When all else fails, strive to be Disney royalty. Because nothing says love like loving yourself.
1 / 10
Don’t be afraid to dream big
Belle is basically who we should all want to be when we grown up. She's a total feminist, craves knowledge, is passionate, doesn't care what people think, and knows that it's what's on the inside, not what a person looks like, that matters most.
2 / 10
Only accept a marriage proposal if you’re ready
Rapunzel and Flynn Rider may live happily ever after but in a post-Tangled world — specifically, the series Tangled: Before Ever After — Flynn pops the question in front of the entire royal court and instead of saying yes, Rapunzel shut him down, left him kneeling there as she pulled a Julia Roberts. Yes, she loves Flynn but she wasn't ready to be married. And that's OK. It's kind of comforting to know that Disney princesses have relationship troubles too.
3 / 10
Determination and hard work pays off
Tiana busted her ass in that diner, saving every penny to be her own boss and buy the perfect place where she would open her restaurant. After some hiccups and time as an adorable frog, her determined attitude and willingness to see things through right to the very end all but ensured her happily ever after.
4 / 10
She could've easily been a spoiled brat but Jasmine wows us with her confidence and resourcefulness.
5 / 10
Merida's as fiery and stubborn as her hair, and her fierce sense of independence and desire to break out of the role society demands of her is nothing but admirable. Though she could run a brush through her hair every once in a while.
6 / 10
Be brave and selfless
Pocahontas stopped an entire war all on her own, simply by sheer force and determination. Baby steps, sure, but we can all be like Pocahontas in some way.
7 / 10
Do what you have to do
Mulan is one crafty minx, coming up with an ingenious plan to take down her enemies and saving all of China. Not that you're expected to conquer an army but when it's deserved, don't be afraid to kick butt and take names.
8 / 10
Put your family first
In spite of their differences, Anna's bond with sister Elsa is so strong, she almost died saving her. If that's not an act of true love, we don't know what is.
9 / 10
Stand out from the crowd
Those are the exact words Moana's grandmother used to describe the adventurous, fearless, strong-willed and physically capable teen, who dives headfirst into new experiences and will fight for what she believes in, no matter what people think.
10 / 10
Stand up for yourself
She may be a glitch and more presidential than royal but Vanellope von Schweetz is smart and cunning and doesn't rely on anyone but herself to make her dreams come true.