In a “man’s” world, many dynamic women continue to blaze a trail through hard work and determination to secure their spot at the top. While the “good ole boys club” does still exist, it is not impenetrable. More and more women are forming their own clubs by creating workshops or meet up groups to help encourage one another. A woman’s path to success may be more strenuous but not impossible. Plenty have managed to rise to the top while balancing career and family. We are versatile and powerful!
Unfortunately, in some cases there are men and women who once they become a success, make it difficult for other women to climb, possibly due to fear of competition, among other things. One of my successful friends shared with me that it was another woman who made her rise to the top arduous. Although successful women have encountered similar circumstances, they pushed forward and broke down all doors realizing there is room for more. Cooperation brings us much further ahead than competition. It is overcoming these hurdles that makes reaching your goal that much sweeter. Many successful women had barriers placed before them but they did not let that deter them.
Success, we all want it! Some have achieved it, most strive for it and becoming successful is no easy feat, possibly harder for us ladies. So what are the main steps in the process that triumphant women take to achieve? After much research, these are the key elements all successful women have in common.
Every successful woman I’ve researched has taken risks. Whether it was quitting their 9 – 5 to create their own business or putting all of their money and time into their dream while ignoring others advising them against it. Some have quit their established position at a very successful company to follow their life’s passion and daily take strides to victory. For others it was less time with their families or having to take a 2nd mortgage. They made tough decisions and sacrificed to achieve their goals.
Successful women are extremely passionate about their vision. It was their passion that gave them the necessary drive to put forth hard work and determination to make their dreams a reality. When we find what it is we love to do, it really does not feel like “work”.
These women accepted there would be times when situations seemed to go wrong and success appeared unachievable. That is the moment many give up. But victorious women did not let those difficulties stop them, they pressed on. They did not view them as failures, just obstacles to overcome. Tough situations make you stronger and wiser. As Oprah Winfrey once said “There are no failures.”
All successful women truly believed in their ability to succeed right from the start. Their belief was so strong that it became a knowing. They knew they would make it and stuck to their vision! Having unwavering confidence in themselves gave them the courage to face any and all barriers presented.
All along the road they were truly appreciative of the entire journey. Through hardship and triumph they understood that to reach their goal, every step was necessary. To show their gratitude, many successful women reached back to help their sisters along the way.
While success is measured differently by each one of us formidable women, the basic steps are the same. There will be many hurdles on the road to success but always be thankful and do not forget the lessons learned so you can shine your light for your sisters coming up the path. Empower each other and continue to blaze your trail ladies, never ever give up and I will meet you at the top!
©2015 Annie Violet