By Liz daRosa @lizdaRosa
March is #WomensHistory month and I thought it’d be a great chance to look at some inspirational quotes from women and apply how they can give you a #careerspark of motivation in our professional life. I’ve listed them in alphabetical order.
The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity. Amelia Earhart
Career ‘Spark’: Just do! Propel yourself forward – you need ONE WIN…that gives you momentum.
How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. Anne Frank
Career ‘Spark’: Just do! TODAY – don’t wait for an ‘opportunity’ carve out that opportunity to make a difference/your mark!
Nothing is impossible, the word itself says, “I’m possible!” Audrey Hepburn
Career ‘Spark’: Reframe how you see things – even something that at first appears insurmountable is achievable.
When one door of happiness closes, another opens, but often we look so long at the closed door that we do not see the one that has been opened for us. Helen Keller
Career ‘Spark’: Take a moment to regroup when something ‘happens’ but don’t dwell on it. Move on, look around and take Action to move yourself forward in another direction.
If you are offered a seat on a rocket ship, don’t ask what seat. Just get on. Sheryl Sandberg
Career ‘Spark’: Embrace being included in a new opportunity, look at it as an adventure. Enjoy the ride and make the most of it!
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. Alice Walker
Career ‘Spark’: Be self-empowered, you matter, you make a difference because you are YOU!
You become what you believe. Oprah Winfrey
Career ‘Spark’: You are in control of how you are seen and what you are known for – use self-talk and visualization to stay focused on your dreams & goals.
Today, look around for career sparks in your life. If you have a quote from a woman that’s inspirational to you or a spark, please share it in the Comments section below or send me an email.
Your Career Coach, Liz
About the Author: Liz daRosa continually draws on the inspiration of women to support her in her daily career & life success journey. Her doctoral dissertation was on gender identity and transformative learning. She has given presentations on career development on 3 continents, is a career blogger at http://lizbeardmoredarosa.com and tweets career advice at @lizdaRosa. As a coach, Liz acts as a support system to highly motivated individuals in career transition and smallbiz owners to increase positive work-life outcomes.