You are beautiful, smart, sexy and talented. It’s time you make that work for you, and become the most successful woman you can be. There’s nothing stopping you, and there’s nothing you can’t overcome. What does success mean to you? Money, fortune, a cause or happiness? Set your sights on a goal and you will be victorious. When you think of the most successful women, they all had many things in common. Here are some of the essential traits of successful women:
Being passionate and loving what you do is essential. If your heart soars when you see a pair of Manolo Blahnik’s, or you love to try daring fashion trends that your girlfriends are afraid of, but you have a job in a tiny cubicle where there’s a strict dress code, you’ll probably have trouble feeling passionate about stapling and making copies. Try to get a job where your love for fashion can be free! Your creative juices will stay flowing and you’ll be driven to excel.
Driving yourself nuts trying to be perfect will only lead to unhappiness. Our imperfections are what make us beautiful! If you waste precious time focusing on all your flaws, you can’t see outside the box. Maybe you feel like you don’t look the part of a high powered exec. Oh well! Forget about jamming your awesome curves into some drab power suit or fighting your hair into a chignon. Think about how you have an amazing vision and sense for business. Embracing the wonders of your self will allow you to soar.
You don’t need a man to make you whole
This isn’t to say you have to dump your cute boyfriend to be a successful woman. But if he isn’t completely supportive of you being in a leadership role and gaining success, he will hold you back. There are plenty of amazing, successful women who are married, but also a ton who aren’t. We know not being married certainly hasn’t held Oprah Winfrey, Diane Keaton or Condoleezza Rice back any!
Successful women take risks. Whether you’re thinking about a possible promotion at work, or finally asking out that gorgeous barista at your fav coffee shop, ask yourself this one question: What would you do if you weren’t afraid. Being too afraid to do something can seriously hold you back. So swipe on that bright red lipstick that makes you feel confident, pull up your big girl panties and take a risk!
Learn how to fail
Failure is not the opposite of success, but rather it’s how you learn to succeed. Successful women have learned to embrace failure as a learning experience and not let in hold them back. So maybe your presentation didn’t do so well at work. Don’t torture yourself about it, instead think about how you’ll kick butt the next time!