I learned that over time, I had to strengthen my confidence to keep it intact and the way to do that was to take it one day at a time and be kind to myself. My inner saboteur was constantly sabotaging me (yes, I watch Rupaul's Drag Race religiously and this really hit home for me when Ru told Adore Delano this).
Falling in love with yourself is just like falling in love with someone else. It requires a lot of work and commitment but you have to make the choice to step up and make an effort.
Once we embrace our fears, faults, and uncertainties, once we stop running and avoiding and start confronting painful truths, we can begin to find the courage, perseverance, honesty, responsibility, curiosity, and forgiveness we seek.
There are only so many things we can give a fk about so we need to figure out which ones really matter, Manson makes clear.
Too often, we give so much love to others but not enough to ourselves. And the less I helped myself and the more I helped others, the more my dreams drifted further away. You have to believe in yourself, even when it seems like nothing is going right.
I'm a caregiver by nature and tend to help others with no hesitation. And that didn't help my confidence, especially within my career that had seemed to stall and my love life, which was a mess. I was so focused on that role of being a caregiver, that I didn't give myself care. I had to learn to accept my body, even the parts I don't like. Their purpose is to enable me to walk and see the world. I had to validate myself and not seek validation from others. I know that's hard but it is so necessary in order to push through and stay positive.
First and foremost, how strong is the temptation to interject with the answers when you’re hosting a trivia show? But for me, I feel for the contestants — I’m sort of right there with them.
Supposedly, you’re 50% dumber when you’re on the stage doing trivia or even on game shows.
For decades, we’ve been told that positive thinking is the key to a happy, rich life. "Let’s be honest, shit is fked and we have to live with it." In his wildly popular Internet blog, Manson doesn’t sugarcoat or equivocate.While money is nice, caring about what you do with your life is better, because true wealth is about experience.A much-needed grab-you-by-the-shoulders-and-look-you-in-the-eye moment of real-talk, filled with entertaining stories and profane, ruthless humor, The Subtle Art of Not Giving a Fk is a refreshing slap for a generation to help them lead contented, grounded lives.That's why the pre-quiz that they give people is usually so hard, like 1,000 times harder than what you end up playing on the show, because they have to make sure you can handle it when you're up there. It happens all the time, and I feel so bad for them.
Like this guy couldn’t remember the name of "Penny Lane" and you "But you know, it’s a phenomena.
Because even when I’ve done just a small presentation of the show to some of the departments within NPR who haven’t heard it yet, we’ll be in a room with 10 people under fluorescent lights and it’s all for fun, but even those people in that circle are whispering the answers.