Updated: May 23
It’s no secret that 89.3% of Occupational Therapists are female. Balancing school, work, family, personal ADL, and hobbies can seem daunting.
When the going gets tough, I throw on a power jam and tackle life’s challenges. My favorite artist for powering through tough times is Beyonce.
Beyoncé is proof that women can have it all -a great career, a loving family, and balance in life – as long she stays grounded and committed to her choices.
Take a peek at these Beyoncé quotes to help inspire you!
“I felt like it was time to set up my future, so I set a goal. My goal was independence.” –Beyoncé Knowles
“It’s easy to hear the voices of others and often very difficult to hear your own. Every person you meet is going to want something different from you. The question is: what do you want for yourself?” –Beyoncé Knowles
“Take all the rules away. How can we live if we don’t change?” –Beyoncé Knowles
Power’s not given to you. You have to take it.” –Beyoncé Knowles
“When I’m not feeling my best I ask myself, ‘What are you gonna do about it?’ I use the negativity to fuel the transformation into a better me.” – Beyoncé Knowles
“I think it’s healthy for a person to be nervous. It means you care – that you work hard and want to give a great performance. You just have to channel that nervous energy into the show.” – Beyoncé Knowles
“I’m learning how to drown out the constant noise that is such an inseparable part of my life. I don’t have to prove anything to anyone, I only have to follow my heart and concentrate on what I want to say to the world. I run my world.” –Beyoncé Knowles
“The reality is: sometimes you lose. And you’re never too good to lose. You’re never too big to lose. You’re never too smart to lose. It happens.” –Beyoncé Knowles
“The best thing is looking back and realizing how incredible life is. If you don’t take the time to think about or analyze your life you’ll never realize all the dots that are all connected.” – Beyonce Knowles
“Thank God I found the GOOD in goodbye.” – Beyoncé Knowles
“My message behind this album was finding the beauty in imperfection.” –Beyoncé Knowles
“We need to reshape our own perception of how we view ourselves. We have to step up as women and take the lead.” –Beyoncé Knowles
“Your self-worth is determined by you. You don’t have to depend on someone telling you who you are.” –Beyoncé Knowles
“Take the time to define yourself and define your value. If you’re having a hard time doing that, ask yourself: What is something I would say to someone I love?” –Beyoncé Knowles
“Do what you were born to do. You have to trust your yourself.”– Beyoncé Knowles
“We all have our imperfections. But I’m human and you know, it’s important to concentrate on other qualities besides outer beauty.” – Beyoncé Knowles
“If everything was perfect, you would never learn and you would never grow.” – Beyoncé Knowles
“Women have to take the time to focus on our mental health — take time for self, for the spiritual, without feeling guilty or selfish.” – Beyoncé Knowles
“I know I’m stronger in the songs than I really am. Sometimes I need to hear it myself. We all need to hear those empowering songs to remind us.” – Beyoncé Knowles
“Power means happiness; power means hard work and sacrifice.” – Beyoncé Knowles
“Everyone’s not good at everything, it’s OK to depend on someone.” – Beyoncé Knowles
“I can never be safe; I always try and go against the grain. As soon as I accomplish one thing, I just set a higher goal. That’s how I’ve gotten to where I am.” – Beyoncé Knowles
“I’m a workaholic and I don’t believe in ‘No’. If I’m not sleeping, nobody’s sleeping.” – Beyoncé Knowles
“I don’t like to gamble, but if there’s one thing I’m willing to bet on, it’s myself.” – Beyoncé Knowles
“I guess I am a modern-day feminist. I do believe in equality. Why do you have to choose what type of woman you are? Why do you have to label yourself anything?” – Beyoncé Knowles
“It is so liberating to really know what I want, what truly makes me happy, what I will not tolerate. I have learned that it is no one else’s job to take care of me but me.” – Beyoncé Knowles
“Humanity requires both men and women and we are equally important and need one another.” – Beyoncé Knowles
“I always try to be myself. Ever since I was an introverted kid, I’d get on stage and be able to break out of my shell.” – Beyoncé Knowles
“My biggest thing is to teach not to focus on the aesthetic. It’s really about who you are, and the human being, that makes you beautiful.” – Beyoncé Knowles
“Be healthy and take care of yourself, but be happy with the beautiful things that make you, you.” – Beyoncé Knowles
I hope these quotes get you through your day and inspire you to be your best!