When you look at successful women, it’s easy to assume they got where they are by being lucky. That their lifestyle didn’t come into it. But if you look beyond the obvious talent, they all have habits that contributed to their success.
They Stay Motivated
Successful women create their own motivation. They don’t just wait for motivation to strike, they work at it. They make their plans and work towards their goals even when they’re having an off day.
They’re Goal Setters
This one may seem obvious, but if you don’t set concrete goals you have nothing to work towards. Successful women always have goals.
They Overcome Failure
No-one gets through life without failing. It’s how you deal with failure that counts. You can just lick your wounds and wallow in self-pity, or pick yourself up and get on with it. Successful women turn failure around and learn from their mistakes.
They Zig Instead Of Zag
If the crowd is all heading in one direction, successful women will zig in the other. These women are capable of making up their own minds and will stick to their own goals, rather than be influenced by other people.
They Ignore Doubters
The world is full of people who want you to be average. People who feel threatened when people they know achieve success. Successful women ignore the doubters.
They Choose Friends Wisely
Motivational speaker Jim Rohn famously said “we are the average of the five people we spend the most time with”. Whether or not this is true, successful women know the people they surround themselves with can effect their outlook. Stay positive by choosing your friends wisely.
They Make Time For Themselves
Successful women look after themselves. They appreciate the importance of self-care and it’s contribution towards their success.
They Love A Challenge
Successful women view a challenge as a way of growing as a person. They love to push themselves outside of their comfort zone.
Where others will opt for the easy path, these women understand being successful is about putting themselves out there and challenging limiting self beliefs.
Success at whatever you’re trying to achieve, sport, fitness, work, doesn’t happen by getting lucky. There’s a long list of talented young people who never achieved anything. Learning from failure, dedication and hard work are essential for success. I’d love to know your views…