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Below is a collection of positive and uplifting quotes for women, interspersed with links to resources on personal and professional effectiveness. Hope you enjoy!
“I’ve come to believe that each of us has a personal calling that’s as unique as a fingerprint – and that the best way to succeed is to discover what you love and then find a way to offer it to others in the form of service, working hard, and also allowing the energy of the universe to lead you.” — Oprah Winfrey
“Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” — Judy Garland
“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
“Whatever you do, be different – that was the advice my mother gave me, and I can’t think of better advice for an entrepreneur. If you’re different, you will stand out.” — Anita Roddick
“Don't compromise yourself. You are all you've got. There is no yesterday, no tomorrow, it's all the same day.” — Janis Joplin
“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult.” — Melinda Gates
For more on how to empower yourself, see: Are You Too Nice? 7 Ways to Gain Appreciation & Respect,” “Ten Keys to Handling Unreasonable & Difficult People,” and “How to Spot and Deal with Passive-Aggressive People.”
“Instead of looking at the past, I put myself ahead twenty years and try to look at what I need to do now in order to get there then.” — Diana Ross
“I was raised to believe that excellence is the best deterrent to racism or sexism. And that's how I operate my life.” — Oprah Winfrey
“The question isn’t who’s going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.” — Ayn Rand
“Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live it?” — Caroline Myss
“I, with a deeper instinct, choose a man who compels my strength, who makes enormous demands on me, who does not doubt my courage or my toughness, who does not believe me naïve or innocent, who has the courage to treat me like a woman.” — Anaïs Nin
For more on relationship success, click: 7 Keys to Long-Term Relationship Success,” and “Are You a Poor Communicator? How to Improve.”
“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage.” — Anaïs Nin
“A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.” — Madonna
“You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” — Maya Angelou
“Take criticism seriously, but not personally. If there is truth or merit in the criticism, try to learn from it. Otherwise, let it roll right off you.” — Hillary Clinton
“Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.” — J. K. Rowling
For more on career success, see: “How to Find Your Best Career & Get Paid Doing What You Love, “How to Be Ultra Productive — 10 Tips for Mastering Your Time,” and “Five Keys to Enhancing Your Emotional Intelligence.”
“When one door of happiness closes, another opens; but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one which has been opened for us.” — Helen Keller
“I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego. I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose… When you connect with that love and that compassion, that’s when everything unfolds.” — Ellen DeGeneres
“Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us…And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” — Marianne Williamson
“Life is not measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.” — Maya Angelou
For more on personal and professional success, download free excerpts of my publications (click on titles or covers): "Communication Success with Four Personality Types," "How to Communicate Effectively and Handle Difficult People," "The 7 Keys to Life Success," "Wealth Building Attitudes, Values, and Habits," and "Branding Your Career Like Steve Jobs — Seven Essential Lessons in Work Success."
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