Do you dream of being the next business mogul, sporting heroine or leading light in the world of politics? In years gone by, the dreams of women have been suppressed, but opportunities are increasingly abundant. If you’re on a mission to be a modern-day Wonder Woman, take inspiration from these women at the top of their game and don’t give up on your goals.
One of the best pieces of advice you can take on board comes from Jessica Ennis-Hill, an Olympic champion who coped with immense pressure to take heptathlon gold at London 2012. If you ever doubt yourself or your confidence takes a knock, listen to Jess when she says, “The only one who can tell you you can’t win is you, and you don’t have to listen.” Recognise your strengths, be confident in what you can do and don’t let rejection get you down. As J K Rowling says, “It’s impossible to live without failing at something.” Learn from every experience, both positive and negative, but never doubt that you can get to where you want to be.
In this day and age, it can be easy to get pressured into being something that you’re not. To be a real-life superhero, you shouldn’t be afraid to be yourself. As the Prime Minister of New Zealand, Jacinda Ardern suggests, “I don’t think that the next generation should fear just being who they are, rather than conforming to an expectation of what they should be.” Just do you. You’ll be much happier in yourself.
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