No matter where you are in your career, it’s likely that you will encounter days when you feel swamped, exhausted, and burdened with work. And during those times, it’s easy to get demotivated and lose motivation and sight of your career goals.
We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite inspirational quotes from successful career women that will inspire you, help you stay motivated and get you right back on track – You’ve got this!
#1 – Adrienne Houghton on being grateful
Always remember that somebody is praying for the opportunity that you have.
#2 – Katharine Whitehorn on loving what you do
“Find out what you like doing best, and get someone to pay you for it.”
#3 – Michelle Obama on true success
“And I remember how well-meaning, but misguided, people sometimes questioned whether someone with my background could succeed at an elite university. But after a few months, I realised that I was just as capable. I realised that success is not about the background you are from, it is about the confidence that you have and the effort you are willing to invest.”
#5 – Mae Jemison on limitation
”Never limit yourself because of others’ limited imagination; never limit others because of your own limited imagination.”
#6 – Maya Angelou on standing up for yourself
“Each time a woman stands up for herself, she stands up for all women.”
#7 – Ayesha Curry on not giving up
“I feel like you can hope and dream and wish, but until you do, nothing is going to happen. So whatever you’re passionate about, whatever your hopes and dreams are, you have to go full-steam ahead. But of course, I have my moments where I’m trying so hard, and it never seems to break through. It’s always when you want to give up that something’s going to happen, right? So you just can’t give up.”
#8 – Melinda Gates on having a voice
“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman.”
#9 – Shirley Chisholm on progress
“You don’t make progress by standing on the sidelines, whimpering and complaining. You make progress by implementing ideas.”
#10 – Alice Walker on power
“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”