If I had to embrace a definition of success, it would be that success is making the best choices we can . . . and accepting them.
[Peggy Mcintosh] explained that many people, but especially women, feel fraudulent when they are praised for their accomplishments. Instead of feeling worthy of recognition, they feel undeserving and guilty, as if a mistake has been made. Despite being high achievers, even experts in their fields, women can’t seem to shake the sense that it is only a matter of time until they are found out for who they are — impostors with limited skills or abilities
Fortune does favor the bold and you’ll never know what you’re capable of if you don’t try.
It takes a near act of rebellion for even a four-year-old to break away from society’s expectations.
Every job will demand some sacrifice. The key is to avoid unnecessary sacrifice.
As more women lean in to their careers, more men need to lean in to their families. We need to encourage men to be more ambitious in their homes.
Looking back, it made no sense for my college friends and me to distance ourselves from the hard-won achievements of earlier feminists. We should have cheered their efforts. Instead, we lowered our voices, thinking the battle was over, and with this reticence we hurt ourselves.
[Eric Schmidt] explained that only one criterion that mattered when picking a job- fat growth. When companies grow quickly, there are more things to do than there are people to do them. When companies grow more slowly or stop growing, there is less to do and too many people to not be doing them. Politics and stagnation set in, and everyone falters, He told me, “If you’re offered a seat on a rocket sip, you don’t ask what seat. You just get on.
As a child I never thought about what I wanted to be, but I thought a lot about what I wanted to do.
But while compliant, raise-your-hand-and-speak-when-called-on behaviors might be rewarded in school, they are less valued in the workplace.