End of The Year Book Reads

Ended the year reading @ShondaRhimes #YearOfYes. While few may consider it a "self-help" book, I found it to be an incredibly refreshing read of "motivational talks" coupled with realness/ vulnerability. Shonda shows readers that although wildly successful, she too is human. She too has fears, and despite owning Thursday night television, at one point in her life, she was miserable. She wasn't living her best life. So to combat that misery, she challenged herself to say yes to things that scared her. 
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Like a lot of my peers, I'm on this never ending quest for success, and there were a lot of takeaways from this book for those on the same mission. I'll let you read it yourself. BUT I love quotes so I'll share some of my favs from #YearOfYes!
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"You know what happens when all of your dreams come true? Nothing. I realized a very simple truth: that success, fame, having all my dreams come true would not fix or improve me, it wasn’t an instant potion for personal growth. Having all my dreams come true only seemed to magnify whatever qualities I already possessed."
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"Maybe you know exactly what you dream of being. Or maybe you’re paralyzed because you have no idea what your passion is. The truth is, it doesn’t matter. You don’t have to know. You just have to keep moving forward. You just have to keep doing something, seizing the next opportunity, staying open to trying something new."
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"Any difficult conversation, any tough issue I have sitting in the pit of my stomach, any unsaid confessions, any itchy little resentment and unpleasant business? I can talk about it. I want to talk about it. Because no matter how hard a conversation is, I know that on the other side of that difficult conversation lies peace."
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And my favorite one:
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🚨“I think a lot of people dream. And while they are busy dreaming, the really happy people, the really successful people, the really interesting, powerful, engaged people? Are busy doing.”

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