Motivational quotes for a little get-up-and-go!
If you’re flagging in the motivation stakes (we’ve all been there) sometimes you need are some well-timed words of wisdom. Here are some quotes from 12 inspiring women that will hopefully get your day back on track.
"I want our young people to know that they matter, that they belong. So don’t be afraid – you hear me, young people? Don’t be afraid. Be focused. Be determined. Be hopeful. Be empowered. Empower yourselves with a good education, then get out there and use that education to build a country worthy of your boundless promise." -The First Lady today in her final remarks at the @WhiteHouse.
“I believe that the privilege of a lifetime is being who you are, truly being who you are. And I’ve spent far too long apologizing for that—my age, my color, my lack of classical beauty—that now at the age of, well, at the age of 46, I’m very proud to be Viola Davis, for whatever it’s worth.” Viola Davis
“Embrace what makes you unique, even if it makes others uncomfortable. I didn’t have to become perfect because I’ve learned throughout my journey that perfection is the enemy of greatness.” Janelle Monae
“The reason I’ve been able to be so financially successful is my focus has never, ever for one minute been money.” Oprah Winfrey
“The world does not deliver meaning to you. You have to make it meaningful … and decide what you want and need and must do. It’s a tough, unimaginably lonely, and complicated way to be in the world. But that’s the deal: you have to live; you can’t live by slogans, dead ideas, clichés, or national flags. Finding an identity is easy. It’s the easy way out.” Zadie Smith
“I try to be nice to everyone, because I have no clue what’s going on in their world.” Zendaya
“When you put love out in the world it travels, and it can touch people and reach people in ways that we never even expected.” Laverne Cox
“You think I’ll be the dark sky so you can be the star? I’ll swallow you whole.” Poet Warsan Shire
“I suffer from low self-esteem. I had horrible self-esteem growing up. You really have to save yourself because the critic within you will eat you up. It’s not the outside world – it’s your interior life, that critic within you, that you have to silence.” Supermodel and Entrepreneur Iman
“Of course I am not worried about intimidating men. The type of man who will be intimidated by me is exactly the type of man I have no interest in.” Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
“You should never view your challenges as a disadvantage. Instead, it’s important for you to understand that your experience facing and overcoming adversity is actually one of your biggest advantages.” Michelle Obama
“Don’t be afraid to feel as angry or as loving as you can, because when you feel nothing, it’s just death.” Lena Horne
“You want to be a writer? A writer is someone who writes every day, so start writing. You don’t have a job? Get one. Any job. Don’t sit at home waiting for the magical opportunity. Who are you? Prince William? No. Get a job. Go to work. Do something until you can do something else.” Shonda Rhimes