This resonates with me as I think of successful women I know. At some point, they had to forget about what others said their "place " was. They decided to no longer accept the labels that people tried to put on them. They rejected those that would say they were:
- less than
- not smart enough
- not good enough
- not educated enough
- not pretty enough
- too emotional
- couldn't handle tough situations
- wasn't CEO material
- wasn't able to make the hard choices
At some point, all successful women decide to aggressively step off the path that was paved with comfort, the familiar, the easy, and the ordinary. Instead, they opted to take a deep breath and leap into the unknown - where greatness lies.With this leap comes the desire to:
- break the rules
- make your own rules
- demand to be taken seriously
- shake things up
- kick some butt
- do the unexpected
- take charge
- create a path
- be a pioneer
- take no prisoners
- not be fearful of the "B" word.
So, stop being well behaved.
Playing by the rules.
Nodding in agreement when you want to scream NO!
Complaining about your situation instead of doing something about it.
Waiting on something to happen instead of making something happen.
It's great to have goals - a dream. But that's not the end, it's a beginning.
I'll end with one of my favorite quotes:
Some people dream of success... while others wake up and work hard at it. ~Author Unknown
P.S. For the men: success comes for you when you decide to break the rules too!!!