8 Truths Career Girl’s Need from Maya Angelou

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Posted June 1, 2014 by Hillary Wright in Leaders We Adore
Image courtesy of Oprah.com

Image courtesy of Oprah.com

The world lost a legendary author, poet, essayist, actress and activist when Maya Angelou passed away at the age of 86 last Wednesday. The outpouring of tributes from celebrities and millions on social media continues to show the importance of the legacy she left behind. She believed in living life and helping others. In her work, there are numerous truths that many quote and live by today. Here are eight of those truths that every Career Girl should apply not just in her career, but in life.

  1. I’ve learned that making a living is not the same thing as making a life.

  2. You may not control all of the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.

  3. “When someone shows you who they are, believe them.

  4. People will forget what you did, but they will never forget how you made them feel.

  5. Nothing will work unless you do.

  6. Success is liking yourself, liking what you do and liking how you do it.

  7. If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude. Don’t complain.

……and finally, a quote from one of her best poems….

I’m a woman. Phenomenally. Phenomenal woman, that’s me.


About the Author

Hillary Wright

Hillary C. Wright is a legal assistant the law firm of Mattingly & Nally-Martin, PLLC in Lebanon, Kentucky. She is also a freelance writer who has written for several publications including Glass Heel. Hillary graduated from Campbellsville University in 2010 with a bachelor of science in Mass Communications (Public Relations emphasis) and a 2nd major in English. She writes about career advice and women and gender issues. She lives in Springfield, Kentucky. You can contact her at hcamillewright@gmail.com or on Facebook, Twitter or LinkedIn.

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