Over the last hundred years, women have become empowered and are actively choosing to step into the public eye.
Women have gained the right to vote, embraced lifelong careers, and are calling to have an equal voice. Some women are choosing to be providers.
However, we must continue to lift each other as our ancestors did before us. We must empower each other to continue to make a difference in the world. Hence, these 8 inspirational quotes were given voice by some of the strongest women in history. If we listen carefully, we can learn a lot.
Learn Every Day
We need to start work with the idea that we’re going to learn every day. I learn, even at my position, every single day.
We need to be looking for new things. Learning new things keeps the brain active thus ever-evolving.
If we are not learning, then we can’t evolve. Thus, without evolution, you are standing frozen in time. Don’t stay frozen.
Therefore, actively look for different things to learn throughout your day. Don’t know how to use excel; ask someone to teach you. Is there something you’ve wanted to learn? Then, now is the time.
Take Control of Your Life
Above all be the heroine of your life not the victim.
If you think of yourself as a victim, then others will perceive you that way as well. Yet, if you think of yourself as a survivor, others will see your strength.
Your hardships do not define who you are, but rather the strength you show when you lift yourself back up. Show others that strength.
Take a Stand
Cautious, careful people, always casting about to preserve their reputations can never effect a reform.
Susan B. Anthony
Don’t be afraid to stand up for what is right. When no one ever stands up to injustice, nothing will ever change.
If you are always careful, you will never be able to live truly. You cannot be afraid of tomorrow, or you will never actually get to experience today. You will continuously move forward without living.
You are the one that possesses the keys to your own being.
Diane Von Furstenburg
Happiness is a choice. Only you can make yourself happy. If you want to be happy, don’t dwell in negativity.
Do your inner work and process through your pain. Only you can make this journey, but afterward, you will be more in tune with yourself.
No one knows you as you do. People only see what you reflect them, which can be distorted, good, or bad. Be careful of the image you allow others to see.
Don’t Compromise Yourself
If you set out to be liked, you would be prepared to compromise on anything at any time and you would achieve nothing.
People who are meant to be in your life won’t want you to compromise. Furthermore, they will love you because you are you.
Simply put, life is too short of sacrificing yourself for the happiness of others. Some people are brought into our lives to teach us lessons. Learn, evolve, and move forward.
Live for you and fill your life with people who add to it not subtract.
Don’t Be Afraid
Knowing what must be done does away with fear.
Don’t let fear cloud your judgment. Stand up against what is wrong. When we stand together against the evils of society, we are strong.
There are positive ways to change society and make a stand. Start a group for positivity. Make a YouTube channel to talk about the issues. Create an Instagram to portray what a better future would look like.
Perseverance Wins Wars
I have stood on a mountain of no’s for one yes.
Don’t give up. Rejection happens, but don’t let it define you. Don’t let the no’s weighing on you. They don’t deserve you.
Furthermore, your yes is out there; you just haven’t found it yet. Keep looking. It’s about finding your perfect match. Don’t give up until you found it.
Be the Legend, Not the Liar
There are two kinds of people, those who do the work and those who take the credit. Try to be in the first group; there is less competition there.
Be the type of person that others look at as a role model. You never know who might be watching.
Furthermore, don’t take advantage of others. Those who work hard deserve the credit for their work.
All of these women have made their mark in society and history. They have made a stand to empower others as we all should and were a voice to those who lacked the ability to speak for themselves.
I challenge you all to be empowerment to other women today. Lift each other to new heights. Reach out to someone who might need a friend. However, most importantly, I challenge you to love yourself and be love for others.