It’s not easy to be motivated all the time. Especially Monday, right? But then we look at women who’ve achieved so much in life, and we wonder how they got there. It isn’t fate or just luck. They’ve gone beyond the ordinary to prove themselves and worked towards it. They’ve been courageous and unapologetic. These women have set examples for us to follow and we’re more than proud of them. Here are some quotes from the world’s most empowering women to help you power through tough situations. Let’s get to it.

1. Be Unique

In order to be irreplaceable one must always be different. – Coco Chanel

2. Be Fierce

The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. – Ayn Rand

3. Spread The Love

Spread love everywhere you go. Let no one ever come to you without leaving happier. – Mother Teresa

4. Recognize Your Inner Power

We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better. – J.K. Rowling

5. Learn From Your Mistakes

Turn your wounds into wisdom. – Oprah Winfrey

6. Work Hard

I didn’t get there by wishing for it or hoping for it, but by working for it. – Estée Lauder

7. Voice Your Opinion

When the whole world is silent, even one voice becomes powerful. – Malala Yousafzai

These women have shattered glass ceilings with their work and we’re really proud of them. Their achievements encourage us to aim higher and set bigger goals. The next time you feel down and out, read these quotes and you might get motivated yet again.

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