Lean In - Chapters 9 through 11 Summary & Analysis

Sheryl Sandberg
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The phrase “having it all” has been destructive for women. Meant to be inspirational, the phrase has actually been a negative, a fantasy that no one can attain. Nobody has it all. Everyone has to make sacrifices. Aim high but be aware of limitations. No one “can do it all.” The constant questioning about how women juggle everything puts pressure on them. With so much to do, mothers and fathers have to prioritize. No matter how much planning parents do with children there is always the unexpected. Striving for perfection at either the office or home is a futile endeavor. Don’t let the perfect be the enemy of the good. After Sheryl had her first baby, she was too hard on herself. She tried to stay in the mix at the office when she should have been sleeping. When she returned to...

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