ENTITY shares 8 positive affirmations you need to hear from powerful women.

Women experience a lot of pressure in their everyday lives. In fact, we may often feel like we don’t do enough or matter enough. But let’s replace those negative voices with positive affirmations loved by some of the most inspirational women out there today.

According to Dr. Carmen Harra for the Huffington Post, “Affirmations are proven methods of self-improvement because of their ability to rewire our brains.” When we feel low and self-critical, positive affirmations can help stem negativity.

“Affirmations help purify our thoughts and restructure the dynamic of our brains so that we truly begin to think nothing is impossible,” says Dr. Harra.

Here are eight positive affirmations you need to hear from eight inspirational women.

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1 Iyanla Vanzant

Iyanla Vanzant

Iyanla Vanzant

“No matter how many times or how long you have wished, hoped, and prayed for something, because it has not happened yet does not mean it will not happen.”

2 Maya Angelou

Comment your favorite quote #mayaangelou

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

3 Tina Fey

Tina Fey

Tina Fey

“If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares?”

4 Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler

Amy Poehler

“Ignore what other people think. Most people aren’t even paying attention to you.”

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5 Gloria Steinem

I #wearorange today to honor American lives lost to gun violence. #nationalgunviolenceawarenessday

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“So whatever you want to do, just do it … Making a damn fool of yourself is absolutely essential.”

6 Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

Oprah Winfrey

“Think like a queen. A queen is not afraid to fail. Failure is another stepping stone to greatness.”

7 Patti Smith

Still got it.

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“If you feel good about who you are inside, it will radiate.”

8 Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

Jennifer Lopez

“Being an artist doesn’t start because you’re 21, and it doesn’t end because you’re 51. You are who you are until the day you die.”

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