Good quotes sometimes are just like good books: they inspire you, motivate you and give you the energy that you need to face all the difficulties of the day ahead.
With Christmas and New Year’s coming up, we are all super busy and already stressed out in the attempt to find the perfect gifts, plan the perfect Christmas menu and survive the dozens of family meetings and visits. As if that wasn’t enough, we also have to find the time to work or study for the final deadlines or think about how we’re going to tackle our tasks in 2016. Finding the time to read a good book looks almost impossible but don’t worry, I selected for you a bunch of quotes that will help you get through the last week of this incredibly crazy 2015 to get that final shot of motivation that you need!
Steve Jobs The only way to do great work is to love what you do.
Well, we had to take some words of wisdom from Steve Jobs, and this is the perfect mantra for all career girls in 2016. Step up, love the job you do and work won’t even feel hard!
Robert Collier Success is the sum of small efforts – repeated day in and day out.
Success is a journey, girls, it might seem like effort that you repeat every day but when you’ve ‘made it’ can afford the things you want and are successful, you’ll realise it was worth it!
Buddha Do not dwell in the past, do not dream of the future, concentrate the mind on the present moment.
A little late on this one, we’ve been dreaming of 2016 for months, but what we should really try to do is be more present and in the moment. Especially with Christmas coming up, focus on your family, not your phone!
Dale Carnegie Develop success from failures. Discouragement and failure are two of the surest stepping stones to success.
We’re always saying that success and failure are so closely linked, it’s almost impossible to have one without the other – so just go for it!
Mark Twain Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do, so throw off the bowlines, sail away from safe harbor, catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore, Dream, Discover.
Truer words have never been spoken, there are lots of things you’ll regret when you get older, and playing it safe isn’t one of them!
Diane von Furstenberg You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.
Career girls should remember that their happiness depends on themselves, learn to rely on yourself and lift your own spirits and you’ll encourage others to do the same.
Malala Yousafzai When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful.
Malala is better known for standing up to terrorism and demanding education for women, career girls know that they should stand up for what they believe in and make a difference by being the one voice of reason!
Estée Lauder I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.
It’s so easy to become disillusioned because your prayers, wishes, hopes and dreams aren’t being answered, and while we believe in putting it out there into the Universe, we also believe that hard work is the main component. Get to it, girls!
Shonda Rhimes You can waste your lives drawing lines. Or you can live your life crossing them.
Staying safe and never crossing lines won’t get you what you want, the best thing to do is draw your own lines and cross them whenever you want!
Sheryl Sandberg Done is better than perfect.
Getting lost in the quest for perfection will leave you miserable, and a lot of the time getting it done is better than doing it perfectly!
Coco Chanel In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.
Being different is not a bad thing, being different will help you stand out in a company or build a great brand. Keep that in mind when you try to conform to what everyone else is doing.
Hillary Clinton 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.
One thing you learn in life is that everyone’s a critic. Ignore what you don’t need, or simply say “I’d never thought about it that way, thanks for bringing it to my attention,” you can still be gracious and let it roll off you – don’t waste time thinking about it.