We learned as children that words are powerful—a kind word from a teacher, a cheer from the bleachers or a bedtime story from a parent. A powerful speech from a politician, a loving message from an elder or even an uplifting inner monologue all have the power to nurture and to inspire. The words we surround ourselves with as adults also matter. We hope you find these words from bold female writers encouraging.
J.K. Rowling playfully said that “Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” We love that! A sound game plan and resources to achieve your dreams are important, but you also need to have guts. If you have this courage, you can chase your dreams.
While on the subject of chasing your dreams, a favorite leading lady, Amy Poehler, said “I believe great people do things before they are ready.” Just think of what she has accomplished as a writer, comedian, actress, mother and in her many other roles. It's encouraging to hear that you don’t always feel ready to go after goals, but a great person hits the ground running.
Hit a roadblock? Maya Angelou says, “What you’re supposed to do when you don’t like a thing is change it. If you can’t change it, change the way you think about it.” This is good, practical advice for life’s many challenges! Sometimes, poets truly know how to make things straightforward and simple.
Watch the video above for more inspiring quotes from women who will fill your day with words that uplift, encourage and nurture. Over time, flooding your life with kind words will overflow into the tasks, people and life around you.