Sheryl Sandberg, the COO of facebook and founder of Leanin.org is one tough and motivating leader. Her talks and books are all about inspiration. In her work, she targets our fears and inhibitions that hold us back and stop us from reaching our ambition. She truly is our rock.

Here’s to the great lady and her inspiring thoughts.

#1.

Fortune does favour the bold and you'll never  know what you're capable of if you don't try.

#2.

Many people, but especially women, feel fraudulent when they are praised for their accomplishments. Instead of feeling worthy of recognition, they feel underserving and guilty, as if a mistake has been made.

#3.

Being confident and believing in your own self - worth is necessary to  achieving your potential.

#4.

Most leadership positions are held by men, so women don't expect to achieve them, and that becomes one of the reasons they don't.

#5.

We cannot change what we are not aware of, and once we are aware, we cannot help but change.

#6.

What would you do if you weren't afraid?

#7.

Bring your whole self to work. I don't believe we have a professional self Monday through Friday and a real self the rest of the time. It is all professional and it is all personal.

#8.

Leadership is about making others better as a result of your presence and making sure that impact lasts in your absence.

#9.

Women need to shift from thinking "I'm not ready to do that" to thinking "I want to do that and I'll learn by doing it."

#10.

The upside of painful knowledge is so much greater than the downside of blissful ignorance.

#11.

We need women at all levels, including the top, to change the dynamic, reshape  the conversation, to make sure women's voices are heard and heeded, not overlooked and ignored.

#12.

Trying to do  it all and expecting  it all can be done  exactly right is a  recipe for  disappointment. Perfection is the enemy.

#13.

Motivation comes from working on things we care about. It also comes from working with people we care about.

#14.

We find our  humanity our will to  live and our ability  to love-in our connections to one another. Be there for your family and friends. And I mean in person. Not just in a message with a heart emoji.

#15.

I have never met a woman, or man, who stated emphatically, 'Yes, I have it all.' Because no matter what any of us has and how grateful we are for what we have - no one has it all.

#16.

Life is  never perfect.  We all live  some form  of Option B.

#17.

Real change will come when powerful women are less of an exception. It is easy to dislike senior women because there are so few.

#18.

The promise  of equality is  not the same  as true equality.

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