6 quotes to give your self-esteem a major boost

It can be hard to stay confident as life swirls around you, but on the days when you’re feeling less-than-amazing, the voices and experiences of others can help you find strength. Check out these six quotes from kick-ass women who are pushing boundaries, making history, and changing the game for people everywhere.

“I think the most powerful thing a woman can have is confidence.” ― Rowan Blanchard

“Believing you are unworthy of love and belonging—that who you are authentically is a sin or is wrong—is deadly. Who you are is beautiful and amazing.” ― Laverne Cox

“When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, "What are you gonna do about it?” I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.” ― Beyonce

"I’ll stick to finding the funny in the ordinary because my life is pretty ordinary and so are the lives of my friends—and my friends are hilarious.” ― Issa Rae

"Be true to your convictions, and do not settle. You may take some detours and encounter some roadblocks along the way, but never give up on the pursuit of excellence—however you may define that for yourself.” ― Elaine Welteroth

“People’s reaction to me is sometimes "Uch, I just don’t like her. I hate how she thinks she is so great.” But it’s not that I think I’m so great. I just don’t hate myself. I do idiotic things all the time and I say crazy stuff I regret, but I don’t let everything traumatize me. And the scary thing I have noticed is that some people really feel uncomfortable around women who don’t hate themselves. So that’s why you need to be a little bit brave.” ― Mindy Kaling

No matter what you’re going through, you’re stronger than you realize.



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