Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight: Quotes

I just finished Get Your Sh*t Together, and I NEEDED this book. No, I’m not a total mess and don’t have it together-at least, not all the time. I have my moments of not-togetherness. I liked this book because it’s HONESTLY REAL and RELATABLE. Everyone can benefit from this book (if you’re opposed to curse words, it might be a struggle). I encourage you to read this novel to help you with your life that is (hopefully) a happy and healthy adventure. 🙂 ❤

(I won’t spell out any of the curse words, but you’ll know one when you see one).

“Now I’m here to show you how you can make some big changes too. Or small ones. Whatever you need to do to be happy. Honestly? You just have to get your [ish] together” (4).

“It took me far too long to figure out that there was so much more I could be doing with my life, if I could only stop worrying about what I should be doing” (6).


[L]et it be known that not having your [ish] together doesn’t automatically make you a bad person” (19).

“For most of us, not having our [ish] together is merely an inconvenient state of being, not a true character flaw” (19).


Just because you are doing a ton of [ish] all day, every day, does NOT mean you have your [ish] together” (28).


Getting it together takes three steps. 1. Strategize: Set a goal and make a plan to achieve that goal in a series of small, manageable chunks. 2. Focus: Set aside time to complete each chunk. 3. Commit: Do what you need to do to check off your chunks” (30).


Give yourself the time and space to do the [ish] that needs doing, to get you closer to your goal” (46).


“Turns out goal-setting doesn’t have to be about aspiring to what you want to be, so much as putting an end to what you don’t want to be” (51).


[T]urn your to-do list into a must-do list” (72).


[D]istance yourself from distraction” (89).


[S]et boundaries and enforce them” (176).


[H]ow important is it to you to make this whole physical fitness thing happen?” (188)


“Eat what you need to eat to function the way you need to function, don’t overdo it if you want your heart and liver to keep functioning, and enjoy life while you’re at it. Everything in moderation” (191).


Getting your [ish] together for the big stuff is just getting your [ish] together for a bunch of small stuff, over time” (200).


Sometimes getting your [ish] together is about admitting you DON’T have your [ish] together in a particular area” (205).


You can’t give yourself to others if there’s nothing left of yourself to give, can you?” (217)

[L]ife’s deepest [ish] gets tidied up and swept away one small, manageable chunk at a time” (224).


[S]top caring about what other people think of your life choices” (226).


[A]ccept that failure is an option” (237).


[H]olding perfection in your sights is a self-defeating strategy” (239).


Even the biggest, most celebrated winners are rarely actually perfect” (241).


If you’re struggling to the point that no combination of strategy, focus, and commitment can keep the [ish]storm at bay, it’s perfectly okay to bring in reinforcements” (248).


Because big life changes are made in small, manageable chunks” (249).

A little bit at a time” (249).


Knight, Sarah. Get your sh*t together: how to stop worrying about what you should do so you can finish what you need to do and start doing what you want to do. London, Hachette Book Group, Inc., 2016.

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