Do You Recognize These Habits Of Highly Successful Women In Yourself?
What defines being a successful woman? What does it take to be successful? Some may say being successful means you have a nice car, big house, branded bags, a walk-in closet full of clothes and can travel the globe by private plane or cruise on a yacht. Others may say, they have a healthy home, wonderful children, a happy marriage and a good job. So how do you go about finding out what the habits of highly successful women are?
My definition of success will differ from yours. Success is defined as the accomplishment of an aim or purpose which comprises many things.
We might agree though that there are common traits or habits of highly successful women. Women we look up to, strive to be like.
Although I am a work in progress, I like to see myself as someone who posses the following five habits of highly successful women.
None of us is perfect and never will be. I am still growing and learning; so are you right?
Do you see any or all of these traits in yourself? Keep reading and let’s see.
Habit #1 They Have A Big Heart
One of the habits of successful women is having a big heart. Successful women give back to people and do so willingly.
They lift people up because they know they can rise to the top without pushing other women down to get there.
I love seeing women supporting each other. Too often we see women tearing each other down, gossiping about one another, making one another feel “less than”. What is there to gain? Nothing.
Some women thrive on the drama because it makes them feel better about themselves.
When you judge others and hurt them, it really is about you and your character as a person, less about the person you are doing harm to.
Show off your big heart, let people see the good in you.
Habit #2 They Carry Themselves Well
The most obvious habits of highly successful women are clear in the way they carry themselves.
Not only by being well put together on the outside in the way the look or dress, but also on the inside.
Fat, thin, tall short, black, white, yellow or green, they exude confidence.
You will notice that successful women know what they want and can communicate what they want and need in a clear manner. Having confidence is a skill I am still learning.
Successful women are not worried nor affected to what others say about them. To be your best, you have to feel good about yourself. How you feel on the inside will show on the outside.
Habit #3 They Are Well Balanced
Now, I don’t mean she can remain upright and steady, or distribute her weight evenly (even though she can, lol) I am talking about one of the habits of highly successful women is knowing work is not everything.
Being a successful woman does not mean you need to give up on your social life and personal life.
You can maintain a good balance between the two. It is all about setting priorities and obligations.
This is also very important for every woman who wants to succeed. Whether you own your own business, work for a company, or are a stay at home mom, you need to know how to organize yourself and find a balance in all you do.
We all have certain strengths and, the more you use them the easier it will be to find your balance.
We often focus on our weaknesses which highlight what we do wrong. Don’t worry about the things you can’t control.
Yuck – stop it. This will only point out your imperfections.
You possess certain strengths and, the more you use them, the more you will find your balance. Success can only be enjoyed if you are healthy in mind, body and spirit.
These are women of substance who are able to make a mark in society.
Habit #4 They Define Success On Their Own Terms
For me, success is a never ending journey. Therefore it has to be defined on my own terms. I cannot feel happiness and satisfaction if my definition of success is what others think it should be.
Do you define your success by the stereotypical definition society and social media offers us? Power, money and material items?
I don’t believe that there is one sole definition, so each and every one of us can live out our unique life’s purpose.
This is why one of the habits of highly successful women is being able to define success on your own terms.
Habit #5 They Are Able To Move Through Obstacles
This one is my favourite.
In life, obstacles come our way of course when we least expect them to.
They show up and try to stop us from achieving our goals and successes.
Being able to move through these obstacles is one of the strongest habits of highly successful women.
Have you ever had an obstacle set in your way that has made you give up and stopped you from doing something you were genuinely excited or passionate about?
Felt there was no way around it or through it?
Do any of these obstacles stop you from getting the most out of life?
- Negative self-talk
- Time constraints
- Lack of patience
- Lack of discipline
- Lack of inspiration
- Fear of change
- Fear of failure
If you said yes to any of these, then you need to take control of your situation.
Speak positive affirmations to yourself and set realistic and achievable goals for yourself.
Stop learning and start doing and watch things fall into place for you.
A zen proverb states “the obstacle is the path”.
My interpretation of this quote is that often the very thing that initially limits us will be the same thing that will help us to find a better way to do things. Let your obstacles be your teachers.
Trust yourself more and allow obstacles to challenge you to grow, change and adapt.
In order to possess and maintain any or all of these five amazing habits of highly successful women, you must be unstoppable.
Never let anyone get the way of all the things you have worked so hard for.
When you are knocked down? Bounce back. Need help? Ask for it.
Push forward even when all odds are against you. Be resilient.
Love endlessly and show appreciation to those around you.
Respect yourself. Be humble. And never ever let others define you.
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Do you recognize any or all of the five habits of highly successful women in yourself?
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