There are so many women who made a great impact on other people’s lives, women who raised from nowhere and reached the heights of great success. Wondering how to be more successful in life? Take example from them!
If you strive for a fulfilled and successful life then surely you have to learn from the minds of the following 5 successful women, each one of them successful in her own field. Applying only one of these 5 life lessons can make a profound change in your life…
1. Listen to yourself
“A lot of people are afraid to say what they want. That’s why they don’t get what they want.” –Madonna, singer pop star
Years of listening to your parents, your teachers and your friends what you should do and what you shouldn’t do might cover your own voice. Most of these pieces of advice might be given to you with really good intention but stop for a moment…
… and now ask yourself what your real needs are, what your own dreams are.
Allow your child living inside you to speak out loud your wants and your needs, allow yourself to be successful in your own way. It is not always easy to say what you want and not feel selfish. Yes, it is right to help others, to care for others but never ever sacrifice yourself for others. You are as important as all the people around you.
2. Be daring
“Fortunes does favor the bold and you will never know what you are capable of if you don’t try.” –Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook
Being successful, means you are prepared to make changes, you are prepared to deal with your fears.
If you are not happy with your 9 to 5 job, if you feel you don’t make any progress there, start looking for new opportunities think out of the box and maybe even look for a new business to start. It might be scary at the beginning but thinking of a fulfilled life, thinking of rewards you might get will help you to overcome fears which are holding you back.
3. Be passionate
“Passion is energy. Feel the power which comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Ophra Winfrey, entrepreneur and public figure
There is no real successful person who is not passionate about what he or she does.
Why is passion so important?
When you come across some challenges in your life, when you need some extra power to overcome some obstacles on your way to success, your passion will help you to make this extra step needed.
If you haven’t found your passion yet, don’ wait for it.
Start looking at your hobbies, start doing new things and when you find it, make your passion into your profession.
4. Go out of your comfort zone
“Do one thing which scares you every day.” Eleonore Roosevelt, first Lady of The USA, 1933 – 1945
You feel fulfilled only when you grow. And the only place to grow is the place outside of your comfort zone.
Learn new things, learn a new language, go on and improve your selling skills even if you were told that you can’t do it or you think you can’t do it. Learn maybe new internet skills no matter how old or young you are. Just go for it!
You will see that doing things you have never done before will enrich your life and you will feel and be successful again.
5. Be unstoppable
“What you spend years building, it can be destroyed overnight. Build anyway.” –Mother Theresa, philanthropist/charity worker
Big obstacles are part of any (successful) life. Things don’t always work out as we want to. Yes, you might fail on your path of success. Maybe not just once, maybe twice, 3-, 4-, 10- times. It doesn’t matter how many times you fail what it counts is how many times you get back on your feet again. Just remember that failing is part of succeeding.
So, being successful simply means you are unstoppable, daring, passionate and the person who follows his or her dreams – like the 5 successful women, mentioned in the article, we all can do it, we were all born to be successful in life.
photo: Madonna by Tom Munro Photoshoot for L’Uomo Vogue Italy