21 girlboss quotes to inspire you for the new year

12th January, 2019

I love the start of a brand new year because of the promise it brings. I can’t wait to see what the year has in store and what new projects I’ll embark on, people I’ll meet and experiences I’ll have. It’s also the optimum time to get motivated and start tackling things on your to-do list. Whether it’s to nab that promotion you’ve been wanting, getting fit or finally embarking on a new hobby or sport that you’ve been dying to try make 2019 the year you take your first step. Here are a few inspirational quotes from some truly remarkable women to help you get started.

“You are the one that possesses the keys to your being. You carry the passport to your own happiness.” – Diane von Furstenberg

“I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” – Estee Lauder

“Step out of the history that is holding you back. Step into the new story you are willing to create.” – Oprah Winfrey

“In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different.” – Coco Chanel

“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.” – Hillary Clinton

“Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt

“I’m always perpetually out of my comfort zone.” – Tory Burch

“Owning our story can be hard but not nearly as difficult as spending our lives running from it.” – Brene Brown

“I do not try to dance better than anyone else. I only try to dance better than myself.” – Ariana Huffington

“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” – J.K Rowling

“Trying to do it all and expecting that it can all be done exactly right is a recipe for disappointment. Perfection is the enemy.” – Sheryl Sandberg

“One child, one teacher, one book, one pen can change the world.” – Malala Yousafzai

“Success isn’t about how your life looks to others. It’s about how it feels to you. We realised that being successful isn’t about being impressive, it’s about being inspired. That’s what it means to be true to yourself.” – Michelle Obama

“Never bend your head. Always hold it high. Look the world straight in the eye.” – Helen Keller

“Don’t waste your energy trying to educate or change opinions; go over, under, through, and opinions will change organically when you’re the boss. Or they won’t. Who cares? Do your thing and don’t care if they like it.” – Tina Fey

“The more you can be authentic, the happier you’re going to be, and life will work itself around that.” – Melinda Gates

“You can be driven and be nice.” – Aerin Lauder

“Put blinders onto those things that conspire to hold you back, especially the ones in your own head.” – Meryl Streep

“So often in life the things that you regard as an impediment turn out to be great, good fortune.” – Ruth Bader Ginsberg

“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” – Marie Curie

“The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart

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