Thursday, November 15, 2012

Black Women Who Know How to Be Happy, Persevere, Fight Fear and Be Successful

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Black Women Who Know How to Be Happy, Persevere, Fight Fear and Be Successful 
We found a wonderful website about and for black women. It encourages black women in many aspects including:
  • Personal Development
  • Motivation
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Career
  • Relationships
  • Self care
  • Lifestyle
  • Travel
So, we wanted to share a bit of positivity with you from the Happy Black Women website in hopes you will be encouraged along with us. Let's take a look at some quotes from black women in the areas of happiness, perseverance, fear and success. We want to thank them for encouraging us.

Happiness
  • “Life is short, and it’s up to you to make it sweet.” – Sadie Delany
  • “Sometimes, I feel discriminated against, but it does not make me angry. It merely astonishes me. How can any deny themselves the pleasure of my company? It’s beyond me.” - Zora Neale Hurston
  • “I will not have my life narrowed down. I will not bow down to somebody else’s whim or to someone else’s ignorance. ” – Bell hooks
  • “Don’t wait around for other people to be happy for you. Any happiness you get you’ve got to make yourself.” - Alice Walker
  • ‎”Living in the moment means letting go of the past and not waiting for the future. It means living your life consciously, aware that each moment you breathe is a gift.” – Oprah Winfrey
  • ‎”In every crisis there is a message. Crises are nature’s way of forcing change — breaking down old structures, shaking loose negative habits so that something new and better can take their place.” — Susan L. Taylor
Perseverance
  • “Winning is great, sure, but if you are really going to do something in life, the secret is learning how to lose. Nobody goes undefeated all the time. If you can pick up after a crushing defeat, and go on to win again, you are going to be a champion someday.” - Wilma Rudolph
  • “You may encounter many defeats, but you must not be defeated. In fact, it may be necessary to encounter the defeats, so you can know who you are, what you can rise from, how you can still come out of it.” – Maya Angelou
  • “I didn’t have anybody, really, no foundation in life, so I had to make my own way. Always, from the start. I had to go out in the world and become strong, to discover my mission in life.” - Tina Turner
  • “Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another steppingstone to greatness.” - Oprah Winfrey
  • “It’s time for you to move, realizing that the thing you are seeking is also seeking you.” – Iyanla Vanzant
  • “Someone was hurt before you, wronged before you, hungry before you, frightened before you, beaten before you, humiliated before you, raped before you…yet, someone survived…You can do anything you choose to do.” – Maya Angelou
Fear
  • “Whatever you fear most has no power – it is your fear that has the power. The thing itself cannot touch you. But if you allow your fear to seep into your mind and overtake your thoughts, it will rob you of your life.” - Oprah Winfrey
  • “When we drop fear, we can draw nearer to people, we can draw nearer to the earth, we can draw nearer to all the heavenly creatures that surround us.” — bell hooks
  • “Courage is the most important of all the virtues, because without courage you can’t practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.” - Maya Angelou
  • “I have learned over the years that when one’s mind is made up, this diminishes fear; knowing what must be done does away with fear.” - Rosa Parks
Success
  • “Success doesn’t come to you…you go to it.” - Marva Collins
  • “Doing the best at this moment puts you in the best place for the next moment.” — Oprah Winfrey
  • “I am a woman who came from the cotton fields of the South. From there I was promoted to the washtub. From there I was promoted to the cook kitchen. And from there I promoted myself into the business of manufacturing hair goods and preparations….I have built my own factory on my own ground.” - Madam C.J. Walker
  • “Ask for what you want and be prepared to get it.” - Maya Angelou
Read more on each area at HappyBlackWomen.com

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