At the beginning (and even in the middle) of a tough work week, making it to Friday can feel like running a marathon… except you’re on fire, and the ground is on fire, and a T-Rex is chasing you. Yeah, that rough. Finding something inspirational almost seems impossible.
To help alleviate some of that stress and boost morale, we present to you a collection of quotes spoken by some women who inspire us, that’ll help you get to the end of the week with minimal battle wounds. No matter what’s thrown at you, don’t forget why you do what you do, and that in just being alive, you have infinite potential. Friday is just on the horizon!
“Embrace failure. Missteps and roadblocks are inevitable but are ultimately an opportunity to lean, pivot, and go after your goal with new perspective.”
– Jenny Fleiss
Fleiss has the type of entrepreneurial spirit we strive for.
“Nothing can dim the light that shine from within.”
– Dr. Maya Angelou
Angelou exemplifies the power of the human spirit.
“I just love bossy women. I could be around them all day. To me, bossy is not a pejorative term at all. It means somebody’s passionate and engaged and ambitious and doesn’t mind leading.” – Amy Poehler
Through her comedy, Poehler has shown us the true makings of a passionate individual.
“You messed up your diet and you didn’t excerise today- so what? You didn’t ruin anything. Get back on track tomorrow. If you have one flat tire, do you slash the other three? Of course not.”
– Jillian Michaels
One of our biggest “fitspirations”, Michaels teaches us that nothing is impossible if you want it enough.
“I think it’s very important for you to take criticism seriously, but not personally. And don’t let yourself get pulled down by other people’s opinions, because I think what you think about yourself, what you say to others about yourself really does affect how you present yourself and eventually who you are.”
– Hillary Rodham Clinton
Clinton has proved time and time again that she is fearless on the political plane.
“If you don’t see a clear path for what you want, sometimes you have to make it yourself.”
– Mindy Kaling
Kaling’s fearlessness to be herself is a goal we all look to achieve.
“I want a media that doesn’t segment ‘woemn’s issues’ away from hard news and all other issues. Women are more than hald the population, not a marginal interest group. Our media should reflect that.”
– Jill Filipovic
Filipovic is a champion for women’s rights, both domestically and internationally.
“Whatever you fear most has no power- it is your fear that has the power.”
– Oprah Winfrey
Through her trial and tribulations, Oprah has transcended from a news personality to a beacon of hope.
“My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent.”
– Ruth Bader Ginsberg
Ginsberg is as resilient and relentless as a person can get.
“I keep waiting to meet a man that has more balls than I do.”
– Selma Hayek
Hayek continues to amaze audiences on and off screen with her unapologetic views on life.
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What quotes inspire you on a daily basis?