If you ever happen to look a woman's to-do list, the number of tasks on it may surprise you. Challenges at the workplace and at home notwithstanding, women have to continuously fight gender bias, patriarchy, social norms and the multiple ideals that they are expected to follow. It is not just exhausting but painful.
The best way to overcome these challenges is to look yourself in the mirror and reiterate to yourself that "you can do it," just as the popular ad tells you to. Remember to tell yourself, you are courageous, strong, and unstoppable.
Here are some motivational quotes that will inspire you and help you along the way.
You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them. - Maya Angelou, author, poet
I learned to always take on things I'd never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist. - Ginni Rometty, CEO, IBM
In my life I've gone through a lot of really hard times. I went through depression and had so many challenges that I overcame. And I overcame because I just decided to be happy. - Lilly Singh. YouTube sensation
As you become more successful, the gender barrier disappears. The credibility challenges you have during your growing up years starts disappearing when you start demonstrating success. - Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, businesswoman
If you're going to change things, you have to be with the people who hold the levers. - Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of the US
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, American lawyer, writer, former First Lady of the US
Any transition is easier if you believe in yourself and your talent. -Priyanka Chopra, actor
We can each define ambition and progress for ourselves. The goal is to work toward a world where expectations are not set by the stereotypes that hold us back, but by our personal passion, talents and interests. - Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook
So this week, channel all your inner strength and keep your focus on what matters the most.
Do share with us how you stay motivated? What do you do to address the challenges you face?