Things Successful Women Do Differently
1. They are deeply passionate about what they do.
If you don’t love what you do, you’re probably not going to be motivated to go above and beyond, to innovate and to stand out in the workplace. But if you’re passionate about your career, it will make putting time and effort into it pleasurable, not a chore.
2. They don’t expect perfection — of themselves or those around them.
Research has shown that wasting time and energy trying to be “perfect” only leads to unhappiness. Successful women know that that they can’t do everything well all the time. Beating yourself up for your perceived flaws will only dampen your abilities at work, not to mention your mental health. “We each, if we’re lucky, will have our chance to leave a mark on the world, but we are trying too hard to be perfect
3. Often, they become the boss.
Many successful women have figured out that if you’re the boss, you can set your own rules. The truth is you get more control.” And when you’re in control, you have the ability to create a more sane, happy and balanced workplace for yourself and your employees.
4. They believe that they will be successful.
Not to go all “If you build it, he will come,” on you, but believing in your own success — no matter how crazy your idea might seem — is integral to achieving it.
5. They’re not afraid to take risks.
Successful women don’t make reckless decisions, but they do know how to take a calculated risk.
6. They know that failure goes hand-in-hand with success.
“Failure is not the opposite of success but a stepping stone to success,” Successful women know that you can’t excel all the time, and that an inevitable part of taking leaps in your career is falling down sometimes.
7. They make sure to schedule alone time.
Research has shown that women tend to prioritize domestic responsibilities such as housework and child care over themselves. Successful women know that they need to schedule alone time the same way they plan meetings, family dinners and networking events.