10 Habits of a Successful Woman

Written by Tammy Durden

Becoming a success can be the motivation behind what drives many people to get up each and every day to tackle the daily grind. Pair that with being a woman, and the term takes on a whole other meaning. If you are female, you know the want and the drive it takes to find success.  We often ask ourselves, “is it possible to be a successful woman?” The answer is:  Absolutely!”  Now you are asking, “Is it easy?” That answer is a little different: “Of Course Not, because nothing in life is easy.” Those of us going after the dream, however, know that without a doubt…It Is Worth It!

Think of your life to this point, and all that you have had as successes. Now, think of the flip side and think about all the failures that you have gone through as well. Guess what?

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If you are ready to begin your journey in becoming a successful woman, I want to share a few tips and suggestions to help you.

Tips to Become a Successful Woman

1. Love yourself first

Don’t overlook this crucial step. If you don’t love yourself, then you won’t believe in yourself. Just like anything in life, you have to love what you believe inand when you are looking for your own success, that belief is in yourself.  This cannot be stressed enough – BELIEVE IN YOURSELF!  [clickToTweet tweet=”Believing in yourself is crucial, however, you cannot believe in yourself, if you do not first learn to love yourself.  ” quote=”Believing in yourself is crucial, however, you cannot believe in yourself, if you do not first learn to love yourself.  ” theme=”style2″]

2. Pick yourself up when you stumble

You will fail. Period – it is a fact, we all fail from time to time.  So, let’s just put that out there and recognize and acknowledge that fact.  Once we really accept that and that ALL people fail, it is much easier to recognize it for what it is and what it is NOT.  It is Not Who You Are. Too often we focus on our failures and then they become who we are, but when you fail, it usually means you are doing something right.  You are taking a risk to move ahead or change and that is a good place to be, so do not be derailed by it, but stand back and recognize it.  After that step, then ask yourself: ‘What can I learn from this experience?’  I always pray that I might learn it quickly Lord, so that I do not have to ‘stay in it’ for a long period – it is true, I really do ask Him for help here.  Mainly because I used to base my worth down in this gutter area Before I learned better, so I know I KNOW and so do you, that it is not about Who you are, its about learning the lesson to avoid this in the future.

3. Understand that you deserve success

Believe in yourself and your abilities. We all deserve our chance to shine and rise above the rest. When it’s your time, grab it and be ready for it. You got yourself to that point with hard work, determination, and dedication.  I have to be honest here, this is a difficult one for for me.  I am not quick to ‘grab’ my spot in that spotlight.  It is easier for me to help others shine.  Yet I know in order to be Who God Created Me to Be, there will be times when I need to also take the stage!  Yikes!  Anyone else nervous? (haha)

4. Treat your mind, body, and soul like a well-oiled machine

Get rest to be able to do your best. Your body needs sleep, your mind needs rest and your soul needs some time at the end of each day to recoup. You owe it to yourself and your body to take care of it.  Another one that does not come easy, especially when I am recovering or in an MS flare.  This is one of the lovely symptoms it often leaves me with…sleeplessness.  I do end up most nights getting 3-4 hours and on a good night, usually 6, maybe 7 hours if really fortunate.  It is rare for me to get more than that, except with the extreme fatigue of MS and then it is like I am ‘drugged’.  People say to me, ‘Oh I understand being tired, I didn’t sleep well’ or something similar.  I used to think this also, but truly most people have No Idea.  It truly feels like someone has drugged you & you cannot move.  It is simply not ‘sleepiness’ we feel when this hits us.  So take care of that body, because it carries you throughout each and every day. Your body probably even needs some R&R to get you prepared and ready for the next morning.

5. Be kind to your friends, frenemies, and strangers

A successful woman is kind to all. Kindness is a simple gesture that not only spreads like wildfire but also shows and emits a confidence that others will try to emulate.  Did you know kindness can be contagious?  Just try it out and see what happens.  And when you truly give it when the other person does not deserve it, you will feel that blessing of going beyond and showing the love of God – because you know it didn’t come from you!!! 😀

6. Smile

That’s it. Simple…right? Smile during times of stress. Smile during times of being unsure. And smile during times that you are rocking it just being you. Smiling shows that you are sure of who you are and that leads to success.  Smiling is another one of those contagious things we can do without a lot of energy but gives us much in return.  You may be surprised.  Are you trying it now?

7. Turn off the work switch

Every day, it’s important to take a step away from work to have that personal time. You aren’t expected to work all the time, and can’t expect that of yourself. If you are like me, and really enjoy what you do, it is hard to ‘shut down’, especially during busy times.  It really is important as it will reconnect us with our friends and family and help us to continue to develop the important relationships in our lives.  It will also recharge you and your batteries by creating a separation from your home life and your work life.

 

8. Find your motivation

What is Your WHY?  Why do you do what you do?  Why do you want success? What drives you? All of these are important questions to ask yourself and then find answers to them as well. If you can pinpoint what it is that drives you and what motivates you and then plug into those as you work, success will be sure to follow.

9. Be a life-long learner

Being successful doesn’t mean that you know everything. It means that you’ve found a way that works…but does that mean that way will always continue to work? Maybe, maybe not. But, it’s imperative to keep learning about new ways to continue your success.  Never be complacent, never settle. Work your mind daily to ensure that continued success.

10. Give yourself a goal

If you don’t give yourself a goal to aim for, how will you know when you’ve gotten to the point that you consider yourself successful?  Define success for yourself and this will also help.  Who do you consider a successful woman? Make a list of those in your life or around you (stay away from ‘public figures’ for this exercise) and next to their name write what they are a success at doing.

 

For instance, I may list a woman by the name of Heather, then next to her name I might put ‘risky but got it her way’.  The reason I would put that next to her name is because she is successful and she did it by taking risks, yet also insisted on certain requirements also before agreeing to go to her company to work & got them to agree.  To me, a woman who can put her foot down (not in a ‘witchy’ way but considered professional) in business and have herself heard, listened to and the things she wanted for herself and her family is a success!

” We have to have goals, otherwise we just keep working and working and never reaching a point of ‘satisfaction’ or having a way to track yourself.”

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Habits by definition are done over and over, so they are meant to be done each and every day.  To begin to form a habit we have to tell ourselves and sometimes remind ourselves to take action on those particular task(s).  This way we develop a routine or schedule, which, when we continue to follow it for 30 days it will become a habit! Try implementing a few of the suggested habits above to start your journey on the path of being a successful woman.

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Are you going after success?  Are you ready to achieve your dreams?

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