Quotes of Ruth Soukup

“ When we set goals that feel safe and achievable, we are caving in to our own preconceived notions of what we are capable of. ”

- Ruth Soukup

“ It’s an act of courage whenever you make the decision to accept responsibility for every choice and decision you make. ”

- Ruth Soukup

“ When you take ownership, you don’t have to worry about what happens to you or how other people might treat you or what obstacles might come your way, because ultimately you are in control. ”

- Ruth Soukup

“ Fear is a funny thing.... The very instinct designed to protect us also holds us back. ”

- Ruth Soukup

“ Let your fear of regret be stronger than your fear of failure. ”

- Ruth Soukup

“ Big goals provide the road map for our lives, the compass that tells us we’re moving in the right direction. ”

- Ruth Soukup

“ If your ultimate goal is not to have a home that looks like it belongs in a magazine or to drive a Cadillac Escalade, then what sense does it make to compare yourself or your home or your vehicle to the friends who has made that her primary objective? ”

- Ruth Soukup

“ You see, when we set goals that feel safer and achievable, we are caving in to our own preconceived notions of what we are capable of. We’re not pushing past our comfort zone; we’re just settling for status quo. ”

- Ruth Soukup

“ No one gets a free pass. None of us are guaranteed a perfectly pleasant journey free of hardship, struggle, and pain. ”

- Ruth Soukup

“ Have you ever heard of SMART goals? It’s basically the idea that your goals should be Specific, Measurable, Attainable, Relevant, and Time Bound. Meaning, you should know exactly what can actually accomplish; it should be meaningful to you; and it should have a deadline. ”

- Ruth Soukup

“ Rules are for suckers. ”

- Ruth Soukup

“ I may not have control over everything, but I can take responsibility for the choices I make. ”

- Ruth Soukup

“ A big part of your fear comes from the script that has been playing inside your head—the message telling you that you don’t want to take the blame. ”

- Ruth Soukup

“ Try to put your “rejection” guard down, and don’t assume you’re being rejected anytime someone says no. Most of the time, they are not rejecting you! ”

- Ruth Soukup

“ This propensity toward jealousy and criticism—which ultimately comes from a place of feeling unworthy—can have an adverse effect on relationships. ”

- Ruth Soukup

“ A big part of your fear comes from the script that plays inside your head. ”

- Ruth Soukup

“ It’s important to take care of yourself so you can be there for others. ”

- Ruth Soukup

“ Give yourself permission to practice selfcare and to make time for your own dreams, goals, and priorities. ”

- Ruth Soukup

“ Everyone experiences fear differently means that the path to overcoming fear will also be a little bit different for everyone. ”

- Ruth Soukup

“ Overcommitment is a downward spiral that is best avoided by saying no. ”

- Ruth Soukup

“ Make a point of practicing imperfect action—do one thing each day just to do it, not because it needs to be “right. ”

- Ruth Soukup

“ It’s okay to have your own opinion and for other people to disagree. Disagreement doesn’t mean they don’t like you. ”

- Ruth Soukup

“ It’s not always easy to write your own rules, especially when you are most comfortable with following other people’s rules. ”

- Ruth Soukup

“ The only way to truly overcome your insecurities and fears of not being capable is to start proving to yourself that you actually are capable. ”

- Ruth Soukup

“ When you make a conscious choice to stop worrying about all the ways you might screw up and focus instead only on what you can learn from the experience, you give yourself the power to simply try, regardless of what the outcome will be. ”

- Ruth Soukup

“ When you can start looking at life as a series of lessons rather than mistakes, it will give you more freedom to experiment rather than always striving to achieve perfection. ”

- Ruth Soukup

“ Nothing builds up confidence faster than just taking action and doing it scared. ”

- Ruth Soukup

“ A big part of your fear of being judged or of letting people down comes from the script that plays inside your head—a script that says others might not love or accept you if you don’t perform the way you think they want you to. ”

- Ruth Soukup

“ It’s important to remember that mistakes and failure are just a normal part of life. Plus, it’s often our mistakes that teach us all the good stuff we need to know to keep moving forward! ”

- Ruth Soukup

“ Your principles don’t need to be elaborate or even completely original, but they should ring true to you and fit within your own set of core beliefs. ”

- Ruth Soukup
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