50 Girl Boss Quotes & Boss Lady Mantras To Keep You Motivated

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For the longest time, I struggled with the concept of being a boss. I mean, me? A boss?

At first, it sounded like an unreachable goal but I soon realized everyone should strive to be the best they can be.

I think a lot of it has to do with being a woman in a society that doesn't necessarily always favor us. For example, a man and woman can be doing the same thing but a man is the boss and a woman is just bossy. But it's high time we own that boss babe title.

What does Girl Boss mean?

To begin with, boss people have a sense of confidence and awareness about where they stand in this world.

From my work life to my romantic life, the times I didn't identify as a girl boss or boss woman I let people walk all over me. I let people take advantage of me because I didn't know my own worth. I thought I had to please everyone in order to fit in or have people like me.  

But my purpose in this life isn't to live it for other people, and neither is yours. Some people are offended by that.

The truth is it's impossible to please everybody. The most you can do is to make yourself happy. You have to take ownership of your own life. Do you.

That is what a girl boss means. Being yourself and pursuing your own ambitions with confidence.

How do you inspire a girl with words?

Inspiring a girl with words is, in all honesty, not that hard.

You don't have to be flowery with your language, you can be simple and direct. She might admire you for being blunt about it. 'Cause why should we sugar coat it?

Give her a sense of pride in herself. Hype her up to be the girl boss she is.

Reassure her that she won't always fail at things and that failure is just one more step closer to figuring things out.

Show her that mistakes are just lessons to grow from. Encourage her. Motivate her.

And if nothing else works, send her an article filled with awesome and inspiring quotes for girls to show her how much she's worth... like the one your reading now.

Here are 50 good girl boss quotes to help you tackle the day ahead.

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1. “If you’re too comfortable, it’s time to move on. Terrified of what’s next? You’re on the right track.” — Susan Fales Hill

 

2. "Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness." — Oprah Winfrey

 

3. “Sometimes you gotta be a beauty and a beast.” — Nicki Minaj

4. “Know that you can start late, look different, be uncertain and still succeed.”

5. "Success doesn't come from what you do occasionally. It comes from what you do consistently." — Marie Forleo

 

6. “You can find me somewhere in between inspiring others, working on myself, dodging negativity, and slaying my goals.”

7. “Anything’s possible if you’ve got enough nerve.” — J.K. Rowling

 

8. "Know that there is no finish line; fortune favors action. Race balls-out toward the extraordinary life that you've always dreamed of, or still haven't had time to dream up. And prepare to have a hell of a lot of fun along the way." — Sophia Amoruso

 

9. “You are braver than you believe, stronger than you seem, and smarter than you think.”  — A.A. Milne

 

10. “Starve your distractions, feed your focus.”

 

11. "If opportunity doesn't knock, build a door." — Milton Berle

12. “Be the game changer.”

 

13. “I’m building a brand, I’m always busy.”

 

14. "If you want it bad enough, you have to be willing to fight for it." — Charlene Johnson

 

15. “When you learn how much you’re worth, you’ll stop giving people discounts.”  —​ Karen Salmansohn

 

16. “Goal: To make an income while making an impact.”

17. "A woman's best protection is money of her own." —Clare Boothe Luce

18. “Be so good they can’t ignore you.” — Steve Martin

 

19. “Blossoming into a badass woman with more faith than fear.”

20. "Stop telling yourself you don't know what to do. Yes, you do. Listen to your intuition and trust yourself." —Katherine Sullivan

 

21. “There is no force more powerful than a woman determined to rise."

 

22. “I am not what happened to me. I am what I choose to become.”

23. "The more we can break the rules, the better off we're going to be." —Indra Nooyi

 

24. “One day or day one. You decide.”

25. “Confidence has no competition.”

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26. “There is no competition because nobody can be me.” 

27. "Women are the largest untapped reservoir of talent in the world." — Hillary Clinton

28. “Spoil me with loyalty, I can finance myself.”

29. “She was a wild one; always stomping on eggshells that everyone else tip-toed on.” — Kaitlin Foster

 

30. "Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you." — Oprah Winfrey

31. “If they say ‘it’s impossible’ remember that it’s impossible for them; not for you.”

32. "It is within everyone's grasp to be a CEO." — Martha Stewart

33. “It is okay for me to have everything I want.”

 

34. "Be the CEO your parents wanted you to marry."

35. “Be humble. Be hungry. And always be the hardest worker in the room.”  — Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson

36. "If you don't like the road you're walking, start paving another one." — Dolly Parton

 

37. “You can’t have a million-dollar dream with a minimum wage work ethic.” —​ Stephen C. Hogan

38. "Coffee in one hand. Ambition in the other."

39. “She was not fragile like a flower. She was fragile like a bomb.”

40. "Don't give up, don't take anything personally, and don't take no for an answer." — Sophia Amoruso

 

41. “Actually, I can.”

42. "Work until you no longer have to introduce yourself."

 

43. “A wise girl knows her limits, a smart girl knows she has none.” —​ Marilyn Monroe

44. "The key to success is to start before you are ready." — Marie Forleo

 

45. “Be stronger than your excuses.”

 

46. "Abandon anything about your life and habits that might be holding you back. Learn to create your own opportunities." — Sophia Amoruso

 

47. “Well-behaved women rarely make history.”

48. "Once upon a time you were a little girl with big dreams that you promised you'd make real one day. Don't disappoint yourself."

 

49. “I never lose. I either win or learn.”

50. "Just a girl boss building her empire."

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Isabella Ong is a writer who covers astrology, pop culture and relationship topics.