Career Advice from Inspirational Women

Posted: Discover Career

We’re thrilled to begin our series of career-themed posts with these 10 motivational and thought provoking quotes.

Working Hard

“The future belongs to those who believe in the beauty of their dreams.”

Eleanor Roosevelt

“Whatever the problem, be part of the solution. Don’t just sit around raising questions and pointing out obstacles.”

Tina Fey

Having Confidence

“If you’re offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat! Just get on.”  

Sheryl Sandberg

“I can not do everything, but I can do something. I must not fail to do the something that I can do.”

Helen Keller

Facing Criticism

“The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.”

Alice Walker

Being Flexible

“Your career is like a garden. It holds an assortment of life’s energy that yields a bounty for you. You do not need to grow just one thing in your garden. You do not need to do just one thing in your career.”

Jennifer Ritchie Payette

“I was lucky to be offered a lovely piece of property to build a career on. I started building a house on it, but it was’t necessarily a house I would want to live in. So I ripped down that house, and I worked with these great lumberjacks to build a really cool cabin - a place I want to drink whiskey in and hang out until the sun rises.”

Vanessa Carlton

On Failure

“Some failure in life is inevitable. It is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might as well have not lived at all - in which case, you fail by default.”

J.K. Rowling 

Finding Balance

“Don’t lament so much about how your career is going to turn out. You don’t have a career. You have a life. Do the work. Keep the faith. Be true blue.”

Cheryl Strayed

“I’ve learnt that making a ‘living’ is not the same thing as ‘making a life’.”  

Maya Angelou

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