Seven years ago I was profoundly unhappy. I knew I needed to make changes in my life but I was afraid to take the first step – asking for a divorce. I had somehow lost myself and the person I used to be, a strong, happy and self-confident person.
But the one thing I knew is that, above all else, I wanted to be happy. I started taking small steps to find my strength physically, mentally and spiritually. Through this process I discovered my true calling, helping other women move past their fears in order to live the lives they desire.
Women are incredibly strong but sometimes we lose our power. Here are some of the most inspirational quotes from women who have achieved their dreams and overcome incredible tragedy.
“You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You must do the thing which you think you cannot do.”
— Eleanor Roosevelt
“Pursue your passion, and everything will fall into place. This is not being romantic. This is the highest order of pragmatism.”
— Gabrielle Giffords,
“I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.”
— Rosa Parks
“It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might has well not have lived at all, in which case you have failed by default.”
— J. K. Rowling
“Some people say I have attitude – maybe I do…but I think you have to. You have to believe in yourself when no one else does – that makes you a winner right there. ”
— Venus Williams
“I’ve learned life is a lot like surfing. When you get caught in the impact zone, you need to get right back up, because you never know what’s over the next wave… and if you have faith, anything is possible, anything at all.”
— Bethany Hamilton
“We realize the importance of our voices only when we are silenced.”
— Malala Yousafzai
“Stop wearing your wishbone where your backbone ought to be.”
— Elizabeth Gilbert
“Do you really want to look back on your life and see how wonderful it could have been had you not been afraid to live in?”
— Caroline Myss
“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.”
— Nora Ephron