- Margaret Mead
"I must admit that I personally measure success in terms of the contributions an individual makes to her or his fellow human beings."
- Margaret Mead
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The one, the only, the queen of all #goals. Beyonce killed the stage in Coldplay's Super Bowl halftime show this past weekend. If you follow me on twitter (@PagettSienna) then you saw the announcement that I WAS IN THE SUPER BOWL halftime show and it was absolutely spectacular... but that is for another post ;).
Not only is Beyonce's new song, music video, and tour Formation rocking the media and social media realm.... but Beyonce has some killer statements to make about being empowered and having ambition.
Upon researching for this newest post, I found that Beyonce has a lot more to say than the haters give her credit for:
"I had a choice, to stand still or move forward. To let things happen or to make things happen. Every day I wake up I make a choice not to let the world decide for me, I decide for me. I decide to get going."
"I can never be safe; I always try and go against the grain. As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That's how I've gotten where I am."
If there is anyone's advice we should take, it's Beyonce's. It's easy to find comfort in our small successes, but it is only the people who keep striving for bigger goals in small steps everyday that achieve the most. The real talent is the perseverance and drive to keep going when things get mundane. Always strive to be your best self and achieve as much as you are capable to. Your limits are much further away than you ever think that they are.
“Life-fulfilling work is never about the money -- when you feel true passion for something, you instinctively find ways to nurture it.”
- Eileen Fisher
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"If people are doubting how far you can go. go so far that you can't hear them anymore."
- Michele Ruiz ( CEO and President of Ruiz Strategies)
This is a copy of a short article that I wrote on my private Facebook account and will share with you.
With the conclusion of the Republican Debate, I must take a moment to discuss Carly Fiorina's decision to quote Margaret Thatcher tonight in (what I believe to be) an inappropriate circumstance.
Margaret Thatcher is an inspirational woman and leader in many ways; however one of her most famous and popularly spread quotes was restated tonight by a Republican party candidate in a way that made her actually appear to be a sexist.
When stating her strategy to address ISIS, she began with the quote... "If you want something said, ask a man; if you want something done, ask a woman." Is this not another immature blow under the bealt not only to prior speakers Marco Rubio and John Kasich, all other republican party candidates, and the entire male population?
I understand how this quotation may have validity to outline a specifically referred to situation. Yet, tonight's use of such a reference was in broad context and produces a sweeping and seemingly sexist generalization. I personally found it difficult to respect or even listen to the rest of her statement post these words, even though I respect many aspects of Carly Fiorina's personal political agenda. Carly Fiorina and Hillary Clinton both embody positive attributes that positively influence and affect the young women and girls of our nation ....
However, I must state that the ability to say, do, accomplish, or achieve anything has nothing to do with one's sex. As a member of the female community and supporter of femal empowerment, I would like to apologize for the widesweeping, demeaning, and unnecessary statement that categorized men as a group of individuals that can not create action.
Women empowerment does NOT mean the demeaning of the male population.
Overview of Debate Transcript: here
"I love argument, I love debate. I don't expect anyone just to sit there and agree with me, that's not their job."
- Margaret Thatcher
Photo from Huffington Post.
"You may have to fight a battle more than once to win it."
- Margaret Thatcher