20 Motivational Quotes for Successful Women

Words are powerful. They can either start wars and cut like a knife OR they can encourage and inspire someone—catapulting them towards success.  Here are twenty motivational quotes for successful women.

We have all been there. We have a passion or idea and the people we choose to be around can either douse the fire that burns within with water or throw some gasoline on it. We should all strive to be—and be around—the ones holding the proverbial gasoline.

If you are like me, you LOVE quotes. I hope these ignite your fire, motivating you to strive for greatness as you fiercely pursue your dreams and goals:

  1. “The most effective way to do it, is to do it.” – Amelia Earhart
  2. “Success is not built on success. It’s built on failure and our ability to get back up, dust ourselves off and say— ‘Is that all you’ve got, world? Because I’m NOT GIVING UP!’” – Unknown
  3. “Do what you have to do, until you can do what you want to do.” – Oprah Winfrey
  4. “Once you become fearless, life becomes limitless.” – Unknown
  5. “You have what it takes to be a victorious, independent, fearless woman.” – Tyra Banks
  6. “Small minds can’t comprehend big spirits. To be great, you have to be willing to be mocked, hated, and misunderstood. Stay strong.” – Unknown
  7. “I can be changed by what happens to me; but I refuse to be reduced by it.” – Maya Angelou
  8. “Move on from what hurt you, never forgetting what it taught you. Through mistakes we become stronger. We become wiser.” – Unknown
  9. “Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, ambition inspired, and success achieved.” – Helen Keller
  10. “Life shrinks and expands in proportion to one’s courage.” – Unknown
  11. “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.” – Louisa May Alcott
  12. “Fearless is not the absence of fear…it’s living in spite of what scares you.” – Taylor Swift
  13. “Never allow people to make more withdrawals than deposits. Know when to close the account before it drains you and leaves you in the negative.” – Unknown
  14. “Failure is impossible.” – Susan B. Anthony
  15. “You must be willing to let go of who you have been to become who you were meant to be.” – Unknown
  16. “Success is getting what you want, happiness is wanting what you get.” – Ingrid Bergman
  17. “We don’t keep re-reading the last chapter when we are truly ready to move on, we turn the page.” – Unknown
  18. “I never dreamed about success. I worked for it.” – Estee Lauder
  19. “Never let success go to your head; never let failure go to your heart.” – Beyoncé
  20. “When faced with an obstacle—climb, go around, or go through it—but don’t let it stop you.” – Unknown

Post your favorites where you can meditate on them daily, avoid negative self-talk; and surround yourself with positive people who care enough to keep you humble.

Don’t be overwhelmed by mountains—just be prepared for the climb. <3