And happy Monday to all of you US folks. Since it is Monday I thought I would pop in with a bit of Monday motivation to help you make today awesome. If it’s Tuesday where you live (like it is down here) then let’s be real, you need this just as much as the others because any day that isn’t Friday is hard work. If you know me at all then you know I love a good inspirational quote. I make no apologies for being totally basic and smattering them all over my Pinterest, in my Instagram captions and on my bathroom mirror.
Say what you will, but an inspirational quote can do wonders for a weary soul. Sometimes all you need is a little nudge in the right direction and it’ll make your whole day brighter.
So consider this your Monday pep talk to get you going for the week.
You are welcome!
Anyway, I decided to theme these ones around girl power because a) who runs the world? And b) I consider myself a feminist so naturally I love all things that encourage and uplift women.
Nothing makes me happier than seeing women cheering each other on instead of dragging each other down. There is something beautiful about our collective voices, teaming together to bring that sweet, sensitivity into the world. Ugh it gives me all the warm fuzzies.
So if you are a gal looking for some serious inspiration to get you through today then I’ve got just the thing for you. 15 quotes for girl bosses from some of my absolute favourite girl bosses, past, present, fictional and otherwise.
15 inspirational girl boss quotes that will empower you…
“What are men to rocks and mountains” – Elizabeth Bennet (Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen)
Girl, you don’t need no man to complete you. You are positively lovely just as you are. You’ve got the world on your doorstep..go out and explore it! Be selfish with this time and soak in the beauty of the rocks and mountains while you don’t have to share them with anyone.
“Beautiful things do not seek attention”
You don’t need to be impressive to anyone else. You are already incredibly unique and valuable.
“It’s not my responsibility to be beautiful. I’m not alive for that purpose. My existence is not about how desirable you find me.” – Warsan Shire
You are so much more than just a pretty face. You are soul, mind and spirit that demands respect. Nobody should convince you otherwise.
“I want to be a woman that offers what I know with grace and accepts what I don’t know with humility.” – Wendy Pope
Humility is everything. Being gracious in all occasions is the difference between a girl and a woman.
“Never let anyone disturb your composure, deter your accomplishments or destroy your happiness.”
Take every opportunity you can in life to celebrate. Be joyful and don’t let anyone else try to bring you down.
“The fact that I am a women does not make me a different kind of Christian, but the fact that I am a Christian does make a different kind of woman.” – Elisabeth Elliot
You are fearfully and wonderfully made. You were chosen by God and that’s what makes you special.
“Leadership is about surrender, not gender.”– Lisa Bevere
Women are just as valuable as men. I’m gonna say it louder for the people at the back…women are JUST as valuable as men!
“Drama is very important in life: you have to come on with a bang. You never want to go out with a whimper.” – Julia Child
Don’t be afraid to stand out! Push those shoulders back and hold your head high. You don’t want to fade into the background, you were born to be a star.
“I want to be a woman who overcomes obstacles by tackling them in faith instead of tiptoeing around them in fear.” – Renee Swope
Be bold in the way you handle confrontation and unexpected circumstances. Face them head on with faith. Perfect love casts out all fear.
“Be messy and complicated and afraid and show up anyway.” – Glennon Doyle Melton
It doesn’t matter how messy you feel, get up, show up and never give up. Everyone else is just as clueless as you. Courage is feeling afraid and doing it anyway.
“I’m not insulted when people call me sensitive. Feeling things deeply is my superpower. I’m an empathetic badass.”
There is nothing wrong with being sensitive or feeling things deeply. If you have a big heart, you should wear that with pride! How wonderful it is to have too much love that you just can’t contain it all.
“Attitude is the difference between an ordeal and an adventure.”
Make the most of every situation. Laugh without fear of the future. It’s okay if everything doesn’t go as planned, it will all work out in the end. Embrace those moments when you stumble…and make them part of the dance.
“It’s better to be late than to arrive ugly.” – Darcy Gilmore
Dress up just for the fun of it. There is no such thing as over-dressed. Every day is an excuse to put your best foot forward and maybe for you that means a swishy skirt and sparkly heels.
“Don’t let what he wants eclipse what you need. He’s very dreamy, but he’s not the sun.”– Christina Yang (Grey’s Anatomy)
Don’t dull your sparkle for anyone. Don’t try to change yourself to make someone like you. You are wonderful as you are and if they can’t see that then they aren’t the one for you my friend.
“Anything is possible with sunshine and a little pink.” – Lily Pulitzer
Positivity (and a little pink) makes all the difference. When it’s gloomy outside, you’ve got to learn to create your own sunshine. Start by giving thanks for all of the blessings in your life. A thankful heart cannot be easily crumpled.
'Be messy and complicated and afraid and show up anyway.' - Glennon Doyle Melton Click To Tweet
I hope you feel empowered and ready to seize the day. If you loved this post then you should check out: 11 positively inspirational quotes to live by!
Here’s to women everywhere…may we always be uplifting and cheering for one another.
Now tell me…
Which of these girl boss quotes is your favourite?
Who is a girl boss that you look up to?