What separates successful women form the not-so successful ones is the fact that successful women seem to juggle so many tasks at the same time and still they come out successful. Mentioned below are the winning mantras of these women which are sure to inspire all of us.
- It does not have to be perfect
The perfectionist streak may have contributed towards the career growth of successful women but very early on they realized that in order to be successful they need to delegate tasks. Handling too much of work at one time can lead to goof-ups which can be a disaster to your career. The first thing you can do is to share your home tasks with your husband such as cleaning, cooking or taking the kids to the playground. Similarly, at office you can allot certain tasks to your co-workers and subordinates. Coach them in a proper manner, so that they are able to handle responsibility independently without you having to guide them at every step.
- Spend time on yourself
Successful women, in spite of a hectic schedule seem so calm and composed. The reason for this is that they keep aside some special time for themselves. Put aside a few hours every day for yourself where you get to charge your batteries and connect with your inner self. Preferably do this early in the morning so that you are fresh and energized for the day and are ready to face any challenges that may come your way.
Just as you take a shower daily without fail, make this a habit with you so that you begin to do it instinctively without any fail. In the few hours that you gift yourself, you can do whatever you like. It could be anything from going jogging to jotting down thoughts to practicing meditation; what matters is that it gives you peace and the strength to face the challenges of the day with renewed vigor. But remember to have a good night’s rest the previous day. In your rush to give yourself me-time, do not sacrifice your sleep. Ensure you sleep nicely so that you can wake up to your personal hour in a happy frame of mind.
- No is not a bad word
If you aspire to reach the top of your profession, you must learn to sometimes accept “No” from others. Learn to take it in your stride, for a “No” to something means a “Yes” to something else. As people reject your ideas and suggestions, it affords you the opportunity to think of newer and better things which indirectly help you in your career. Therefore, take every “No” as a challenge and come up with something better. Even in your career journey, saying No is important. Who knows, your refusal for a particular assignment might land you a better one. Or by saying “No” to a particular request, you might be saying “Yes” to spending some quality time with yourselves.
So why not take a leaf out of the successful woman’s career book and implement them in your own life.