Tuesday, September 30, 2008

10 Traits Of Successful Women

I found this and thought I'd share.

1. She has a positive attitude. There's no energy that can mimic what's released when a positive, high-stepping woman enters a room. A positive attitude is the fuel needed to drive us from idea conception to realization.

A positive attitude takes conscious effort on your part. Arrest negative thoughts and replace them with positive ones. Listen to the things you're saying to yourself in your mind. Deliberately use words that focus on constructive, affirming truths about yourself.

To help you stay positive, surround yourself with people who'll encourage, inspire and believe in you. If you have a positive attitude, you'll be able to see the potential that lies within you.

2. She can overcome obstacles. Women who've struggled in their lives tend to have amazing inner strength. Use adversity to your advantage. At the end of a struggle, you're a better, more valuable person. Helen Keller said, "Character cannot be developed in ease and quiet. Only through experience of trial and suffering can the soul be strengthened, vision cleared, ambition inspired and success achieved." Find what you're meant to learn in a struggle, and you'll see that it isn't as fierce as it appears to be.

3. She is strong minded. Strong minded doesn't mean that you're rude, conceited or destructive. On the contrary, a strong-minded woman displays confidence. When you're strong minded, you're empowered, possess a healthy self image and take responsibility for your life. The entrepreneurial spirit, by its very nature, requires us to consider possibilities that most aren't brave enough to.

4. She is soft hearted. Charity and compassion allow us to reach beyond our cookie-cutter lives and make a difference in the lives of others. By reaching out to others, we grow as individuals. A woman with a compassionate heart has great influence

5. She has integrity. You don't need to leave victims in your path to be victorious. You don't need to step on others to step to the next level. Integrity must be the very core of your character. Always put honor before dollars and live by your convictions. As you gain respect and trust, your company will grow. People seek to do business with those they trust.

6. She has balance in her life. Our lives revolve around four major categories: family and friends, health, wealth and spirit. These areas must be balanced to lead a fulfilled life. Evaluate your balance continually. A balanced life allows you to think clearly with imagination and optimism.

7. She sets goals. Goals are dreams with a plan for realization. Commit your short- and long-term goals to writing. Record how and when you'll achieve them. Post your goals in plain sight and review them often. Record the reward when the goal is attained. Remember that you can't hit a mark you can't see, and continual success demands a plan.

8. She is driven by a cause. Looking for the hole in the market is a strategic move in every entrepreneur's plan. Find the needs in your business ventures and pursue those causes with passion.

9. She is a teacher. Great woman teach. People want to know what you have that ignites that flame within. We can help mold the great women of tomorrow.

10. She's focused on the next step. The greatest point of resistance is just before breakthrough. We must have a stubborn resolve to see ourselves to the other side. When challenging circumstances seek to derail us, if we just take that next step, we'll find that we've made it.

Agree or disagree?


26 People saying stuff:

Queen-Size funny bone said...

I agree, now all i have to do is get a job.

KT said...

awesome post. i believe that i have most of those qualities. but a couple that i need to work on.

Moe Wanchuk said...

I love it.

My favorite is Positive Attitude. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE people that see the best in everything. They make everything in life worth living for.
The negative attitude people just destroy me.
We're only here once. Let's have fun and make the best of it!

Lady~Daydreamer said...

Absolutely agree!! I love this!!

Jeni said...

Definitely agree but I just wish I had even half of the traits listed.

Sandi McBride said...

and when this paragon of virtue's feet hit the floor every morning the devil groans "oh hell, she's up!"
Thanks for sharing!
Sandi

lisaq said...

Couldn't agree more.

(vixenchick) said...

i agree. i need to work on the first one, lol

Slick said...

Women with goals are sexy.

And Positive Attitudes.

And great cleavage.

charmcitygirl said...

Who could disagree with this one? Having a positive attitude is difficult in this world sometimes, and it is a conscious decision, it doesn't just happen.

So@24 said...

Looks like the same traits a successful male should have too.

jill said...

Great list. They always say you'll be most successful when you pursue your passion, too, and I think that's absolutely true.

Craze said...

I totally agree!

Joe said...

Wouldn't these apply to men as well?

Except for that soft-hearted thing. Because, you know, we're men and all.

dmarks said...

What Joe said.

With common-sense wisdom like that, Joe, your last name must be Sixpack.

Eb the Celeb said...

Agree!

Renaissance Woman said...

Agree...but is it that easy? Hmmm...then why aren't more people successful? But I do love the list.

Michael said...

Number one is a struggle for me, but I used to work with a man, named Fred, who took this to heart.

He was what I would call relentlessly cheerful. He got on your nerves at first, but over time, you couldn't help but feel better when he was around.

I just wish I had the strength to continue his good example.

abbagirl74 said...

I totally agree and try to live my life by these traits. Good post.

Karen said...

Good stuff. Unfortunately, I am not driven by any cause.

CarmenSinCity said...

Those are good traits. The positive attitude is SO important!

B said...

I think everything is pretty much true but I don't think any one person holds all those traits.

Lys said...

I am in absolute agreement! Love this list. Thanks for posting this!

Glaziersgirl said...

I love this!

lailani said...

I'm definitely going to agree with this. Great list!

Anonymous said...

Love your post, success really is different for everyone here's a few lessons I've learned as well.

1)A successful woman messes up, admits to it, and takes full responsability for it. A lesson I've learned from experiance...
It's not about perfection but about how you stand with your inperfections.
2)Try not to complain if your not going to try to do anything about it.
3)Sacrifice yourself from time to time for other people. Things get stressful but only for a moment, and afterward you've increased your compacity to achieve and gained an assistant in the endevor.
4) Don't run away from anything... It's the move you'll regret the most.
5) You won't be who you were 5 minutes ago embrace the positive changes within your self and the flaws of others. Variety is the spice of life. Judge not, hate not.