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Quotes from Women Who Define Success for Themselves

Quotes from Women Who Define Success for Themselves

"Grace is meeting those moments on the journey, then picking yourself back up, being humble enough to learn, and not being too hard on yourself." — Michelle Peluso

"People respond well to those that are sure of what they want." — Anna Wintour

"Delete the negative; accentuate the positive." — Donna Karan

"Every time you fall down, it gives you an opportunity to question yourself, question your integrity. It's not about the actual failure itself — it's how you respond to it." —Abby Wambach

"Don't be careful. You could hurt yourself." — Byron Katie

"I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that's how you grow. When there's that moment of "Wow, I'm not really sure I can do this," and you push through those moments, that's when you have a breakthrough." — Marissa Mayer

"Dreams are lovely but they are just dreams. Fleeting, ephemeral, pretty. But dreams do not come true just because you dream them. It's hard work that makes things happen. It's hard work that creates change." — Shonda Rhimes

“It is never too late to be what you might have been” – George Eliot

"Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in our absence." — Sheryl Sandberg

"Success isn't about how much money you make; it's about the difference you make in people's lives." — Michelle Obama

"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

“Don’t compromise yourself. You’re all you’ve got.” – Janis Joplin

“Where there is love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” – Ella Fitzgerald

Never limit yourself because of others’ imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.” – Mae Jemison

“How we handle our fears will determine where we go with the rest of our lives.” – Judy Blume

“My body is very different from most of the dancers I dance with. My hair is different than most I dance with. But I didn’t let that stop me. Black girls rock and can be ballerinas.” – Misty Copeland

“We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou

“In nature, nothing is perfect and everything is perfect. Trees can be contorted, bent in weird ways, and they’re still beautiful.” – Alice Walker

“It helps to even look in the mirror – and it sounds so cheesy – but if you just look in the mirror and say, ‘you are beautiful,’ and ‘you are worthy.’ Those things really help you.” – Demi Lovato

“Let us create opportunities for her and teach her to imagine her voices trying so hard every day to call her back. Show her that she is strong and smart and talented. That she deserves a shot that might interest her and at equal pay, too. Let us prove to her that she should go forth without shame.” –Nicole Kidman

“Find something you’re passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it.” – Julia Child

Community Discussion
Diane Coleman
Diane Coleman

Love this quote from one of my favorite poets: “We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty.” – Maya Angelou

Wednesday, Jan 2 12:06 PM EST