Lea Michele QuotesLea Michele Sarfati is an American actress, singer, and author. She began her career as a child actress on Broadway, appearing in productions of Les Misérables (1995–1996), Ragtime (1997–1999), Fiddler on the Roof (2004–2005), and Spring Awakening (2006–2008).
Talent doesn’t appear over night. It takes a lot of work and honing your craft, but also don’t give up because people may say you’re not good enough. I had so many teachers in high school and college saying You’re not going to make it. You’re not. You can’t. Luckily I had enough people around me who said I could.
We live in a world of self-deprecation, and while it’s healthy to make fun of ourselves from time to time, it bothers me when I see women of all ages belittling their accomplishments because they don’t want to appear boastful or overconfident. You don’t see a lot of guys out there underplaying their strengths or making light of what they’re good at, so why should women? While I get that there’s a fine line between owning your accomplishments and reciting every line of your résumé, there is absolutely no shame in being proud of what you’ve managed to achieve! Own it!