Maria Shriver Speaks About Embracing Change at Glamour Summit

“Believing in yourself, and believing that you matter, is the most important thing in life.”

That was Maria Shriver’s message to 20- and 30-something women at Glamour Magazine’s inaugural Women of the Year Summit on Monday, November 14.

Shriver closed the summit with a discussion about how to become an Architect of Change in one’s life. Whether we desire change in our work, our personal lives, or our country, she stated that we all should strive to challenge what is, imagine what can be and move humanity forward. She also shared how learning to embrace change has been key to her own growth and service.

“You’re going to be really clear for a lot of times, and you’re going to be unclear,” Shriver told the young women. “You’re going to feel really strong, and then be insecure. You’re going to think you know everything, and you will know nothing. That’s normal.”

Shriver said the women she admires most are the ones who have embraced change and moved through it. Many young people worry about their identity and about defining themselves by what they do and whether they measure up to their peers. That, she said, is a mistake.

“Life is not a sprint. It’s a marathon,” she said. “You can do everything you want, just not at the same time.”

Watch Maria Shriver’s full conversation with Glamour Editor in Chief Cindi Leive:

How to Be an Architect of Change—Glamour Women of the Year 201…Maria Shriver and Cindi Leive lead a conversation about realizing when change needs to happen. #GlamourWOTY

Posted by Glamour on Monday, November 14, 2016


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