Sheryl Sandberg Quotes

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Sheryl Sandberg Quotes

"Knowing that things could be worse should not stop us from trying to make them better." ~ Sheryl Sandberg


"If my generation was too naïve, the generation that have followed may be too practical. We knew too little, and now girls know too much. Girls growing up today are not the first generation to have equal opportunity, but they are the first to know that all that opportunity does now necessarily translate into professional achievement." ~ Sheryl Sandberg


"Given how fast the world moves today, grabbing opportunities is more important than ever. Few managers have the time to carefully consider all the applicants for a job, much less convince more reticent people to apply. And increasingly, opportunities are not well defined, but, instead, come from someone jumping in to do something. That something becomes a job." ~ Sheryl Sandberg


"… while I don’t believe in mapping out each step of a career, I do believe it helps to have a long-term dream or goal. A long-tern goal doesn’t have to be realistic or even specific. It may reflect the desire to work in a particular field or to travel throughout the world." ~ Sheryl Sandberg



"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.”" ~ Sheryl Sandberg


... The men were focusing on how to manage a business and the women were focusing on how to manage a career. The men wanted answers and the women wanted permission and help. ~ Sheryl Sandberg


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Sheryl Sandberg Quotes

I realized that searching for a mentor [for a women] has become the professional equivalent of waiting for Prince Charming. ... Young women are told that if they can just find the right mentor, they will be pushed up the ladder and whisked away to the corner office to live happily ever after. ~ Sheryl Sandberg


"… effective communication starts with the understanding that there is my point of view (my truth) and someone else’s point of view (his truth). Barely is there one absolute truth, so people who believe that they speak the truth are very silencing of others." ~ Sheryl Sandberg


"Motivation comes from working on things we care about. It also comes from working with people we care about. To really care about others, we have to understand them – what they like and dislike, what they feel as well as think." ~ Sheryl Sandberg


"When looking for a life partner, my advice to women is date all of them: the bad boys, the cool boys, the commitment-phobic boys, the crazy boys. But do not marry them. The things that make the bad boys sexy do not make them good husbands. When it comes time to settle down, find someone who wants an equal partner. Someone who thinks women should be smart, opinionated and ambitions. Someone how values fairness and expects or, even better, wants to do his share in the home. These men exist and, trust me, over time, nothing is sexier." ~ Sheryl Sandberg



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"The new normal that there are just not enough hours in the day." ~ Sheryl Sandberg


"Just as I believe everyone should have a long-term dream, I also believe everyone should have an eighteen-month plan (I say eighteen months because two years seems too long and one year seems too short, but it doesn’t have to be any exact amount of time.)" ~ Sheryl Sandberg


"Each of us makes her own way in her own time. You may not love every job you have, but you will learn from all of them. Sometimes you will have mentors to help guide the way and sometimes you will have to rely on your colleagues, friends, teachers, and family for advice…. When you need help – and we all do – please look for it. No one needs to navigate this world alone." ~ Sheryl Sandberg


"Your life’s course should not be determined by doing what’s safe and easy but by reaching for what’s challenging and hard." ~ Sheryl Sandberg


"This is your time. You can help create a more equal world where everyone sits at the table and all voices are heard. … So start by aiming high. Be Ambitious. Seize opportunities. Make opportunities. Embrace leadership. Lean In. " ~ Sheryl Sandberg, Lean In


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