Carolina van Vugt
Carolina van Vugt Love & Life 19 jan 2017

Zit je in een dip? Deze 9 powervrouwen helpen je er weer bovenop

Zit je in een dip en kun je wel wat inspiratie en motivatie gebruiken? Zoek dan niet verder, want we hebben hier negen quotes voor je van de meest krachtige vrouwen die je gegarandeerd weer op zullen beuren.

Van wijze woorden over het opbouwen van zelfvertrouwen tot jezelf durven zijn en de juiste mensen om je heen verzamelen; deze vrouwen weten hoe je positief in het leven moet staan en de sterkste versie van jezelf wordt.

1. Mindy Kaling // In een column voor Glamour Magazine over zelfvertrouwen:

“People talk about confidence without ever bringing up hard work. That’s a mistake. I know I sound like some dour older spinster chambermaid on Downton Abbey who has never felt a man’s touch and whose heart has turned to stone, but I don’t understand how you could have self-confidence if you don’t do the work… Confidence is like respect: you have to earn it.”

2. Meryl Streep // In haar Golden Globes speech over respect:

“Disrespect invites disrespect. Violence incites violence. When the powerful use their position to bully others, we all lose… OK, this brings me to the press. We need the principled press to hold power to account, to call them on the carpet for every outrage.”

3. Michelle Obama // In haar laatste speech als First Lady, over jezelf durven zijn:

“Do not ever let anyone make you feel like you don’t matter, or like you don’t have a place in our American story—because you do. And you have a right to be exactly who you are. But I also want to be very clear. This right isn’t just handed to you. No, this right has to be earned every single day. You cannot take your freedoms for granted. Just like generations who have come before you, you have to do your part to preserve and protect those freedoms…you need to be preparing yourself to add your voice to our national conversation. You need to prepare yourself to be informed and engaged as a citizen, to serve and to lead, to stand up for our proud American values and to honor them in your daily lives.”

4. Oprah Winfrey // In een interview met People Magazine over doorzetten:

“Do the one thing you think you cannot do. Fail at it. Try again. Do better the second time. The only people who never tumble are those who never mount the high wire.”

5. Laverne Cox // In een interview met TIME Magazine over haar bestaan als transgender:

“Some folks, they just don’t understand. And they need to get to know us as human beings. Others are just going to be opposed to us forever. But I do believe in the humanity of people and in people’s capacity to love and to change. God help me for that.”

6. Elizabeth Gilbert // In een interview met The Guardian over het leven:

“I hate to get metaphysical about this but we are here for such a short time: we are mortal and it’s over before you know it, and it’s precious. It’s a rare and amazing thing to be a human being who has any kind of agency over their life at all, and I just can’t give a shit where people put me in the filing cabinet of their own imagination… But it’s a question of, look, the clock is ticking, we have to limit where we put our energies and resources, and I’m not going to put them into caring what other people think of me.”

7. Reese Witherspoon // In een interview met Women’s Health, over de juiste mensen om je heen verzamelen:

“Successful women don’t have a lot of time for people who don’t lift them up. There are a lot of people in life who want to tear you down or get you involved in their drama. That’s a big life lesson that is hard to learn when you’re young, but as I get older, I see women weeding people out of their lives. This is healthy. You don’t need to be a good friend to someone who’s not a good friend to you. You don’t even need to be a good daughter or sister or wife to somebody who’s not good to you. It goes that far.”

8. Beyoncé Knowles // In een interview met ELLE Magazine over innerlijke kracht:

“It’s really about changing the conversation. It’s not about perfection. It’s about purpose. We have to care about our bodies and what we put in them. Women have to take the time to focus on our mental health—take time for self, for the spiritual, without feeling guilty or selfish. The world will see you the way you see you, and treat you the way you treat yourself.”

9. Gloria Steinem // In een HBO documentaire over eerlijkheid:

“If we tell the truth to each other, we empower each other. It helps us understand that there’s no such thing as perfect. There’s unique, but not perfect.”

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