20 Sheryl Sandberg Quotes For Bossy, Confident Women Everywhere

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Lean in, girl.

Sheryl Sandberg is more than just the COO of Facebook.

At just 47, Sheryl Sandberg is a major philanthropist and advocate for women's rights

She's more than just a huge professional success, she's also an example of a strong woman whose inspirational quotes I look to almost daily. 

I mean, can you blame me? 

Just check out her website LeanIn.org and see all of the work she is doing daily to empower women and girls in the workplace. 

In July her endorsement of Hillary Clinton was loud and proud. She's made headlines this week when it was revealed that she is supporting Mark Zuckerberg's newfound interest in the world of politics and philanthropy. 

Of course he'd turned to Sandberg. Who better than a strong, inspirational woman to teach him about making a difference in the lives of others?

For the longest time, I felt like Sandberg and her missions weren't for me. I'm an artist, a writer. I thought, my gender doesn't play a serious role in my career. 

That was then and this is now. If it weren't for Sandberg's take on believing in yourself, pushing yourself, and speaking up, I don't think I would even have this, my actual dream job.

If Sheryl Sandberg can inspire me, she can inspire you too, whatever your career or life path may be. 

These are some of my favorite inspirational quotes from Sheryl Sandberg. I hope at least one resonates with you as you fight the good fight. Strong women unite! 

Make this your mantra
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"Done is better than perfect." 

Change is human
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"We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware it is impossible not to change." 

You can handle anything
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"When life sucks you under, you can kick against the bottom, break the surface and breathe again." 

Trust your gut
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"When someone offers you a seat of a rocket ship, you don't ask what seat, you just get on." 

Knowledge is always power
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"The upside of painful knowledge is greater than the downside of blissful ignorance." 

Believe in yourself
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"I've seen over and over how much self-belief drives outcomes. And that's why I force myself to sit at the table, even when I am not sure I belong there - and yes, this still happens to me. And when I'm not sure anyone wants my opinion, I take a deep breath and speak up anyway."

Remember what true leadership means
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"Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in our absence."

Never let perception alter your path
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"Success and likeability are positively correlated in men and negatively correlated in women." 

You are resilient
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"You are not born with a fixed amount of resilience. Like a muscle, you can build it up, draw on it when you need it."

Believe in who you really are
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"It's not who you are that holds you back, it's who you think you are." 

Always take the initiative
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"Take the initiative. It's hard to see someone as a leader if she is always waiting to be told what to do." 

Be quick on your feet
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"Option A isn't available to us. So let's just kick the shit out of Option B." 

Life is about getting back up
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"I used to think smarts reigned until I watched smart people flame out. Then I thought it was only about connections. That, too, had serious limits. So does luck. When you get right down to it, success in life is about resilience. Every life well-lived is full of failures, both major and minor."

Be fearless
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"What would you do if you weren't afraid?" 

You're not bossy, you're a leader
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"I'm not bossy, I have leadership skills."

Just do it.
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"Speak up. Believe in yourself. Take risks." 

You can do it
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"Women need to shift from thinking "I'm not ready to do that" to thinking "I want to do that -- and I'll learn by doing it."

Perspective is everything
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"Careers are a jungle gym, not a ladder." 

You can't please everyone, and you shouldn't
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"If you do please everyone you are not making enough progress." 

Don't let your sex define you
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"In the future there will be no female leaders. There will just be leaders."