’ work and many people consider her to be the inspiration that influenced their decision to take the wheel and turn their lives into the right direction.

Here are some of my favorite Rachel Hollis quotes about life, goals, dreams, friends and so much more:

Rachel Hollis Quotes About Life

Rachel Hollis quotes about life

1. Childhood trauma is not a life sentence. -Rachel Hollis

2. If you want to see traction and results, consistency is key. -Rachel Hollis

3. Stop waiting for someday; someday is a myth. Don’t wait to have the time; start planning to make the time. -Rachel Hollis

4. 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

5. I am one of the happiest gals you know because I choose it every single day. I choose to practice gratitude; I choose to surround myself with things and people who support positivity. -Rachel Hollis

6. Stop beating yourself up for being on the beginning side of yet, no matter what age you are. Yet is your potential. Yet is a promise. Yet is what keeps you moving forward. Yet is a gift, and you are enough to get to the other side of it. -Rachel Hollis

7. Not having the knowledge just makes you teachable, not stupid. Not being in shape just makes you moldable, not lazy. Not having the experience just makes you eager, not ignorant. Flip the script and force yourself to see the positive where you’ve only seen negative. -Rachel Hollis

8. Know this one great truth: you are in control of your own life. You get one and only one chance to live, and life is passing you by. Stop beating yourself up, and dang it, stop letting others do it too. Stop accepting less than you deserve. Stop buying things you can’t afford to impress people you don’t even really like. Stop eating your feelings instead of working through them. Stop buying your kids’ love with food, or toys, or friendship because it’s easier than parenting. Stop abusing your body and your mind. Stop! Just get off the never-ending track.

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9. 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

10. In the absence of experience or knowledge, determination makes the difference between where you are and where you want to be! -Rachel Hollis

11. Having something to work toward gives us purpose. Achieving new milestones, even little ones, gives us a sense of accomplishment and pride. -Rachel Hollis

12. Hope is a beautiful thing and an incredibly valuable tool to help keep us motivated and inspired about the possibility for the future. But let’s be very clear on this point: hope is not a strategy. -Rachel Hollis

13. 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

14. I was living my entire life waiting for a moment to be special enough for me to look, feel and act my best, and the truth is, you don’t need a special moment, or any reason at all, to do that. If not now, then when? This saying became my mantra and the answer to a dozen different questions. -Rachel Hollis

15. This amazing thing happens when you start to grow in one area of your life: other areas improve with it. If you drop a handful of pebbles into a lake, you’ll move the water around a bit. If you drop a boulder into a lake—meaning, if you put all your energy into one area—the impact is incredible. The ripple effects of that choice spread out in all directions. -Rachel Hollis

Rachel Hollis Quotes About Goals

Rachel Hollis quotes about goals

16. A goal is a dream with it’s work boots on. -Rachel Hollis

17. You aren’t going to find the time to pursue your goals; you’re going to make the time to pursue your goals. And the first thing you’re going to need to accept is that you are in control of your schedule. -Rachel Hollis

18. Friends, it’s not about the goal or the dream you have. It’s about who you become on your way to that goal.

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19. A goal is a dream you’ve decided to make real. A goal is a destination you’re working toward instead of an idea you’re only considering or hoping for. -Rachel Hollis

20. What are the advantages of not knowing, not understanding, not conquering, not having, not achieving your goals yet? The yet matters. The yet reminds us that we have a whole week, month, life ahead of us to become who we were made to be. You are enough. Today. As you are. -Rachel Hollis

Rachel Hollis Quotes About Dreams

Rachel Hollis quotes about dreams

21. Ambition looks like you living in a way others won’t so you will have a life others can’t. -Rachel Hollis

22. 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. -Rachel Hollis

23. 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.

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24. In fact, when you understand that you don’t have to justify your dreams to anyone else for any reason, that’s the day you truly begin to step into who you’re meant to be. -Rachel Hollis

25. You were made to have the dreams you’re afraid of having. You were made to do things that you don’t think you’re qualified for. You were made to be a leader, You were made to contribute. You were made to make changes for good, Both in your local community and the world at large. You were made to be more than you are today and – this is the important part – your version of more might not look like my more, or hers. -Rachel Hollis

Rachel Hollis Quotes About Friends

Rachel Hollis quotes about friends

26. 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

27. I believe I found my tribe when I started to live more fully into who I truly was. I believe I struggled to find real friendships before because I wasn’t being my authentic self and so I couldn’t find people who “spoke my language.” Finding a group of people who just GET you changes everything. Not only is it fun and fulfilling, but it’s also deeply validating. -Rachel Hollis

28. Good friends are a gift and they make life more magical and beautiful.

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29. Be mindful of the people you hang out with, the words you use, and the way you present yourself to the world around you. Pay attention to the times or the circumstances that make you feel the most self-assured, and then work to cultivate more opportunities like those.

30. This advice isn’t just about ignoring the haters… it’s about ignoring EVERYONE’S opinion about you. I knew I shouldn’t listen to haters… where I really struggled was with the opinion of family and friends (who I really cared about) who didn’t like that I was a working mom. I loved my work and I was so proud of the company I was building but I held so much shame about it because I knew that other people didn’t approve. -Rachel Hollis

Rachel Hollis: Girl, Stop Apologizing Quotes

Rachel Hollis Girl Stop Apologizing quotes

31. 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

32. 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

33. 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

34. Friends, personal growth is supposed to be personal. It’s not one size fits all. It has to be customized to you and the way you learn best, or it’s never going to stick. Be strict about your goal but flexible in how you get there. -Rachel Hollis

35. 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

36. You are enough. Today. As you are. Stop beating yourself up for being on the beginning side of yet, no matter what age you are. Yet is your potential. Yet is a promise. Yet is what keeps you moving forward. Yet is a gift, and you are enough to get to the other side of it. -Rachel Hollis

37. Because the world needs your spark. The world needs your energy. The world needs you to show up for your life and take hold of your potential! We need your ideas. We need your love and care. We need your passion. We need your business models. We need to celebrate your successes. We need to watch you rise back up after your failures. We need to see your courage. We need to hear your what if. We need you to stop apologizing for being who you are and become who you were meant to be. -Rachel Hollis

38. Who you are is defined by the next decision you make, not the last one.

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39. Sis, don’t be afraid of failure. Be afraid of never achieving anything at all because you were too afraid of what others might think of you for trying. -Rachel Hollis

40. 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

41. 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

42. Other people don’t get to tell you what you can have! Someone else doesn’t get to tell you who you can be! The world doesn’t get to decide what you can try. You are the only one who can make that decision. -Rachel Hollis

43. You’ve got to plan for your success. You’ve got to be intentional, and you’ve got to decide right now that you can be whoever you want to be and achieve whatever you want to achieve. You’ve got to believe it. -Rachel Hollis

44. I don’t care what religion you were raised in. You weren’t taught guilt and shame by your creator. You were taught guilt and shame by people. That means whatever your people thought was shameful is what you learned to be ashamed of. Whatever your family or the influential people in your life thought was something to feel guilty about is what you have guilt about now. -Rachel Hollis

45. For many women the weight of other people’s opinions will be too big a burden to carry; they won’t be able to step outside the safety net because they’re too scared. But that’s not us. We’re willing to go after it, we’re willing to be audacious, and we’re willing to take it on because the chance to live into our full potential is worth any backlash that comes our way. Some say good girls don’t hustle. Well, I’m okay with that. I care more about changing the world than I do about its opinion of me. -Rachel Hollis

Rachel Hollis: Girl, Wash Your Face Quotes

Rachel Hollis Girl Wash Your Face quotes

46. The only thing worse than giving up is wishing that you hadn’t. -Rachel Hollis

47. You, and only you, are ultimately responsible for who you become and how happy you are. -Rachel Hollis

48. Someone else’s opinion of you is none of your business.” Let me say that again for the people in the cheap seats. -Rachel Hollis

49. Decide that you care more about creating your magic and pushing it out into the world than you do about how it will be received. -Rachel Hollis

50. 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

51. 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

52. Moving doesn’t change who you are. It only changes the view outside your window. 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

53. Comparison is the death of joy, and the only person you need to be better than is the one you were yesterday.

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54. Our words have power, but our actions shape our lives. -Rachel Hollis

55. I cannot continue to live as half of myself simply because it’s hard for others to handle all of me. -Rachel Hollis

56. When you really want something, you will find a way. When you don’t really want something, you’ll find an excuse. -Rachel Hollis

57. 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

58. 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. -Rachel Hollis

59. The God who made the moon and the stars and the mountains and the oceans, the Creator who did all of those things, believed that you and your baby were meant to be a pair. That doesn’t mean you’re going to be a perfect fit. That doesn’t mean you won’t make mistakes. It does mean that you need not fear failure because you can’t fail a job you were created to do. -Rachel Hollis

60. 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 you body that hasn’t been processed and fuel for you 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

Rachel Hollis: Didn’t See That Coming Quotes

Rachel Hollis Didn't See That Coming quotes

61. I will not hold space for your expectations, your recriminations, or your judgment. -Rachel Hollis

62. Sometimes what you need to be courageous is the understanding that there is no alternative. -Rachel Hollis

63. Showing up means you keep going even when it’s hard—not because you want to but because you must. -Rachel Hollis

64. I truly believe it’s possible to achieve anything you want, with hard work, but you don’t get to control the variables that will make it so or the time frame in which it appears. -Rachel Hollis

65. Obsessing over this person and why they did what they did will not serve you. You are not defined by the pain they inflicted—you are defined by what you turn that pain into. -Rachel Hollis

66. I don’t believe that other people, no matter how much they care about me, will every truly know what goes on in my life and therefore, they don’t get any say in how I live it. -Rachel Hollis

67. What’s good will always be good, and one of the most awful, beautiful things about the hard seasons is that unless we experience hardship, we’ll never truly appreciate and remember the good that was always good. -Rachel Hollis

68. I am willing to be the villain in someone else’s story if it means I can be the hero of my own.

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69. You are not defined by the pain they inflicted—you are defined by what you turn that pain into. -Rachel Hollis

70. Live it for those who came before, those who’ve passed on, and those who will carry your legacy forward long after you’re gone. -Rachel Hollis

71. Don’t fear your own weakness, fear drowning in despair for the rest of your time on earth because you were too afraid to confront your pain. -Rachel Hollis

72. I don’t believe that other people, no matter how much they care about me, will every truly know what goes on in my life and therefore, they don’t get any say in how I live it. I am willing to be the villain in someone else’s story if it means I can be the hero of my own. -Rachel Hollis

73. When we go through something difficult or encounter a big life change it takes courage to move forward in any way. Meaning, in order to move forward you must decide that there is something greater at stake than the way you’re feeling or your fear of feeling pain again. -Rachel Hollis

74. The person you lost would never, ever want you to suffer over their absence. If anything, they’d want you to experience the bittersweet memories of your time together. They’d want you to be happy, they’d want you to laugh again, they’d want you to live the fullest, richest life you can. -Rachel Hollis

75. When you’re in the midst of a crisis, in the heart of the storm, the only thing you can and should focus on is your present. Focus on the day you’re in. If this day feels too big, focus on the next hour and how to care for yourself for those sixty minutes inside of it. Once you gain strength in your present, then you will find the space and energy you need to dream about the future. -Rachel Hollis