Who do you look up to? What aspirations do you have? If you have goals, you may face a challenging road ahead, but nothing should hold you back. In the past, women have struggled to get to the top, but times are changing, and the leading lights in this infographic show us that anything is possible. If you need motivation or a push in the right direction, taking inspiration from women who have hit their targets is a wonderful place to start.
If you feel like you’ve encountered a lot of setbacks in your quest to achieve your dreams, take heart from the words of one of the world’s best-selling authors, J K Rowling. Life hasn’t always been rosy, and the award-winning author says that “it is impossible to live without failing at something, unless you live so cautiously that you might not have lived at all- in which case you fail by default.” If things haven’t worked out, keep plugging away. Overnight success is very rare.
Remember that above everything, you are in charge of your destiny. As British Olympic champion, Jessica Ennis-Hill suggests, “the only one who can tell you you can’t win is you, and you don’t have to listen.” Be confident in your own abilities and strengths and give yourself the best chance of getting to where you want to be. Don’t let others knock you down, but most importantly, don’t lose hope and confidence in yourself.
If you need a little pep talk or you feel like you’ve lost your way in pursuit of your dreams, hopefully, you can take inspiration from these incredible women.
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