5 quotes from powerful women you need to hear during exam-time

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Women who have enjoyed various levels of success, fame and fortune have often had to overcome their obstacles with resilience, patience and determination. Here are 5 powerful quotes from them to help motivate you in your preparation for exams.

“I attribute my success to this: I never gave or took any excuse.” –Florence Nightingale

Florence Nightingale was a trailblazing nurse who pioneered modern nursing. Her no-nonsense attitude to her work saved countless lives, and is a reminder to stop making excuses for why we can’t do something and start working on ways to achieve our goals. Let’s not forget that part about “not taking any excuses” either- don’t let others hold you back from success.

"It's your place in the world; it's your life. Go on and do all you can with it, and make it the life you want to live.” –Mae Jemison

Engineer, physician and NASA astronaut, Mae Jemison, was the first African American woman to visit space back in 1992. Jemison broke barriers by believing in herself and doing what she knew would make her happy. In this quote, we can see that her attitude of aiming for the stars (literally) is what propelled her in achieving her dreams.

“A lot of people always question, 'What else can she do, what else can she do?' And I’m going to show you” — Cardi B

Rapper Cardi B has achieved massive success in the last few years, thanks to her belief in herself and her own abilities. Despite many people doubting her and not taking her seriously, she put in the work and rose above the rest. Don’t forget that the hard work you put in now will show once you get your results.

“Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice.” Beyonce Knowles

Behind Beyonce’s wealth, success and glamour, lie sleepless nights and back-breaking hard work. There’s no fast track to achieving your dreams- you’re gonna need to push yourself and give it your all. Your power lies in your work ethic, and your ability to sacrifice some things you may want now, for the sake of achieving your larger goals later.

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” –Amelia Earhart

Amelia Earhart was an aviation pioneer, and the first female aviator to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean. This quote of hers is one of our favourites, because it reminds us that the hard part lies in getting started. It’s safe to say that if one of the bravest women in history struggled with procrastination, then it’s a normal thing. But this quote shows us that what sets apart successful people from the rest is the decision to act; it really is that simple.

Sometimes, we focus so much on our studies that we forget why we started, and why we’re working so hard to begin with. We hope that these 5 quotes have helped you remember your goals. Good luck with exams!

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