March Book of the Month

I’m a little late in posting March’s book of the month, but I was pretty sure I knew it needed to be this book.  I just needed to finish it first.

I told you a few weeks ago that I thought this book would be life-changing.  I feel like I’ve already won an insecurity battle by admitting that I needed this book.  But truly, we all need this book.

Women – this disease of insecurity is crippling us.  It may rear it’s ugly head in different ways for each of us, but I really think you’ll find yourself somewhere in the pages of this book.

Men – you are not exempt.  Although Beth writes this to women, she shares some insights on how this affects you guys too.  We also know we drive you crazy with our insecurity crap, so maybe reading this would give you a bit more insight into the mental and emotional battle we’re fighting daily.

Here are some of my favorite quotes from the book:

The enemy of your soul has a tremendous amount to gain if you don’t deal with your insecurities.

Insecurity is not the same thing as sensitivity.

Insecurity’s best cover is perfectionism.  That’s where it becomes an art form.

Not only will insecurity cheat us of reaching and then operating consistently at maximum potential, it also will turn our coworkers into threats and trap us into becoming posers.

Insecurity lives in constant terror of loss.

It’s up to us whether or not we’re going to let the worst of us get the best of us.

We will never feel better about ourselves by becoming more consumed with ourselves.

Unchecked and unhealed, it (insecurity) makes an idiot out of us over and over.

Hitting any nerves yet?

If you are ready to take the leap, I challenge you to go get your copy of So Long, Insecurity

Have you read it yet? What would you add?

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  • rebeccannb March 10, 2010  

    I saw this book a few weeks ago and knew I needed to read it. More than ever before I have been dealing with insecurities in my world. Yep, hit a few nerves… which I think is good for me. This book is now on my list to read soon!

    • jcatron March 10, 2010  

      I think certain seasons of our lives bring our insecurities out in full force. Hope this book will encourage you.

  • Lindsey_Nobles March 10, 2010  

    I can't add any more books to my reading list. But this one looks good.

    • Jenni Catron March 10, 2010  

      I’m going to “bully” you into reading it. Not so much for you, but so that you can hold me accountable to my insecurity issues. 🙂

  • mcadesigns March 10, 2010  

    I am about half way through the book. (Digesting this one slowly.) It is speaking volumes to me. It is painful, but encouraging at the same time. I also have a post about this one that will go up on my blog soon.

    • Jenni Catron March 10, 2010  

      Yes, I had to read it slowly to absorb it too.

  • Karen (@awordsmith) March 10, 2010  

    This book is already on my Kindle waiting to be read. Looks like I might need to move it up!

    • Jenni Catron March 10, 2010  

      Move it up – I promise it’s worth it!

  • brandiandboys March 10, 2010  

    just purchased it on monday… can't wait for it to arrive!

  • bennettaj March 10, 2010  

    Thanks! I've been waffling on whether to get this but I definitely identified with some of those quotes. It's going on the to-read list!

  • alece March 10, 2010  

    woah. "Insecurity’s best cover is perfectionism. That’s where it becomes an art form." that definitely struck a nerve.

    does the book give practical tips/teaching for actually conquering insecurity?