Sometimes we all need a little reminder to stay true to our inner queen bees. When I need some inspiration to play big, go for broke or just focus on the important things, I turn to some of these fearless femmes and their words of wisdom.

Don’t wait for your Oscar. Don’t wait to be praised, anointed, or validated. Don’t wait for someone to give you permission to lead. Don’t wait for someone to invite you to share your voice.
― Tara Mohr

Whatever you choose, however many roads you travel. I hope that you choose not to be a lady. I hope you will find some way to break the rules and make a little trouble out there. And I also hope that you will choose to make some of that trouble on behalf of other women.
― Nora Ephron

Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.
― Oprah Winfrey

I am not the next anyone. I am the first Maria Sharapova.
― Maria Sharapova

You will learn a lot about yourself if you stretch in the direction of goodness, of bigness, of kindness, of forgiveness, of emotional bravery. Be a warrior for love.
― Cheryl Strayed

A woman is like a tea bag; you never know how strong it is until it’s in hot water.
― Eleanor Roosevelt

I am my own muse, I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to know better.
― Frida Kahlo

Fearlessness is not the absence of fear. It’s the mastery of fear. It’s about getting up one more time than we fall down.
― Arianna Huffington

My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive; and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor, and some style.
― Maya Angelou

You’ll always be too much of something for someone: too big, too loud, too soft, too edgy. If you round out your edges, you lose your edge. Apologize for mistakes. Apologize for unintentionally hurting someone – profusely. But don’t apologize for being who you are.
― Danielle Laporte

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