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Motivational Quotes for the year

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Here is a list of quotes I curated for the Instagram of a female-orientated entrepreneur.  A lot of the quotes are female, but not all, but all would speak to anyone wishing to do a #mondaymotivation post – I hope you get some use out of them! I am probably going to set up some posts myself and try and get a bit more consistent in my posting, find it useful to queue up a few and then set them in a scheduler.  I am currently using Tailwind as I had a 3 month trial with the Ultimate Blogging Bundle, it is great!  I’ve doubled my Pinterest views just by being more consistent on that platform and using the Tribes.  My affiliate link is Tailwind if you fancy helping me out.

52 inspiring quotes

A whole year’s worth of motivational quotes, mainly female girlboss themed.  Amazing picture from Luizclas @ Pexels

  1. Don’t be afraid to fail. Be Afraid not to try.
  2. “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
  3. “If you’re not making some notable mistakes along the way, you’re certainly not taking enough business and career chances.” – Sallie Krawcheck
  4. “If you’re someone people count on, particularly in difficult moments, that’s a sign of a life lived honourably.” – Rachel Maddow
  5. “Fail often so you can succeed sooner.” —Tom Kelley, Ideo partner
  6. “Fearlessness is like a muscle. I know from my own life that the more I exercise it the more natural it becomes to not let my fears run me.” —Arianna Huffington, The Huffington Post Media Group president and EIC
  7. “You shouldn’t focus on why you can’t do something, which is what most people do. You should focus on why perhaps you can, and be one of the exceptions.” —Steve Case, AOL co-founder
  8. “The way to get started is to quit talking and begin doing.” —Walt Disney
  9. “You don’t learn to walk by following rules. You learn by doing and falling over.” —Richard Branson, Virgin Group founder
  10. “Every time you state what you want or believe, you’re the first to hear it. It’s a message to both you and others about what you think is possible. Don’t put a ceiling on yourself” —Oprah Winfrey
  11. “If you’re passionate about something and you work hard, then I think you will be successful.”—Pierre Omidyar, eBay founder and chairman
  12. “The road to success and the road to failure are almost exactly the same.” Colin R. Davis
  13. “Success usually comes to those who are too busy to be looking for it.” Henry David Thoreau
  14. “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.” Chris Grosser
  15. “There are two types of people who will tell you that you cannot make a difference in this world: those who are afraid to try and those who are afraid you will succeed.” Ray Goforth
  16. “Successful people do what unsuccessful people are not willing to do. Don’t wish it were easier; wish you were better.” Jim Rohn
  17. “Don’t let the fear of losing be greater than the excitement of winning.” Robert Kiyosaki
  18. “The real test is not whether you avoid this failure, because you won’t. It’s whether you let it harden or shame you into inaction, or whether you learn from it; whether you choose to persevere.” Barack Obama
  19. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” Helen Keller
  20. “If you really want to do something, you’ll find a way. If you don’t, you’ll find an excuse.” Jim Rohn
  21. “The difference between who you are and who you want to be is what you do.”
  22. “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they were to success when they gave up.” Thomas Edison
  23. “Even if you don’t have the perfect idea to begin with, you can likely adapt.” —Victoria Ransom, Wildfire Interactive co-founder
  24. “Risk more than others think is safe. Dream more than others think is practical.” —Howard Schultz, Starbucks CEO
  25. “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.” – Chanda Kochhar
  26. “You know you are on the road to success if you would do your job, and not be paid for it.” Oprah Winfrey
  27. Never do tomorrow what you can do today. Procrastination is the thief of time
  28. “Do one thing every day that scares you.”
  29. “Behold the turtle, he makes progress only when he sticks his neck out.” —Bruce Levin
  30. “The challenge is not to be perfect…it’s to be whole.” – Jane Fonda
  31. “Style is a way to say who you are without having to speak.” – Rachel Zoe
  32. “Many receive advice, only the wise profit from it.” – Harper Lee
  33. #Ambition is the first step to #success. The second step is #action.
  34. Every day is a new beginning, take a deep breath and start again
  35. Be so good they can’t ignore you – Steve Martin
  36. There are 7 days in a week and ‘someday’ isn’t one of them
  37. The secret to getting ahead is getting started
  38. “I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it.” – Estée Lauder
  39. “What you do makes a difference, and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make.” – Jane Goodall
  40. “When we speak we are afraid our words will not be heard or welcomed. But when we are silent, we are still afraid. So it is better to speak.” – Audre Lorde
  41. “Learn from the mistakes of others. You can’t live long enough to make them all yourself.” – Eleanor Roosevelt
  42. “Change your life today. Don’t gamble on the future, act now, without delay.” – Simone de Beauvoir
  43. “Don’t look at your feet to see if you are doing it right. Just dance.” – Anne Lamott
  44. “When you’re through changing, you’re through.” – Martha Stewart
  45. “When you embrace your difference, your DNA, your look or heritage or religion or your unusual name, that’s when you start to shine.” – Bethenny Frankel
  46. “The only way to learn is to keep doing something new, and, if you’re lucky, learning with people who really know how to do it.” – Nora Ephron
  47. “I’m never going to retire. Would I retire from life? This is my life!” – Gloria Steinem
  48. “Always be a first-rate version of yourself, instead of a second-rate version of somebody else.” – Judy Garland
  49. “I myself have never been able to find out precisely what feminism is: I only know that people call me a feminist whenever I express sentiments that differentiate me from a doormat.” – Rebecca West, British author and feminist
  50. “I raise up my voice – not so I can shout but so that those without a voice can be heard. We cannot succeed when half of us are held back.” – Malala Yousafzai, Pakistani activist and youngest Nobel Prize laureate
  51. “There is a special place in hell for women who don’t help other women.” – Madeleine Albright, the first woman to be US Secretary of State
  52. “Here’s to strong women: May we know them. May we be them. May we raise them.”

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