International Women’s Day 2019

To celebrate International Women’s Day 2019, we are sharing 10 great quotes from women across the globe, and hope that these will inspire you to ask yourself some questions and be your best self.

"The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don't have any." - Alice Walker quote

What’s your power?

Alice Walker is an internationally celebrated writer, poet and activist whose books include seven novels, four collections of short stories, four children’s books, and volumes of essays and poetry.  She won the Pulitzer Prize in Fiction in 1983 and the National Book Award. Visit her website to find out more.

"Great minds discuss ideas; average minds discuss events; small minds discuss people." Eleanor Roosevelt quote

What discussions have you had today?

"What you do makes a difference and you have to decide what kind of difference you want to make." Jane Goodall quote

What have you done today? How has this made a difference to the world (whether big or small?)

"There is no big secret in life. Whatever your goal, you can get there if you're willing to work." Oprah Winfrey quote

We know that Oprah is not afraid to ask questions. You shouldn’t be either. Start asking yourself questions today!

"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles. It empties today of its strength." Corrie ten Boom quote

Cornelia Arnolda Johanna “Corrie” ten Boom was a Dutch watchmaker and later a writer who worked with her father Casper ten Boom and other family members to help many Jews escape the Nazi Holocaust during World War II by hiding them in her home.

Corrie ten Boom had a lot that she could have been worried about, but she realised that worrying was not a good use of today. What worries are you holding on to that you can leave behind today?

"Life's challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they're supposed to help you discover who you are." Bernice Johnson Reagon quote

What challenges has life thrown at you lately? How are you learning from these?

"When the awareness of what is achievable brushes your life, your journey has begun." Lorii Myers quote

The fact that you’re here suggests that your journey has already begun. Visit our home page and watch our tutorials to find out more about Overstand You and how we can assist you on your journey.

"Always keep your eyes open. Keep watching. Because whatever you see can inspire you." Grace Coddington quote

What has inspired you today? Click here to see our gallery of inspirational quotes.

"Never retract, never explain, never apologize; get things done and let them howl." Nellie L McClung quote

Getting things done is often more important than talking about them. Record what you’ve done each day and how you feel in your Daily Journal to keep track of your progress; and you might realise that you have achieved more than you thought.

"If you are always trying to be normal, you will never know how amazing you can be." Maya Angelou

Why play it safe when you can be a Phenomenal Woman?

Happy International Women’s Day 2019! Keep learning about yourself, keep growing, and let us assist in your journey to overstand you.