A survey that was conducted by Time magazine found that only 38% of women called themselves “very” ambitious or “extremely” ambitious, while 51% of men described themselves as “very” or “extremely” ambitious.
It’s a known fact that it’s not that women are less ambitious, but they are less likely to own their ambitions, and many women are actively discouraged to do that as soon as they show signs of wanting more than what they’ve been assigned to.
However, actress and activist Jameela Jamil is not one of those people who will say “sorry” anytime she dares to dream, and she posted a photo taken at a Comic-Con panel with a powerful and inspirational message.
You may want to keep this message with you the next time you are waffling about going for the gold:
Women do say “I’m sorry” way too much, and we would even apologize to a table we walked into it. Saying “I’m sorry” sometimes is similar to saying “I messed up”, when, in reality, you’re not messing up if you want more out of life.
Jameela Jamil called for women to stop apologizing for having their own goals, especially if those goals conflict with the status quo.
Women should not apologize for being ambitious and thinking outside the box. As she puts it, “you can’t win a game if you don’t play”.