8 Quotes Every #GirlBoss Needs As A Reminder To Boss Up
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8 Quotes Every #GirlBoss Needs As A Reminder To Boss Up

It's one of those days: your boss is on your case, someone stole your lunch out of the fridge, gas prices have lost their mind, and your twist-out is not poppin'. You are somewhere in between wanting to smack someone and needing a long hug.

In the midst of working so hard, it's only natural to have off days and question our purpose. Am I doing enough? Am I appreciated? Should I continue? Doubts are often the first to rise to the surface and sometimes we just need someone to remind us why we're pushing so hard. Black women in particular are notorious for carrying everyone on their backs, prioritizing everyone else's needs before their own, and the pressure can become a lot.

But, there is sunshine amidst the clouds. Even on our worst days, we can look up to strong women of color who have paved the way for us to even encounter a number of the challenges we are up against. Their strength, perspective, perseverance, and words of wisdom can be our life raft in situations where we feel like we can't push forward.

Because of them, we can.

Here are 8 quotes from Black female extraordinaires to keep stashed away for a rainy day.

When You Question Your Impact...

"You may not always have a comfortable life and you will not always be able to solve all of the world's problems at once but don't ever underestimate the importance you can have because history has shown us that courage can be contagious and hope can take on a life of its own." – Michelle Obama

You're here. You're doing this. Take a deep breath and remember that before you can run a mile, you must stretch and finish one lap at a time. Acknowledge your small wins on the way to achieving the big one. And never forget that while silent, there are people around you cheering you on, or at the very least, observing your progress. Your persistence can inspire those around you and sharing rather than hiding your struggle can humanize the process.

It will get done. You can do this. Keep pushing.

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