BELIEVE IN YOURSELF…
STOP passing up opportunities because you’re afraid you’re not “good enough”. Those who get ahead get there because they refuse to allow anything – fear, lack of skills, lack of funds, lack of confidence, social lives, families, spouses, current jobs, anything – else hold them back.
You can’t blame others for your lack of success when you refuse to even try!
I’ve launched a thousand businesses that have failed (epically!); but, at least I can say I tried (and learned a lot in the process).
I work in circles that connect me with some extremely successful African American women. A few things they all have in common:
- they are unapologetic in their focus on their success,
- they move forward in the midst of fear,
- they refuse self doubt (REFUSE),
- they DO NOT entertain distractions.
These sisters are FOCUSED in their efforts and methodical in their decisions making. They don’t spend time going over all the reasons they can’t do something, they focus on what they need to do make it happen – even if that means learning a new skill, or building a team.
They absolutely refuse to settle. Too many of our sisters have.
Stop merely talking about your dreams. Take the appropriate steps to make your dreams a reality. See your obstacles as action items, sit down and work out the things you need to do to make those obstacles disappear. Connect with people who will encourage, inspire, and help you along the way.
Finally, don’t turn your nose up at humble beginnings. Learn the value of starting from the bottom and working your way to the top. We celebrate the success of women like Beyonce, Oprah, Serena Williams, but we forget about the YEARS of hard work, sacrifice and struggle that preceded the greatness.
And YOU, my sister, ARE GREAT!
Your ideas are valuable.
Your skills are competitive.
Your brains are brilliant!
Believe in yourself and the God who created you.
I’m rooting for you, girl.