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Empowering Quotes From Successful Women

Empowering Quotes From Successful Women

Women are much more than beautiful faces or bodies. The women of today are successful, enduring, empowering, and packed with honesty that can get them from rags to riches. Perseverance is a trademark of the following women. They have seized the opportunities that came their way. Today, these women are successful, joyful, and prosperous.

Look at these quotes to get back some of the inspiration that may have been lost due to invariable circumstances. The quotes will help you to get moving in life, to get closer to your dreams and goals.

Women are powerful, smart, and intelligent. You can be just as successful as any woman. All it takes is a bit of perseverance and following through on your part, and you are well on your path to success.

1. Sarah Blakely

“Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. This can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else!” — Sarah Blakely

Know that you can accomplish anything you set your mind to. Just be aware that the learning process is the greatest strength of the human race. We can learn if we choose to learn. When we learn, we accomplish great things.

NEW YORK, NY - APRIL 24: Spanx inventor Sara Blakely attends the TIME 100 Gala celebrating TIME'S 100 Most Influential People In The World at Jazz at Lincoln Center on April 24, 2012 in New York City. (Photo by Fernando Leon/Getty Images for TIME)

    “We don’t have the luxury of time. We spend more because of how we live, but it’s important to be with our family and friends.” — Sarah Blakely

    Born February 27, 1971, Sarah Blakely, is an American businesswoman who founded Spanx, a hosiery company that is based in Atlanta, Georgia. In 2012, Sarah Blakely was named in Time Magazine’s “Time 100” annual list of most influential people in the entire world.

    “I took a fear of flying class, and I always missed the class, because I was always flying.” — Sarah Blakely

    That didn’t stop her from achieving what she accomplished. It made her stronger and able to handle her failures as she did her successes. Just because the path is hidden at the beginning, doesn’t mean it will always be. You need to have faith in yourself and continue on your path of achieving your dreams. Blakely did exactly this. You are no less in any way.

    “Everything in our society is so purposeful.” — Sarah Blakely

    She initially planned to become an attorney, but being unsuccessful at the Law School Admission Test caused her to reconsider her career path. She later chose to take a job at Walt Disney World. She didn’t know what she wanted to do, was unsure of herself, and doubted herself, something of which we are all victims.

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    2. Sheryl Sandberg

    “Option A is not available. So let’s kick the sh** out of Option B!” — Sheryl Sandberg.

    Always choose your options wisely. Never give up on your dreams. Opportunities await you. You just have to seize them when given the chance.

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      Sheryl Kara Sandberg is famous for being an American technology executive, activist, and author. However, her distinction arises as Chief Operating Officer of Facebook. She is reportedly worth over one billion dollars. Born in Washington DC, she currently resides in California and has two beautiful children.

      She is my inspiration and I hope she can be yours too. Just look at her list of achievements. When we talk about Facebook, we are talking about something important — being the COO is just the beginning. Who knows, with your talent and hard work, and her words of wisdom, perhaps you can be far more successful.

      All it takes is dedication to your craft, and the rest will simply fall into place. Always opt for the best. Her quote is saying simply that. Whenever you get an option, seize the best one and give it all your heart, blood, sweat, and tears. You will be provided with what you deserve.

      Why is her quote so important? Well, for a number of reasons, as it holds importance for everyday life. We must continue to keep trying in life. Giving up is never an option. Life is trying again and again until you succeed and feel that sense of fulfillment and achievement.

      3. Lori Greiner

      “Dear optimist, pessimist, and realist—while you guys were busy arguing about the glass of wine, I drank it! Sincerely, the opportunist!” — Lori Greiner

      Always seize opportunities; be an opportunist, not a pessimist. Sometimes, even being an optimist is not the best option. Maybe simply changing the way you seize opportunities is the best option for you. Try it and see for yourself. Be who you are by taking those opportunities.

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        Lori Greiner is an American inventor, investor, entrepreneur, and TV personality. She has created over 400 products and holds 120 US patents — that is quite some achievement. Why is this quote important to her and her life? Getting 400 products and 120 patents to your name is not an easy task or job. It takes a lot of “seizing the opportunity” and seizing the moment to achieve something like this.

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        Instead of cringing over the opportunities that didn’t come her way, she took the opportunities that did come her way, and made a great name for herself. You should and will do the same! I know you will — have faith and believe in yourself. Opportunities await you as well. You just need to seize them and you will be well on your way to greatness and success.

        4. Eileen Fisher

        “Life fulfilling work is never about the money—when you feel true passion for something, you instinctively find ways to nurture it.” — Eileen Fisher

        “Being passionate about something is the greatest thing you can feel. Don’t worry about things like money. Worry about your true calling and passion.” — Eileen Fisher

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          Nurturing your talent is important. Never think about money when you do something; instead, give it your all — your heart and your best, and watch yourself being immersed in something you truly love. Passion is fueled by something you feel inside, it does not happen as a cause or result of money.

          Eileen Fisher, through her quote, is saying exactly that. As always, find your true calling. You will not be disappointed you did. On the contrary, you’ll be proud that you did something for the ambitious soul inside of you.

          5. Barbara Corcoran

          “The difference between successful people and others is how long they spend feeling sorry for themselves!” — Barbara Cocoran

          “Get up on your feet soldier, and be alive. Don’t be sorry for yourself, live for yourself. No one else will do it but you. You need to be independent and self-reliant.” — Barbara Cocoran

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            Barbara Corcoran is a businesswoman, investor, speaker, consultant, columnist, author, and TV personality. She is a shark investor on Shark Tank. When you are down on yourself, you must rise again to conquer your dreams. Bring that smile to your face once again.

            If you keep feeling down on yourself, how will you keep fighting in the long run? You need to get up and do something — declare yourself as a fighter. Fighters keep on fighting and losers keep on losing. Choose which one you want to be!

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            6. Mary Kay Ash

            “Most people live and die with their music still unplayed. They never dare to try!” — Mary Kay Ash

            “Try and see the magic that comes the way. You must be daring to try. Otherwise, you never know what you may have accomplished if you had chosen to do.” — Mary Kay Ash

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              “No matter how busy you are, you must take time to make the other person feel important!” — Mary Kay Ash

              Mary Kay Ash was an American Businesswoman and the founder of Mary Kay Cosmetics Inc. She was born in Harris County Texas. What sets Mary Kay Ash apart is her dedication to her goals.

              She received numerous honors from business groups and her quote is clearly connected to what she achieved in her life. She tried and tried again, and her accomplishments are an example of her hard work and perseverance. Not only was she accomplished, she understood that simplicity and emotions come into the picture as well.

              Making other people feel important is equally important. Never undermine anyone and make them feel inferior to you. Instead, choose to make them feel wanted and welcome to the greatest degree and valuation.

              7. Melinda Gates

              “If you are successful, it is because somewhere, sometime, someone gave you a life or an idea that started you in the right direction. Remember also that you are indebted to life until you help some less fortunate person, just as you were helped!” — Melinda Gates

              “Every idea comes from somewhere else. Choose to open your eyes and mind to new things and ideas. You never know where you may get the best idea from that may just as well change your entire life for the betterment of yourself. You need to believe that there might be a door open that you can walk through and make it your own.” — Melinda Gates

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                Now let us talk about Melinda Gates. She is the wife of Bill Gates and cofounder of the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation. She is a notable philanthropist. She has also worked at Microsoft.

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                This is quite a resume. I hope you can take some inspiration from her. She is a wonderful lady with great attributes that can take you a long way, simply by looking at her quotes and what she believes in.

                8. Andrea Jung

                “My parents ingrained in me early on that the perfect score is always something to strive for. I want to win and I want to succeed no matter what!” — Andrea Jung

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                  Andrea Jung is a Canadian-American executive, non-profit leader, and prominent women’s issues supporter. That is truly a long list of accomplishments for someone her age. April 2014 marked her success in becoming President and CEO of Grameen America. Jung was the first woman to serve as chairman of the cosmetic, toiletry, and fragrance association.

                  Being a graduate of Princeton University and graduating Magna Cum Laude is not easy, and her quote signals the struggle and hard work she endured during her earlier years.

                  9. Arianna Huffington

                  “We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes—understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success!” — Arianna Huffington

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                    Arianna Huffington is a Greek-American author, cofounder, and editor-in-chief of the Huffington Post. She was a popular conservative commentator in the mid-1990’s, though she later chose to be a liberal.

                    After running for Governor in the California re-election, she understands what success and failure are. This quote shows that she is able to fight loss and move on to follow her heart, talent, and passion. She is a wonder woman indeed.

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                    Last Updated on December 10, 2019

                    How to Stay Motivated and Reach Your Big Goals in Life

                    How to Stay Motivated and Reach Your Big Goals in Life

                    It is hardly a secret that the key to successfully accomplishing one goal after another is staying motivated. There are, of course, tasks which successful people may not like at all, yet they find motivation to complete them because they recognize how each particular task serves a greater goal.

                    So how to stay motivated most of the time? Here are 5 simple yet effective ways on how to stay motivated and get what you want:

                    1. Find Your Good Reasons

                    Anything you do, no matter how simple, has a number of good reasons behind it.

                    You may not be able to find good reasons to do some tasks at first but, if you take just a few moments to analyze them, you will easily spot something good. We also have many tasks which don’t need any reasoning at all – we’ve been doing them for so long that they feel natural.

                    If you’re ever stuck with some tasks you hate and there seems to be no motivation to complete it whatsoever, here’s what you need to do: find your good reasons.

                    Even when you set goals, there needs to be reasons behind these goals. They may not be obvious, but stay at it until you see some, as this will bring your motivation back and will help you finish the task.

                    Some ideas for what a good reason can be:

                    • A material reward – quite often, you will get paid for doing something you normally don’t like doing at all.
                    • Personal gain – you will learn something new or will perhaps improve yourself in a certain way.
                    • A feeling of accomplishment – at least you’ll be able to walk away feeling great about finding the motivation and courage to complete such a tedious task.
                    • A step closer to your bigger goal – even the biggest accomplishments in history have started small and relied on simple and far less pleasant tasks than you might be working on. Every task you complete brings you closer to the ultimate goal, and acknowledging this always feels good.

                    2. Make It Fun

                    When it comes to motivation, attitude is everything. Different people may have completely opposite feelings towards the same task: some will hate it, others will love it.

                    Why do you think this happens? It’s simple: some of us find ways to make any task interesting and fun to do!

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                    Take sports for example. Visiting your local gym daily for a half-an-hour workout session sounds rather boring to some. Yet many others love the idea!

                    They like exercising not only because they recognize the good reasons behind it, but simply because it’s fun! At certain time of their daily schedule, they find going to gym to be the best thing to do, simply because nothing else will fit their time and lifestyle so perfectly.

                    Depending on how you look at it, you can have fun doing just about anything! Just look for ways of having fun, and you’ll find them!

                    A simple approach is to start working on any task by asking yourself a few questions:

                    • How can I enjoy this task?
                    • What can I do to make this task fun for myself and possibly for others?
                    • How can I make this work the best part of my day?

                    As long as you learn to have the definite expectation of any task being potentially enjoyable, you will start to feel motivated.

                    Some of you will probably think of a thing or two which are valid exceptions from this statement, like something you always hate doing no matter how hard you try making it fun. You’re probably right, and that’s why I don’t claim everything to be fun.

                    However, most tasks have a great potential of being enjoyable, and so looking for ways to have fun while working is definitely a good habit to acquire.

                    3. Change Your Approach And Don’t Give Up

                    When something doesn’t feel right, it’s always a good time to take a moment and look for a different approach for the task.

                    You may be doing everything correctly and most efficiently, but such approach isn’t necessarily the most motivating one. Quite often, you can find a number of obvious tweaks to your current approach which will both change your experience and open up new possibilities.

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                    That’s why saying “one way or another” is so common — if you really want to accomplish your goal, there is always a way; and most likely, there’s more than one way.

                    If a certain approach doesn’t work for you, find another one, and keep trying until you find the one which will both keep you motivated and get you the desired results.

                    Some people think that trying a different approach means giving up. They take pride in being really stubborn and refusing to try any other options on their way towards the goal.

                    My opinion on this is that the power of focus is great, but you should be focusing on your goal, and not limiting your options by focusing on just one way to accomplish it it.

                    4. Recognize Your Progress

                    Everything you may be working on can be easily split into smaller parts and stages. For most goals, it is quite natural to split the process of accomplishing them into smaller tasks and milestones. There are a few reasons behind doing this, and one of them is tracking your progress.

                    We track our progress automatically with most activities. But to stay motivated, you need to recognize your progress, not merely track it.

                    Here’s how tracking and recognizing your progress is different:

                    Tracking is merely taking a note of having reached a certain stage in your process. Recognizing is taking time to look at a bigger picture and realize where exactly you are, and how much more you have left to do.

                    For example, if you’re going to read a book, always start by going through the contents table. Getting familiar with chapter titles and memorizing their total number will make it easier for you to recognize your progress as you read. Confirming how many pages your book has before starting it is also a good idea.

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                    You see, reading any book you will be automatically looking at page numbers and chapter titles, but without knowing the total number of pages, this information will have little meaning.

                    Somehow, it is human nature to always want things to happen in short term or even at once. Even though we split complex tasks into simpler actions, we don’t quite feel the satisfaction until all is done and the task is fully complete.

                    For many scenarios though, the task is so vast that such approach will drain all the motivation out of you long before you have a chance to reach your goal. That’s why it is important to always take small steps and recognize the positive different and progress made. This is how your motivation can sustain in long term.

                    5. Reward Yourself

                    This is a trick everyone likes: rewarding yourself is always pleasant. This is also one of the easiest and at the same time most powerful ways to stay motivated!

                    Feeling down about doing something? Dread the idea of working on some task? Hate the whole idea of working? You’re not alone.

                    Right from the beginning, agree on some deliverables which will justify yourself getting rewarded. As soon as you get one of the agreed results, take time to reward yourself in some way.

                    For some tasks, just taking a break and relaxing for a few minutes will do.

                    For others, you may want to get a fresh cup of coffee and even treat yourself a dessert.

                    For even bigger and more demanding tasks, reward yourself by doing something even more enjoyable, like going to a cinema or taking a trip to some place nice, or even buying yourself something.

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                    Your progress may not seem to others like anything worth celebrating but, take time and do it anyway! It is your task and your reward, so any ways to stay motivated are good.

                    The more you reward yourself for the honestly made progress, the more motivated you will feel about reaching new milestones, thus finally accomplishing your goal.

                    Mix and Match

                    Now that you have these five ways of staying motivated, it is a good moment to give you the key to them all: mix and match!

                    Pick one of the techniques and apply it to your situation. If it doesn’t work, or if you simply want to get more motivated, try another technique right way. Mix different approaches and match them to your task for the best results.

                    Just think about it: Finding good reasons to work on your task is bound to helping you feel better; and identifying ways to make it fun will help you enjoy the task even more.

                    Or, if you plan a few points for easier tracking of your progress and on top of that, agree on rewarding yourself as you go; this will make you feel most motivated about anything you have to work through.

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