Meghan Markle has seen it all — she has tasted it all. Talk of tasting fame, facing several challenges, overcoming and she keeps pressing on no matter what is thrown her way.
It’s evident that her experiences in life has done nothing but broadened her mind so much so that anytime she opens her mouth, you’ll see words of wisdom coming forth that will inspire you.
Today, we want to look at some wise words of Meghan Markle that will inspire you:
1. ”As you get older, you become more comfortable in your skin and comfortable in saying no to things… I’ve also learned that saying no is just as valuable as saying yes. It’s something that, I think, comes with age and really having a sense of your self-worth. And then you make choices based on that.”
2. ”It’s not enough to just survive something, right? That’s not the point of life. You’ve got to thrive, you’ve got to feel happy.”
3. “You need to know that you’re enough — a mantra that has now ingrained itself so deeply within me that not a day goes by without hearing it chime in my head. That five pounds lost won’t make you happier, that more makeup won’t make you prettier, that the now iconic saying from Jerry Maguire, ‘You complete me,’ frankly, isn’t true. You are complete with or without a partner. You are enough just as you are.”
4. “We just need to be kinder to ourselves. If we treated ourselves the way we treated our best friend, can you imagine how much better off we would be?”
5. ”You draw your own box. You introduce yourself as who you are… You create the identity you want for yourself.”
6. ”With fame comes opportunity, but it also includes responsibility — to advocate and share, to focus less on glass slippers and more on pushing through glass ceilings. And, if I’m lucky enough, to inspire.”
7. ”I encourage and empower each of you to really stand in your truth, to stand for what is right — to continue to respect each other.
8. ”Everyone should be afforded the opportunity to receive the education they want, but more importantly, the education they have the right to receive. And for women and girls in developing countries, this is vital.”
9. ”If there was a wrong, if there is a lack of justice, and there is an inequality, then someone needs to say something. And why not me?”
10. ”You can be a woman who wants to look good and still stand up for the equality of women. There’s no uniform for feminism; you are a feminist exactly the way you are.”
11. “Everyone should be afforded the opportunity to receive the education they want, but more importantly, the education they have the right to receive. And for women and girls in developing countries, this is vital.”
12. “Have a power piece in your wardrobe. If it’s the one dress that makes you feel so badass, or the one crisp button-down — whatever it is so that when you wake up on those days where you’re not really feeling going into work, you put that piece on and it’s almost like your own anthem. It can really shift the energy of your whole day.”
13. “Make a choice: Continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or you find your identity independent of it.”
14. “Kindness is the No. 1 quality I look for in a man. You can see it in how he treats anyone — from a CEO to a housekeeper — and it’s a reflection of how nice a guy is. Funniness and confidence come after that… When a guy approaches me, it’s fantastic if he can make me laugh.”
15. “Make a choice: continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or you find your identity independent of it. You push for color-blind casting; you draw your own box. You introduce yourself as who you are, not what color your parents happen to be.”
16. “While most become star struck by A-list actors, you’ll only see me in awe of leaders effecting change. Politician and diplomat Madeleine Albright, U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon. These are my heroes. These are my celebrities.”
17. “Don’t be afraid to leave the table when respect is no longer served.”
18. “I think you have to make time for yourself so that work doesn’t become the end-all-be-all.”
19. “I was in my early 20s, still figuring so much out, and trying to find my value in an industry that judges you on everything that you’re not versus everything that you are. Not thin enough, not pretty enough, not ethnic enough, while also being too thin, too ethnic, too pretty the very next day.”
20. “I’m still the same person that I am, and I’ve never defined myself by my relationship.”