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Intentionality Quotes

By setting and pursuing goals, you have nothing to lose but a lot to gain. It has been scientifically proven that people who set goals are more fulfilled and positive about life. Having a purpose to wake up to each day will challenge us and give us meaning. Zoe McKey

If Plan A isn’t working, I have Plan B, Plan C, and even Plan D. – Serena Williams

Goals give you that sense of meaning and purpose, a clear sense of direction. As you move toward your goals you feel happier and stronger. You feel more energized and effective. You feel more competent and confident in yourself and your abilities. Brian Tracy

A goal is not always meant to be reached, it often serves simply as something to aim at.  Bruce Lee

Resilience Quotes

For me, it was a question of resilience. What others marked as flaws or disadvantages about myself – my race, my gender – I embraced as fuel for my success. I never let anything or anyone define me or my potential. I controlled my future. — Serena Williams

Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement. —  Helen Keller


A champion is not defined by their wins but how they recover when they fall. — Serena Williams

I’ve grown most not from victories, but setbacks. – Serena Williams

The opposite of success is not's being stuck. You have a unique gift that's meant to be shared. When fully aligned with this everlasting GIFT, an unshakable confidence becomes REAL! Jennifer Villarreal

You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it. — Maya Angelou

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness. — Oprah Winfrey

I am not afraid of storms for I am learning how to sail my ship. — Louise May Alcott

You may shoot me with your words, you may cut me with your eyes, you may kill me with your hatefulness, but still, like air, I’ll rise! — Maya Angelou

​One of the things I learned the hard way was that it doesn’t pay to get discouraged. Keeping busy and making optimism a way of life can restore your faith in yourself. — Lucille Ball

Let nothing dim the light that shines from within. — Maya Angelou

Success Quotes

Hold serve, hold serve, hold serve. Focus, focus, focus. Be confident, be confident, be confident. Hold serve, hold, hold. Move up. Attack. Kill. Smile. — Serena Williams

I never dreamed about success. I worked for it. — Estee Lauder

Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live. — Anne Sweeny

I didn’t know what I wanted to do, but I always knew the woman I wanted to be. — Diane Von Furstenberg

I always believed that one woman’s success can only help another woman’s success. — Gloria Vanderbilt

If it doesn’t scare you, you’re probably not dreaming big enough. — Tory Burch

Delete the negative; accentuate the positive. — Donna Karan

Really take the time to focus on finding your voice and making sure that whatever you’re creating is of high quality and is useful for people in their everyday lives. — Brit Morin

I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘wow I’m not really sure I can do this’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough. — Marissa Mayer

A confident woman, a woman who truly knows her worth and her power is a force to be reckoned with. — Mandy Hale

Success isn’t about how much money you make, it’s about the difference you make in people’s lives. — Michelle Obama

You have to do what you dream of doing, even while you’re afraid.  — Arianna Huffington

Happiness is the gradual realization of a worthy ideal or goal. — Florence Nightingale

I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. — Mother Teresa

You get what you give. What you put into things is what you get out of them. — Jeniffer Lopez

I got lucky because I never gave up the search. Are you quitting too soon? Or are you willing to pursue luck with a vengeance too?”― Jill Konrath

Honor your calling. Everyone has one. Trust your heart, and success will come to you. — Oprah Winfrey

It’s never too late to make a comeback. — Christina Katz


If this is something that you really want to do, if you believe in it…simply keep forging forward because success will come. — Cassandra Sanford

I think the key is for women not to set any limits. — Martina Navratilova


There is nothing like a concrete life plan to weigh you down. Because if you always have one eye on some future goal, you stop paying attention to the job at hand, miss opportunities that might arise, and stay fixedly on one path, even when a better, newer course might have opened up. ― Indra Nooyi

Trust you gut. — Sara Blakely

And if the end result is that someone, somewhere winds up believing they can do something out of the ordinary, well, then you’ve really made it. ― Angela Ahrendts

“One of the best things you can do is stop and listen; that’s why it’s good to not just immediately respond when someone talks to you. Just stop and make sure you internalized what they said.”—Lori Richardson

Do what you love and success will follow. Passion is the fuel behind a successful career.”―Meg Whitman

We need to accept that we won’t always make the right decisions, that we’ll screw up royally sometimes – understanding that failure is not the opposite of success, it’s part of success.” ― Arianna Huffington

When you’re building a business, you’re either all in, or you’re not. — Barbara Corcoran

Women are as capable as men and this needs to be the focus of our education, that women can be whatever they want to be. —  DJ Zinhale

“As an entrepreneur, you can always find a solution if you try hard enough. — Lori Greiner

Work smart. Get things done. No nonsense. Move fast. — Susan Wojcicki

There are no limitations on what’s possible. — Jessica Alba

The most successful entrepreneurs I know are optimistic. It’s part of the job description.” ― Caterina Fake


I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough. ― Marissa Mayer

Stay true to yourself and your vision. Don’t let any one person’s opinion move you; listen, but be confident.”―Amanda Kahlow

Be an amateur. Not everything you do has to be good, especially at first.― Ann Handley

If you’re not [learning], you’re falling behind. Somebody else is getting better as you’re becoming less valuable. I see so many irrelevant salespeople I want to cry. They stopped learning. ― Jill Konrath

Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value. ― Albert Einstein

Your value will be not what you know; it will be what you share.― Ginni Rometty

I’ve always been a bit of an introvert, but just because you don’t fit the classic mold doesn’t mean you can’t be a leader. You just need to find your own style and someone with a similar style who you can learn from.― Jess Lee

I’ve never thought of myself as a female engineer, or founder, or a woman in tech. I just think of myself as someone who’s passionate. ― Leah Busque

Stick to your true north― build greatness for the long term. ―Ruth Porat

I like to say it’s an attitude of not just thinking outside the box, but not even seeing the box.”― Safra A. Catz

Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else.” ―Sara Blakely

At the end of the day, you are the only one that is limiting your ability to dream, or to actually execute on your dreams. Don’t let yourself get in the way of that.”― Falon Fatemi

I realized that if I was willing to step up and be in the spotlight, I’d be able to make everyone else around me much more powerful as well.”― Alaina Percival

Self-Love Quotes

I love who I am, and I encourage other people to love and embrace who they are. But it definitely wasn’t easy – it took me a while. — Serena Williams

Since I don’t look like every other girl, it takes a while to be okay with that. To be different. But different is good. — Serena Williams

If you're always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be.  Maya Angelou

Once I learned to like me more than others did, then I didn't have to worry about being the funniest or the most popular or the prettiest. I was the best me and I only ever tried to be that. —  Issa Rae

Remember, you have been criticizing yourself for years, and it hasn’t worked. Try approving of yourself and see what happens. — Louise L. Hay

If you want to improve your self-worth, stop giving other people the calculator. — Tim Fargo

Happiness does not come from without, it comes from within  — Helen Keller

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, ‘Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?’ Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won’t feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It’s not just in some of us; it’s in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. — Marianne Williamson

When we dim our light we don’t do anyone a favor. It’s a disservice because when you’re in the presence of someone who knows his or her worth, like the extraordinary Maya did, you want to shine brighter. Self-honoring energy is contagious.” ~Alicia Keys

Never dull your shine for somebody else. — Tyra Banks

And you, you scare people because you are whole all by yourself. — Lauren Alex Cooper

I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself. — Beyoncé Knowles

Don’t waste a second of your time convincing other people you’re worth loving. — Atticus

Everything that happens to you is a reflection of what you believe about yourself. We cannot outperform our level of self-esteem. We cannot draw to ourselves more than we think we are worth. — Iyanla Vanzant

Don’t blame your parents, don’t blame your boyfriend, don’t blame the weather. Accept the reality, embrace the challenge, and deal with it. Be in charge of your own life. Turn negatives into positives and be proud to be a woman. — Diane Von Furstenberg

Self-care is never a selfish act–it is simply good stewardship of the only gift I have, the gift I was put on earth to offer to others. — Parker Palmer

The path to self-discovery is not a straight line. It’s a zigzag. We move in and out of awareness: one step forward, three steps to the left, a baby step back, another leap forward. A lightbulb moment might shine brightly one day, but then flicker the next. It takes work to hold tightly to a certain consciousness, to live in its wisdom. Every day, I have to intentionally maintain an awareness of my value. — Alicia Keys

Too many people overvalue what they are not and undervalue what they are. — Malcolm S. Forbes

My dear,
In the midst of hate, I found there was, within me, an invincible love.
In the midst of tears, I found there was, within me, an invincible smile.
In the midst of chaos, I found there was, within me, an invincible calm.
I realized, through it all, that…
In the midst of winter, I found there was, within me, an invincible summer.
And that makes me happy. For it says that no matter how hard the world pushes against me, within me, there’s something stronger – something better, pushing right back.
Truly yours,
Albert Camus

Confidence Quotes

You just have to prove to yourself that you can go out there and be the best that you can be and not prove anything to anyone. — Serena Williams

If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off... no matter what they say. — Barbara McClintock, cytogeneticist and winner of the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine

I don't have a feeling of inferiority. Never had. I'm as good as anybody, but no better. —  Katherine Johnson

No one can make you feel inferior without your consent. —  Eleanor Roosevelt

Make the most of yourself by fanning the tiny, inner sparks of possibility into flames of achievement. - Golda Meir

Don’t be intimidated by what you don’t know. That can be your greatest strength and ensure that you do things differently from everyone else. —  Sara Blakely

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

I’ve missed more than 9,000 shots in my career. I’ve lost almost 300 games. 26 times I’ve been trusted to take the game winning shot and missed. I’ve failed over and over and over again in my life and that is why I succeed.” — Michael Jordan 

We may encounter many defeats, but we must not be defeated. —  Maya Angelou

The most alluring thing a woman can have is confidence. —  Beyonce Knowles 

I have chosen to no longer be apologetic for my femaleness and my femininity. And I want to be respected in all of my femaleness because I deserve to be. — Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie

We must reject not only the stereotypes that others hold of us, but also the stereotypes that we hold of ourselves. — Shirley Chisholm

Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained. — Marie Curie

A surplus of effort could overcome a deficit of confidence. — Sonia Sotomayor

If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off... no matter what they say." — Barbara McClintock, cytogeneticist and winner of the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine


My mother told me to be a lady. And for her, that meant be your own person, be independent. — Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it. — Bruce Lee

One of the greatest things you have in life is that no one has the authority to tell you what you want to be. You’re the one who’ll decide what you want to be. Respect yourself and respect the integrity of others as well. The greatest thing you have is your self-image, a positive opinion of yourself. You must never let anyone take it from you. —  Jaime Escalante

When life hands you a difficult situation where you feel undervalued and disrespected, be bold and brave enough to know your worth. — Yai Vargas

I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself. –Beyoncé Knowles

A person’s worth in this world is estimated according to the value they put on themselves.” — Jean De La Bruvere

Women often face obstacles when trying to achieve their goals, which invite them to question the validity of their requests and feasibility of their dreams. — Womens Confidence Report 

Early in her career, Virginia M. Rometty, I.B.M.’s next chief executive, was offered a big job, but she felt she did not have enough experience. So she told the recruiter she needed time to think about it. That night, her husband asked her,”‘Do you think a man would have ever answered that question that way?” “What it taught me was you have to be very confident, even though you’re so self-critical inside about what it is you may or may not know,” she said at Fortune‘s Most Powerful Women Summit this month. “And that, to me, leads to taking risks.” - HBR  But one New York Times story placed the emphasis on the role self-confidence may have played into her success…

Get more confidence by doing things that excite and frighten you. Jessica Williams

There’s a confidence and sense of self that comes with age that I didn’t anticipate. Jillian Michaels

Through my education, I didn’t just develop skills, I didn’t just develop the ability to learn, but I developed confidence. Michelle Obama

You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.  Eleanor Roosevelt

It is confidence in our bodies, minds, and spirits that allows us to keep looking for new adventures. Oprah Winfrey

I think about trust and confidence as something that you earn every day, and we will keep at it, earning it every day. Lynn Good

Self confidence is a super power. Once you start to believe in yourself, magic starts happening. Unknown

Action is a high road to self-confidence and esteem. Where it is open, all energies flow toward it. It comes readily to most people, and its rewards are tangible. Bruce Lee

“I was always looking outside myself for strength and confidence but it comes from within. It is there all the time. Anne Freud

Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone to tell you who you are. Beyoncé

Do not feel lonely, the entire universe is inside you. Stop acting so small. You are the universe in ecstatic motion. Set your life on fire. Seek those who fan your flames. Rumi

You will never gain anyone’s approval by begging for it. When you stand confident in your own worth, respect follows. Mandy Hale

If you hear a voice within you say ‘you cannot paint,’ then by all means paint, and that voice will be silenced. Vincent Van Gogh

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