Reese Witherspoon: The Ultimate Go-Getter
I remember as a little girl being obsessed with the movie Legally Blonde, even though I was far too young to understand most of the jokes. This movie spoke to me and so many other women because it showed us that we can do whatever we set our minds to. The star of this movie and so many other incredible films, Reese Witherspoon, is an example to all of us that ambition can be your greatest strength. She has created a personal brand based on female empowerment and even started her own production company to further that brand. Let’s see what she has to say!
On listening to your own voice: “If you are one of those people who has that little voice in the back of her mind saying, “Maybe I could do [fill in the blank],” don’t tell it to be quiet. Give it a little room to grow, and try to find an environment it can grow in.”
On perspective: “Many people worry so much about managing their careers, but rarely spend half that much energy managing their LIVES. I want to make my life, not just my job, the best it can be. The rest will work itself out.”
On knowing your worth: “I've realized that life is too short to spend my time with anybody who doesn't appreciate me, treat me with respect or bring value to the relationship. I'm much more confident now, and I feel like I have the ability to say, 'Nope, I don't want to work with that person.’
And finally, on changing the world: “What is it in life that you think you can't accomplish? Or what is it that people have said that you cannot do? Wouldn't it feel really good to prove them all wrong? Because I believe ambition is not a dirty word. It's just believing in yourself and your abilities.
Imagine this: What would happen if we were all brave enough to be a little bit more ambitious? I think the world would change.”
Written by: Amy Minemier
BG Client + BG Blog Intern