Great Quotes From Successful Women


Sometimes the inspirational words from others can be just the boost that you need in order to get the motivation you need to power through your biggest obstacles. If you are looking to some of the most successful women in our world today, you will find that these empowering females have some truly inspirational words of wisdom to pass on to others. Take a look at some of these great quotes from successful women whenever you need a little extra motivation in your day.

“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey

There are so many people today that have passions, but so many of these individuals simply view their passions as a hobby or something that should come second to work. However, Oprah’s wise words on focusing on what excites you and makes you passionate can help any person find meaning in their life as they follow their dreams and get the power needed from following their passions. The famed talk show host and mogul has made a career of following her passions and motivating others to do so as well

“We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.” – Sheryl Sandberg

Sometimes one of the most courageous things you can do is take the initiative to make changes in your life. However, as Sheryl Sandberg points the first step of making change is being aware of what needs to be changed. Self-awareness is a powerful tool and it is something that any person can use to change and grow for the better, no matter what they are looking to improve upon in their life.

Take the time to really be present in your life and be aware of what is going on with you and what is going on in the world around you, it will only pay off for you in the end.

“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.”- Sara Blakely

It is very natural to fear what you don’t understand, however as Sara Blakely points out this intimidation will only old you back. There will always be new things that are new and scary to you, but you need to jump in full force instead of back away. If you do, this can be your key to doing things differently from others and finding that success you are looking for.

If you look at today’s most successful individuals, chances are you will find that they go to this place in their lives and their careers by doing things differently, they likely didn’t get to where they are by trying to fit in with everyone else and by doing things the way other people do them.

“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.”- Anne Sweeney

Anne Sweeney is no stranger to success, and has built a career on achieving success by doing things her own way. Her powerful quote reminds people of how important it is to live your own life, run your own race and define success on your own terms. Your success may not be the same as someone else’s definition of success, but ultimately, your end goal should be to build and live a life that you are proud of and one what you want to live.

Sometimes you just have to make your own rules in order to get to this type of success, even if they don’t fit within the conventional way of doing things.

“I don’t believe in guilt, I believe in living on impulse as long you never intentionally hurt another person, and don’t judge people in your life. I think you should live completely free.”- Angelina Jolie

Angelina Jolie is one of the most respected and successful philanthropists in the world in addition to being an award winning actress and UN Ambassador. Her quotes on success focus entirely on the way you live your life day to day instead of just the way that you work towards success. Her motto is simple. Live a good, honorable life. Don’t hurt others and don’t judge people. Live free and you will have a life you are proud of, the success can come later.

When Angelina talks about living free, she is truly a woman who knows what that means. Even with all of her accomplishments, one of her biggest feats to date is her ability to live her life her way and to truly live free.

“You can’t please everyone. When you’re too focused on living up to other people’s standards, you aren’t spending enough time raising your own. Some people may whisper, complain and judge. But for the most part, it’s all in your head. People care less about your actions than you think. Why? They have their own problems!” – Kris Carr

Kris Carr is an inspirational woman in her own right, and someone who has managed to help millions of women from all over the world with their struggles with cancer. However, in addition to her powerful words on the topic of cancer, she also often talks a great deal about going out on your own journey and following your own path towards success.

Carr has often talked about cancer being a spiritual path for her, but with this quote she simply focuses on creating your own path and going your own way, even if other people don’t get it. Other people don’t need to approve of or like the journey you are on, the only person that matters is you.

Although the circumstances of our lives may seem very disengaged, with me standing here as the First Lady of the United States of America and you just getting through school, I want you to know we have very much in common. For nothing in my life ever would have predicted that I would be standing here as the first African-American First Lady.” – Michelle Obama

There are so many people today who feel as though their lives are all made of their circumstances and that they can only live the life that they have been dealt. First Lady Michelle Obama proves this wrong with her bold words. She proves that you can’t always tell where you will end up in your future just based on the life that you currently have in your present. No one can predict what the future holds so you need to be ready to take things as they come.

You may have big dreams for yourself that you don’t think will come true, but you never know what new heights you can reach in your future, so you should never get disheartened or think things are impossible.

These motivational words come from some of the most successful women in our world today. Their words of wisdom have already helped millions of women and they only continue to help millions more. Look not only at these words but at the actions of these individuals for inspiration you need to find success in your own life.

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