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Having a hard time keeping your work/home life in balance? Suck it up, says Hillary Clinton, because whining is for sissies.

Hillary Clinton

The age-old struggle of "having it all" isn't a struggle at all, says Hillary Clinton. You just have to be the right type, and quit whining about it.

In an interview with Marie Claire, the Secretary of Defense says that woman can have it all — you just have to really, really work at it. She should know. She raised a smart, savvy daughter — Chelsea Clinton, now all grown up and a successful businesswoman herself — while building her own stellar career.

"Some women are not comfortable working at the pace and intensity you have to work at in these jobs… Other women don't break a sweat," Clinton said. "They have four or five, six kids. They're highly organized, they have very supportive networks."

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So knock off the "woe is me act" and get to work, she said.

"I can't stand whining. I can't stand the kind of paralysis that some people fall into because they're not happy with the choices they've made. You live in a time when there are endless choices," Clinton said. "Money certainly helps, and having that kind of financial privilege goes a long way, but you don't even have to have money for it. But you have to work on yourself… Do something!"

One something that Clinton says she definitely will not be doing is running for President in 2016.

"I have been on this high wire of national and international politics and leadership for 20 years," Clinton said. "It has been an absolutely extraordinary personal honor and experience. But I really want to just have my own time back. I want to just be my own person. I'm looking forward to that."

Read the complete interview with Hillary Clinton on MarieClaire.com.

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Comments on "Ladies, quit your whining says Hillary Clinton"

Kristina October 20, 2012 | 6:40 PM

Thanks Hillary, this is such an important message for women to understand. You don't have to give up one aspect of your life for another. You just have to be willing to work hard. Too many women think if they've got kids, they can't have a career or vice versa, but that's just not true.

Francine October 18, 2012 | 3:22 PM

This is good advice for everybody. Hard work is its own reward and a real virtue. Too much of life is spent comparing ourselves to others, but when we stop and tell ourselves that we can have more if we work harder, this really helps put things in perspective. This is not to say that we should never ever complain – it’s just that when we complain too much it tends to be counterproductive. Thanks, Hillary!

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