Hannah Brencher knows that the clock striking midnight on December 31 isn’t going to magically reset any of our lives. 2021 isn’t the answer. Instead, we need to choose hope over the lies that we’re not good enough. We need to stay in the fight – the fight to show up, the fight to move forward, the fight to believe we can actually change this world for the better.

Fighting Forward: Your Nitty-Gritty Guide to Beating the Lies that Hold You Back (Zondervan) is a reminder to stay in the fight, an anthem to give readers strength, and a playbook on how to keep going. Hope is alive, and there is still a reason to wake up, get up, and move forward into each new day.

In today’s episode we chat about:
  • The World Needs More Love Letters global community
  • Being women who do good
  • Her struggle with depression
  • Staying in the fight
  • Fighting against the cultural norm
  • Beating the lies that are holding us back
  • Finding the strength to start
  • The “Promise Me You’ll Fail” contract 
  • Prioritizing mental health
  • Showing up for your life
  • Changing the world for the better

“It’s not so much the letters, but the power of humans showing up for one another.”

“We simply need to wake up and be present to the world around us. Impact starts exactly where you are.”

“I was looking for significance on the world’s level, but God showed me He was writing my story right where I was.”

“I wanted to be the kind of person that did what I said I was going to do. We need to be willing to follow through and finish well. It starts with consistency and following through with the people He has already entrusted to you.”

“There are varying levels and degrees of depression.”

“What you see on the screen is not the reality.”

“Breakthrough starts when we let people in.”

“It’s OK to not be OK.”

“Just because I was having these dark thoughts did not mean they were true.”

“Do the opposite of what your depression tells you to do.”

“Those small victories stack up to you becoming who you want to become”

“So often we are reactive rather than being proactive.”

“Quiet time is anything but quiet for me. I call it my junk hour.”

“Usually, people are not making progress because of fear. We have to show up and do it afraid. We can’t let anxiety change the outcome.”

“I’m always looking for a reason why I am capable of doing something, but God simply says I am with you.”

“It has to start small if we want it to be sustainable.”

“I believe wholeheartedly in the power of 15 minutes.”

“When we make the time to do something that lights us up we find that we have even more energy to do the other things in life that feel more mundane.”

“Failure just means that you’re learning and growing. You can mess up and then get up.”

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Hannah Brencher (hannahbrenchercreative.com)