Don’t have your head so far in the clouds. You need to take some time to pay attention to how things are going.

Don’t become so goal-oriented you get yourself into trouble.

Women can get by and function quite well when they are barefoot, but they cannot function as well as men when they are wearing high heels all day long.

While the look is pleasing to the eye, wearing high heels can put your foot through countless unexpected contortions.

Pay attention to your body when you are wearing high heels. Try not to be sedentary.

Being a good conversationalist is a must if you want to become a successful woman.

To be a great conversationalist, you have to be able to hold a conversation and be honest about what you have to say.

You can be truthful and end your discussions on good terms. It doesn’t always have to be a two-way conversation.

The women in this article had very different backgrounds and experiences but all of them have excelled to become successful in the business world.

Some of the quotes below are inspirational while others will make you ponder about life and what the future may hold.

The point of this article is to inspire women to pursue their goals and pursue their dreams, no matter the obstacles that come their way.

1. Jane Goodall

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“I didn’t become Jane Goodall. I’m here because I am a chimpanzee.” — The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

2. Hillary Clinton

“You know, if I lost, it would be deeply wounding and a real embarrassment to me, and I think it would do significant damage to the party, to the country.

If I win, I think it’ll be a continuation of the success and the progress that we’ve been able to make over the last 30 years.” — People

3. Oprah Winfrey

“I wake up every morning determined to do a little more than I did the day before. And I feel this enormous responsibility to do that.” — The Oprah Winfrey Show

4. Peggy Lee

“Success is the ability to go from one failure to another with no loss of enthusiasm.” — Learn to Drive

5. Beyoncé

“You can’t be born in the sky. You can only be born on Earth.” — Beyoncé

6. Barbara Walters

“Nobody thinks that you can really do that, so I guess that means it’s possible.” — The Barbara Walters 20th Century History of the World in Pictures

7. Dolly Parton

“Be able to love, heal and accept yourself, so you can then offer these gifts to others”

“I always wanted to know, what would happen if you did do this? Could you actually just have this?” — Dolly Parton Sings for Kids

8. Laila Ali

“If you put everything you have into what you’re doing, and you really are doing it because you love it, you’ll do great.” — Sports Illustrated

9. Carly Fiorina

“In many ways, the world of politics and the world of business are very similar places, which is why I felt very comfortable with it.” — Fortune

10. Margaret Thatcher

“If you want to be a success, remember this first: the person who says he is going to conquer the world is usually the man who wants to conquer himself.” — The Red Queen

11. Eleanor Roosevelt

“There is only one thing in life more unpleasant than being talked about, and that is not being talked about.” — Eleanor Roosevelt

12. Jackie Onassis

“My success is not measured by my possessions or my bank account, but by my contentment with who I am and how I contribute to others.” — Iconoclasts

13. Ellen DeGeneres

“I just think that if you start thinking that you are more than you are or you are not the same as you used to be, then you’re living too much in your head.

I believe that to be happy, you have to be confident and you have to be brave and not be afraid of what other people are thinking about you.” — Oprah

14. Reba McEntire

“If it isn’t fun, what’s the point? If it isn’t rewarding, what is it doing for you? If you are doing something because you feel obligated to do it, it’s not fulfilling.

You have to have a love of it.” — Inside Edition

15. Michelle Obama

“When you put your mind to something, you will achieve your dreams. And I truly believe that with every fiber in my body.” — SuperSoul Sunday

16. Oprah Winfrey

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“The price you pay to be happy is that your dreams do not have to come true for someone else.

You only have to have enough confidence in your God-given gifts to pursue them for yourself.” — SuperSoul Sunday

17. Debbie Reynolds

“There’s nothing like a song, it makes everything better.” — The Hallmark Hall of Fame

18. Alicia Keys

“And then if we don’t do anything about our own problems, other people’s problems become our problems, too.” — The Oprah Winfrey Show

19. Will Smith

“I thought it was a lost cause. There was no way to turn a corner and make it different than it was.” — I Am Legend

20. Michael Jordan

“There’s always a flame, you know, to get back up. And you know, there’s always somebody with a torch to light the way.

And it’s just a matter of whether or not you’re gonna light it.” — “Super Bowl XLI Opening Night”



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