Sandra Bullock has been a Career Girl Daily hero since her Miss Congeniality days—living life, making hit movies year after year, and being named the “World’s Most Beautiful Woman” by People magazine this year. Her views on family, relationships, and career are legendary, and can help any Career Girl live her best life. Here are our favourite pieces of advice from Sandra Bullock!
#1 Understand that life won’t always be sunshine and rainbows.
“I used to be an optimist, but now I know that nothing is going to turn out as I expect.”
#2 Know that what you put out in the world will come back to you.
“I’m a true believer in karma. You get what you give, whether it’s bad or good.”
#3 Enjoy your vices…
“Chocolate is the greatest gift to women ever created, next to the likes of Paul Newman and Gene Kelly. It’s something that should be had on a daily basis.”
#4 …but know when it’s time to give them up.
“I gave up coffee. It’s almost worse than giving up a lover.”
#5 Embrace your weaknesses.
“I’ve made peace with the fact that the things that I thought were weaknesses or flaws were just me. I like them.”
#6 Trust your gut, even when other people don’t.
“I’d rather take risks than make something that’s cookie cutter.”
#7 Live in the moment.
“I don’t want to not enjoy where I am at this very moment. So, every time I plan something the exact opposite happens. I hope that I’m always satisfied and content like I am right at this very moment.”
#8 Appreciate everyone around you.
“I hate the word assistant. No one works for me. I work with everyone because I couldn’t do anything without the people that I work with.”
#9 Understand that relationships can’t always complete you.
“Why do you need one? I don’t understand why there needs to be a love interest to make women go see a film. I think society sort of makes us feel that way – that if you don’t have a guy, you’re worthless.”
#10 The biggest lessons in your life will come from people.
“I’ve learned that success comes in a very prickly package. Whether you choose to accept it or not is up to you. It’s what you choose to do with it, the people you choose to surround yourself with. Always choose people that are better than you. Always choose people that challenge you and are smarter than you. Always be the student. Once you find yourself to be the teacher, you’ve lost it.”
#11 Enjoy the journey.
“My goal now is to remember every place I’ve been, only do things I love and not say yes when I don’t mean it.”
#12 Even when things get tough, you’re exactly where you’re meant to be.
“We all grow into the beautiful person that we’re supposed to be, some earlier, some later.”