23 Motivational Quotes from Impressive Women

23 Motivational Quotes from Impressive Women

These are my favorite quotes from women who are the top of their industry. I hope you enjoy them. Feel free to share them to help inspire someone who needs it. 

We will start with Ruth Bader Ginsburg (the notorious RBG) as she recently passed and I’ve been thinking a lot about her and all she’s done for women and human rights in our country.

Fight for the things that you care about. But do it in a way that will lead others to join you
_None of us can know what we are capable of until we are tested._
The most courageous act is still to think for yourself. Aloud
A wise woman wishes to be no one’s enemy a wise woman refuses to be anyone’s victim
Don’t let anyone rob you of your imagination, your creativity, or your curiosity. Its your place in the world; it’s your life. Go on and do all you can with it and make it the life you want to live
Trying to do it all and expecting it all can be done exactly right is a recipe for disappointment. Perfection is the enemy
_Do the best you can in every task, no matter how unimportant it may seem at the time. No one learns more about a problem than the person at the bottom._
_Every time you state what you want or believe, you're the first to hear it. It's a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don't put a ceiling on yourself._
_Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be._
_I attribute my success to this_ I never gave or took any excuse._
You create opportunities by performing not complaining
Growth and comfort do not coexist
Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else
Building a brand means knowing your story and building and sharing that story
A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman. But the search to find that voice can be remarkably difficult
_Be less curious about people and more curious about ideas._
_As you grow older, you will discover that you have two hands, one for helping yourself, the other for helping others._
_Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it._
I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear
Lean in, speak out, have a voice in your organization, and never use the word, ‘sorry’
I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples
_I'd rather regret the things I've done than regret the things I haven't done._
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
15 things I’ve learned becoming 50

15 things I’ve learned becoming 50

Jen Vazquez of Women Who Execute, helping female entrepreneurs to plan, prioritize, and execute to take their businesses to the next level.

15 things I’ve learned becoming 50: Turning 50 this year has impacted me in many ways.  I’ve learned a lot by failing a lot and loving myself more.

I have a business habbit of having blocked time each week to watch TedTalks.  They are valuable to me as I can learn, be inspired and also get out of my head or a business problem.

Today, I was inspired by Anne Lamott on a TedTalk from 2017.  She wrote a list of “12 truths I learned from life and writing” upon turning 61. I am no writer, but I wanted to get my own thoughts in my journal.  Today I decided to share them.  

So, here is a list of a few things that I’ve learned by becoming 50:

  1. Unplugging something that isn’t working almost always fixes it.  That includes you.
  2. My children make me incredibly proud and sincerely worried all at the same time.  And that is o.k.
  3. We can’t help our friends and family by trying to “fix their problems”.  They have problems that are theirs in truth and/or in their heads. The best you can do is lend an ear and a shoulder to cry on.  I find giving advice is not necessarily needed or wanted. (I really should stop trying unless asked)
  4. Facebook isn’t the place to get the news.
  5. Praying for patience (my biggest work in progress) is not a good thing. I find that instead of providing the wherewithal to be more patient, God tends to put obstacles in place for us to have an opportunity to work on patience.
  6. Dogs are better listeners than people.
  7. I will never like coffee. I will never not like french fries.
  8. No one can copy you at anything (business or personal) because no one can ever be you.
  9. A good bra fitting makes all the difference in the world
  10. Quitting smoking and diet coke was two of the best things I’ve done for my health.  Giving up diet coke was harder than giving up smoking.
  11. The older I get, the smarter my mom is
  12. To live a happier life, give up friends who are negative.
  13. Making mistakes is actually the BEST way to grow as a person and in your business.
  14. I’m not perfect and I’ll never be perfect.
  15. I don’t feel 50. I’ve come to realize that what you feel in your head almost never equals your age on earth. And that’ o.k.

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