Be happy, healthy, successful, funny, generous and smart. Yes, really. You can be all of these things and likely you already are. As ambitious women we naturally have big goals and dreams of having it all – then we’ll be happy. But what happens once you reach your personal all? Master’s degree, dream job, big paycheque, found the guy, traveled the world, maybe started a family, etc., etc.
Take a moment to reflect on what makes you truly wonderful. Did you launch a successful business? Finally took that solo trip across the globe?
Jason Selk, Author of Executive Toughness, suggests spending “60 seconds daily imagining how you want your life to be, and what you can do in the next 24 hours to help make your vision become a reality.” He explains that personally he started doing better and better. “I liked the changes I was making in my life…so much so that 20 years later, I still take the time to think about my vision and daily integrity.”
Make time in your schedule to engage in activities that make you laugh and be playful. Take the time to reassess your career choices to be more aligned with your own definition of success. Do you dream of someday being your own boss, or taking your business to the next level? If you feel more confident in your own abilities, you will naturally feel more powerful in your accomplishments. Sometimes we need a little bit of help to move us forward.
But how exactly do you become the women you’ve always wanted to be? How can you beam your brilliance into the world? To start, accept that nothing is impossible. If you can be clear to yourself about what your future looks like, this is a step in the right direction.
Shannon Ables, Author of Choosing the Simply Luxurious Life, explains “nothing worth having ever miraculously occurred without hard work. Understand that there may be setbacks along the way, you may have to readjust your sails along the journey, but fortitude and grit never kept any dream seeker stagnant for long.”
Our challenge to you is to take a moment to reflect on what you have already accomplished. It’s likely more than you think! (And if you are like me, you are already plotting your next big goal).
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Talia Beckett Davis is the Founder of the Organization of American Women in Public Relations and the Organization of Canadian Women in Public Relations. She has worked with some of the largest brands in North America at her PR agency Pink Pearl PR to help them get featured in high profile media outlets and grow their sales.
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