Today is International Women’s Day and here I am, in my messy bun glory – and I don’t know about you, but I could definitely use some motivation! I mean, who doesn’t feel inspired when they see great messages from successful people??

So here you have it – #bossbabes giving their insights on success and keeping their shit together!

“If you’re frustrated because you’re not getting what you want, stop for a second: Have you actually flat-out asked for it? If you haven’t, stop complaining. You can’t expect the world to read your mind. You have to put it out there, and sometimes putting it out there is as simple as just saying, “Hey, can I have that?” – Sophia Amoruso, #GIRLBOSS

“If one is lucky, a solitary fantasy can totally transform one million realities.” –  Maya Angelou, author

“Don’t waste a single second. Just move forward as fast as you can, and go for it.” – Rebecca Woodcock, Cake Health

“Do not wait for leaders; do it alone, person to person. Be faithful in small things because it is in them that your strength lies.” – Mother Teresa

“Many women live like it’s a dress rehearsal. Ladies, the curtain is up and you’re on.” – Mikki Taylor, Essence magazine

“I learned to always take on things I’d never done before. Growth and comfort do not coexist.” – Ginni Rometty, IBM

“Define success on your own terms, achieve it by your own rules, and build a life you’re proud to live.” – Anne Sweeney, Walt Disney

“You only live once, but if you do it right, once is enough.”Mae West

“We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.”Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook

“I work really hard at trying to see the big picture and not getting stuck in ego. I believe we’re all put on this planet for a purpose, and we all have a different purpose… When you connect with that love and that compassion, that’s when everything unfolds.”Ellen DeGeneres

“Do one thing every day that scares you.”Eleanor Roosevelt

“I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe that happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day and I believe in miracles.”Audrey Hepburn

“I always did something I was a little not ready to do. I think that’s how you grow. When there’s that moment of ‘Wow, I’m not really sure I can do this,’ and you push through those moments, that’s when you have a breakthrough.” – Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo

“The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me.”Ayn Rand

“I’m fearless, I don’t complain. Even when horrible things happen to me, I go on.” – Sofia Vergara

“I was smart enough to go through any door that opened.” – Joan Rivers

“The most difficult thing is the decision to act, the rest is merely tenacity.” – Amelia Earhart

“I’d rather regret the things I’ve done than regret the things I haven’t done.” – Lucille Ball

“If you think taking care of yourself is selfish, change your mind. If you don’t, you’re simply ducking your responsibilities.” – Ann Richards

“If you’re not making some notable mistakes along the way, you’re certainly not taking enough business and career chances.” – Sallie Krawcheck

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I love to see a young girl go out and grab the world by the lapels. Life’s a bitch. You’ve got to go out and kick ass.” — Maya Angelou

Far away there in the sunshine are my highest aspirations. I may not reach them, but I can look up and see their beauty, believe in them, and try to follow where they lead.” — Louisa May Alcott

My will shall shape the future.  Whether I fail or succeed shall be no one’s doing but my own.  I am the force. I can clear any obstacle before me or I can be lost in the maze. My choice. My responsibility.  Win or lose; only I hold the key to my destiny.”Elaine Maxwell

Destiny is a name often given in retrospect to choices that had dramatic consequences.” — J. K. Rowling

“Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained.” — Marie Curie