Each year, women’s history month is a time of reflection for me. It allows me time to take inventory on how I’m doing and where I’d like to go. It’s a month where I choose to honor the strong leadership of women who have gone before me.

This morning, as I was searching through new articles about powerful women, I was reminded of one of my favorite quotes:

“Mother Teresa didn’t walk around complaining about her thighs – she had sh*t to do.” – Sarah Silverman

This quote is so good, isn’t it? It reinforces the idea that great leaders refuse to give energy to the things they dislike about themselves; instead they build themselves and others up with positivity.

Are you bogging yourself down with the endless list of things you wish you could change about your body? It’s time to change the conversation you have with yourself. To live as your best self, you need to use your energy for all of the amazing things you want to get done – not the things you hate about your body.

Small steps will do it. No one expects your list to just vanish after reading this blog. (I wish it worked that way!) Small steps are what work. If you wake up tomorrow and your list that used to be six body-hating items deep, goes down to three items – I’ll take that! It’s a step! Replace the body-bashing comments with some positivity and get to work.

This is your time to shine – it’s your time to show the world what you can do as a leader. Honor those women that have gone before us by using your voice and creating change with your amazing leadership.

And most importantly of all, stop walking around worrying about your thighs. You have sh*t to do!

Credit // Author: Stacy Nadeau

Stacy Nadeau believes in people. She knows that when men and women feel their best, they have the confidence to become the best they can be. Learn more about her keynotes at