From mom to wife, chef, driver, real estate broker, blogger, author, entrepreneur motivator, sister, daughter, friend—whew—and the infinite list goes on. It’s a lot that we women take on.
And unless you’re Superwoman, never feeling a shred of self-doubt, exhaustion, or ever just ask yourself, “What the hell did I get myself into?” If so, then I think you’ll find this post motivating and comforting knowing you’re not alone.
When I’m stressed, overwhelmed, or ready to commit myself into an insane asylum, many things help me center and balance myself.
I’ll enjoy a quick twenty-minute yoga routine from YouTube, Yoga with Adrienne is my go-to yoga guru, stuff my face with cookies, which is my favorite thing, by the way, calm my mind with a guided meditation, or take ten minutes on Pinterest reading inspirational quotes.
Which is probably what you were doing and that’s how you landed here. So let’s get to the goods, and stop wasting time. Here is a list of 5 of my favorite motivational quotes that always remind me why I do what I do and help me hit my internal reboot button.
“The woman who can create her own job is the woman who will win fame and fortune.” – Amelia Earhart
Well, I can’t say that I’ve won fame, but fortune, most definitely! I’m blessed to be able to able to wake up and do what I love every single day. To set my schedule, work from home, and when my body or mind needs it to be able to check out and relax for a bit. I love this quote because it reminds me that my choices have the power to improve my life and business.
“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead, pursue the things you love doing, and do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off you.” – Maya Angelou
Ok, can we all agree on this one? I admit I’ve been guilty of striving for success and money before, and guess what? I was miserable! But, after some intense praying, searching, and meditating, I shift my focus on what I love, what I enjoy and what I’m good at, and I love it! Having passion for what you do changes everything, your attitude, perspective, and most importantly yourself! Love, love, love this quote, and whenever I’m losing my way it helps ground me back into what’s truly important in my business and my life.
“What makes you different or weird—that’s your strength.” – Meryl Streep
Umm…. YES! This quote holds a special spot in my weird heart. I’ve always been a goofball, some enjoy my sense of humor, and I’m sure others deem me a nutjob. But that’s okay because I embrace my weirdness that makes me unique. Friend, don’t be afraid to let your true self shine, the right people for you will love you for it!
“Not reaching back for what was lost in my yesterdays. And not reaching for what I hope will be my tomorrow. But living fully with what is right in front of me. And truly seeing the gift of this moment.” – Lysa TerKeurst
This could be my all time favorite right here. This quote applies not only to business but to everyday life too. Unfortunately, ruminating on my past or anxiously attempting to predict my future is a bad habit that I’ve worked immensely hard to overcome, but I’m human, and sometimes I slip back into my old ways. Whenever I feel defeated or if I’ve made a mistake, this beautiful quote creates a sense of peace within me, reminding me to appreciate each moment and where I’m currently at in life.
“He who is not courageous enough to take risks will accomplish nothing in life” – Muhammad Ali
Fear. What more is there to say? Fear is a liar and a trap. The only way to defeat it is to have courage and take the necessary risks to accomplish your dreams!