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Life asks a lot of us gals on a daily basis. Somehow, we’re expected to power through it all with smiles on our faces and a spring in our steps. Yet there are days when we just want to answer that first smarmy “good morning” with a growl and a swift kick.
Fortunately, in this hyper-connected world, we can get an instant boost from courageous women any time we need it. With their shared wisdom, we can stop watching in awe from the sidelines, and inject a dose of their amazing-ness into our own lives and work!
From some of the world’s most famous artists and entertainers to fighters who transformed their suffering into global empires, these women have a lot to say. Their simple reminders carry the power to transform our hours, days, months, and sometimes even our lives.
Words to live by from beautiful, confident, world-changing women
“Don’t play a supporting role in your own life.”
Robin Roberts (American television broadcaster)
“What makes you different or weird, that’s your strength.”
Meryl Streep (actress)
“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.”
Oprah Winfrey (media executive, actress, talk show host, television producer and philanthropist)
“My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.”
Maya Angelou (poet, singer, memoirist and civil rights activist)
“You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.”
Diane von Furstenberg (fashion designer)
“Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.”
Beyoncé Knowles Carter (singer-songwriter)
“If you don’t like the road you’re walking, start paving another one.”
Dolly Parton (singer, songwriter, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, author, businesswoman and philanthropist)
“Done is better than perfect.”
Sheryl Sandberg (technology executive, activist, author and billionaire)
“One cannot accomplish anything without fanaticism.”
Eva Perón (Argentine political leader)
“I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.”
Arianna Huffington (author, syndicated columnist and businesswoman)
“You have trust in what you think. If you splinter yourself and try to please everyone, you can’t.”
Annie Leibovitz (groundbreaking American portrait photographer)
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