Estee Lauder (July 1, 1906 — April 24, 2004) was an enormously successful businesswoman who, along with her husband, founded the Estée Lauder Companies. The eponymous firm is primarily associated with women’s fragrances, cosmetics, and other beauty products. Lauder was the only woman on Time magazine’s 1998 list of the 20 most influential business geniuses of the 20th century. She was awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom in 2004.
Quote: “I’ve always believed that if you stick to a thought and carefully avoid distraction along the way, you can fulfill a dream. My whole life has been about fulfilling dreams. I kept my eye on the target, whatever that target was. Whether your target is big or small, grand or simple, ambitious or personal, I’ve always believed that success comes from not letting your eyes stray from that target. Anyone who wants to achieve a dream must stay strong, focused and steady.”
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