Most Kickass Women Empowerment Quotes You Need To Read
“A country like India has a lot of potentials. I end with the hope that we will build on that. My life is my message: nothing is impossible.”
With great women like Mary Kom changing the paradigms of what women should aspire for. One ends up thinking what is it that as a woman, I can achieve?
In words of one of the most celebrated woman boxer out of India is that “nothing is impossible”.
The potential to grow lies inside our own selves. It’s running through us and nothing can stop us from achieving it. The notion that women need space no longer fits in the world of achievers. Women don't need to ask for spaces anymore because they have the potential to create them.
“We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing, at whatever cost, must be attained.”
“Staying silent is like a slow-growing cancer to the soul and a trait of a true coward. There is nothing intelligent about not standing up for yourself. You may not win every battle. Yet, everyone will at least know what you stood for—YOU.”
The belief in one’s potential allows the room for the unthinkable to exist. As women, it’s very important to not let patriarchal prejudices bring us to doubt our own capacities. A part of self-love is also processing who we are as people, what are our capacities. It’s primitive to understand the strengths that plan our being.
“You almost have to step outside yourself and look at you as if you were someone else you really care about and really want to protect. Would you let someone take advantage of that person? Would you let someone use that person you really care about? Or would you speak up for them? If it was someone else you care about, you'd say something. I know you would. Okay, now put yourself back in that body. That person is you. Stand up and tell 'em, "Enough!
“There are going to be people who will hurt you, put you down, gossip about you, belittle your accomplishments and judge your soul. It is a fact that we all must face. However, if you realize that God is a best friend that stands beside you when others cast stones you will never be afraid, never feel worthless and never feel alone.”
“Do not bring people in your life who weigh you down. And trust your instincts ... good relationships feel good. They feel right. They don't hurt. They're not painful. That's not just with somebody you want to marry, but it's with the friends that you choose. It's with the people you surround yourselves with.”
“We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.”
Taking the lead even when it's the scariest thing to do, is what will allow you to understand your strengths.
It might not always work out but you don’t owe it to anyone. Accept the fact that you need to prove nothing to the world. This all is about you. Your journey. Your experience and your very own lesson.
“Don’t be afraid to take risks, in risks will come to your biggest opportunities. Be realistic and be prepared for any outcome while giving your best at whatever you do.”
“If you have a dream, don’t just sit there. Gather courage to believe that you can succeed and leave no stone unturned to make it a reality.”
“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.”
This quote digs deeper into the quest of understanding yourself. Your empowerment can’t always end up you achieving what you wanted. The empowerment is in the process you allow yourself to be in. The fact that you can take risks and chances about what you feel is right. That is all the empowerment you need. The power to decide!
“You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not
always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once
but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have
because history has shown us that courage can be contagious
and hope can take on a life of its own.”
“I’ve lived to the fullest. I’ve squeezed the best out of life. A good husband, children, family and most importantly my work. I am close to hundred and even with such a shriveled up face, I can boast that I have still got work, fame, and money! I’ve not gone into oblivion.”
– Zohra Sehgal on turning 100
While you are at this path of gathering the courage to be seen. You should understand the scars that you'll get from fighting this will need healing. That healing has to come from within. Allow yourself some space to reflect. Understand and be kinder to the needs of your soul.
“Women, in particular, need to keep an eye on their physical and mental health, because if we're scurrying to and from appointments and errands, we don't have a lot of time to take care of ourselves. We need to do a better job of putting ourselves higher on our own 'to do'list.”
Taking care of your body and mind is not a luxury but a basic need. Concentrating on your mental and physical health is the catalyst to one's success.
“I’ve had my ups and my downs. In the last months, I’ve done my share of sleeping, a little soul-searching and reflecting, long walks in the woods. [Laughter.] And in those moments, I am thankful for my own village, my community of family and friends who have supported and encouraged me. I have also been buoyed by the love and support that I’ve received from the young women I have mentored over my lifetime. They inspire me everyday.”
“I think it’s great to be flawed. I am hugely flawed, and I like it that way. That’s the fun of life. You fall, get up, make mistakes, learn from them, be human and be you.”
“I’ve always been a person who’s been extremely comfortable in my own skin. If I wanted to get in super sexy, slim or whatever the adages are, it is so easy today! You can get that done instantly and please, we are from showbiz… we know everyone in the business! Weight gain, especially post-pregnancy, is a natural process depending on metabolism and if it does happen, IT’S FINE! It’s not who you are on the outside that matters.”
The stories of women having to put in the extra effort to succeed, by neglecting other parts of their life are bullshit.
You can balance your life. You could be a mother and successful at work. You could be anything you want.
This is the time where you create options for your own choices. If you want it you can sure have it all.
“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 tell it—through the words you use to describe yourself, the actions you take to care for yourself, and the choices you make to express yourself. Tell the world you are one-of-a-kind creation who came here to experience the wonder and spread joy. Expect to be accommodated.”
“Don't waste your energy trying to change opinions ... Do your thing, and don't care if they like it.”
“I am an unapologetic feminist and I embrace that self-description without any qualifications…the gender debate, in effect, is a global one.”
“You may be the only person left who believes in you, but it's enough. It takes just one star to pierce a universe of darkness. Never give up.”
In the end, all that matters is where you see your own self. How much you allow people to change your perception. How much you value your own energy. How much is that you want to achieve...
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All that matters here is how you can take charge!