I marked this book up one side and down the other. It's full of practical tips for defeating perfectionism, performancism, people-pleasing, and procrastination. It is not always easy to make the braver choice, but every time I do, I get braver. Since finishing the book, I have found myself procrastinating less often, as well as caring less about what others think of me than I used to. I'm also becoming braver in acknowledging my feelings and hurts, and in the process, moving forward.
The fact that I'm writing this series is testament to that: I used to care so much about what other people thought about what I read. I have one friend in particular who has been extremely outspoken about how much she despises Christian fiction as a whole, with only a few exceptions. I used to care so much about what she thought that I had all but silenced myself to avoid her scorn. I have come to realize that she is only one person, and she's entitled to her opinion. The change is in myself: I don't have to internalize the negativity, and I don't have to let anyone's opinions silence my own.
I highly recommend this book, especially if you don't consider yourself any sort of rebel at all.
To read more of this #31DaysofBooks series, visit the introduction post.