Meghan, Duchess of Sussex, also known as Meghan Markle has indeed inspired us in many ways over the years. Needless to mention, she works on Archewell, the new charitable foundation she's newly set up with her husband Harry, the Duke of Sussex. But before she became a royal member, she was running a lifestyle blog and released her clothing collection. As an actress then, she was sharing her experiences and voicing her opinions which were admired by millions of fans across the globe. Meghan identifies herself as mixed-race and a feminist, she continues to inspire us all. As a mixed-race and sexual minority myself, I find many of her quotes encouraging. Today I'd like to re-share some of Meghan Markle's inspirational quotes, particularly for a successful lifestyle that you too can create if you are determined to.
1. Focus on Long-Term Success.
"Don’t give it five minutes if you’re not going to give it five years."
2. Dream Big, Be Positive
“I dream pretty big, but truly had no idea my life could be this awesome. I am the luckiest girl in the world, without question!”
3. Find Yourself
"Make a choice: continue living your life feeling muddled in this abyss of self-misunderstanding, or you find your identity independent of it."
4. Do What You Enjoy
"Do the things you enjoy within reason. Know your body and what works for you and you'll be fine."
5. Identify Yourself and Be Who You Want To Be
"You draw your own box. You introduce yourself as who you are. You create the identity you want for yourself."
6. Respect Others
"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?"
7. Push Through Glass Ceilings and Inspire
"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."
8. Don't Live To Work
"Take things with a grain of salt and find balance within your life. On your lunch break, leave to go and get some fresh air. You don't need to make your life your job. I have to find that balance for myself, as well... I think you have to make time for yourself so that work doesn't become the end-all-be-all."
9. Take Care of Yourself
"You have to take care of yourself so you can manage the workload of a very, very full plate."
10. Communication is Important
"Building a strong team around you and being able to really communicate well with them is part of what's going to bring you a higher level of success."
"Be able to delegate, because there are some things that you just can’t do by yourself."
12. Make Choices Based on Self-Worth
"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."
13. Learn About Your Past/Heritage To Gain Confidence
"Reflecting on where I came from helps me to appreciate and balance what I have now."
14. Make Your Own Judgment
"My parents always told me if I believed something was wrong, I should try to fix it."
15. Don't Forget To Be Selfless
"My parents came from little, so they made a choice to give a lot: buying turkeys for homeless shelters at Thanksgiving, delivering meals to people in hospices, giving spare change to those asking for it."