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10 Empowering Gabourey Sidibe Quotes
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Fear of Failure
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20 Inspirational Nelson Mandela Quotes
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13 Thought-Provoking Kofi Annan Quotes
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Take Action

10 Empowering Gabourey Sidibe Quotes

Gabourey Sidibe, born May 6, 1983, is an American actress who made her acting debut in the 2009 film “Precious”. Although it was her first acting role she was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Actress, a BAFTA, a Screen Actors Guild award and a Golden Globe.

As a plus sized black woman in Hollywood she receives a lot of criticism and insults over her size, something she also had to deal with in her earlier life.

She admits it is tough to be a woman of her size in the industry, but encourages everyone to treat their differences as challenges instead of setbacks.

“So when you ask me how I’m so confident, I know what you’re really asking me: how could someone like me be confident? Go ask Rihanna”

Here are more quotes from this inspirational go-getter.

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Fear of Failure

We are all capable of achieving a lot.  Deep down most of us believe we can achieve great things, but also deep down we also think we are not good enough or worthy enough for an abundance of success.

We set ourselves low expectations and targets, that way we do not fail.

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20 Inspirational Nelson Mandela Quotes

Nelson Mandela (1918-2013) was the first black President of South Africa. He was instrumental in ending apartheid in his country. He spent 27 years in prison and was denounced as a communist terrorist. He later gained international acclaim for his activism, he has received more than 250 honours.

Below are 22 quotes from the great leader.

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13 Thought-Provoking Kofi Annan Quotes

Kofi Atta Annan who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1997 to December 2006, is probably the most widely-known Ghanaian.

He was awarded the 2001 Nobel Prize for Peace jointly with the UN, for their work for a better organized and more peaceful world. He is the founder and the Chairman of the Kofi Annan Foundation, as well as being the chairman of The Elders, a group founded by Nelson Mandela.

Below are 13 of his best quotes.

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Take Action

Every so often we hear of someone we know who is doing very well, and we find ourselves discussing their success with friends and family. We say things like; “if I really wanted to, I too could open up my own business” “if he can do it, so can I”, “she was not even that clever in school”, “he is nothing special”, “you can do it; why don’t you start something similar?”

Instead of talking about how you are capable of achieving similar success if you really wanted it, you should be asking yourself “how come they have done it and I haven’t?”

 They did it because they took action.

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