Week 55: Success Breeds Success – #AlphaFemaleFriday
“ WEEK 55 / 133 – 133 WEEKS TO SUCCESS ”
Don’t abandon your daydreams, but understand that daydreams are really just goals without deadlines. How do we keep focused on fantastic fantasies without being overwhelmed by the many roads, paths, and possibilities we can or think we should take to get to our goals? The truth is that the time to start will never feel like an appropriate time. The money we need may hold us back. The time we need may feel impossible to find. Worst of all, we may like the idea of finally fulfilling our daydream, but the drive or the energy may just not be there at all.
I’ve been thinking about the phrase “success breeds success”. I’ve sat there, scratching my chin, wondering what that phrase actually means. Well, of course it’s easy to reach the next plateau of success when we already have a great view and ability to leap from another equally impressive plateau. What about the opposite of that phrase? Does failure breed failure?
The only way we can succeed and understand what it means to succeed is if we fail. The victory is so much sweeter. The underdog becomes the lauded and celebrated hero and poster child of triumph over travail. We’re told that to be successful we have to be the biggest, the fastest, the strongest, and just be the absolutely BEST that ever was on the history of this planet. We cannot possibly be all of those things at once without burning out, or doing things that are morally unjustifiable to our hearts and souls.
The most important thing we do in our pursuit of success and our daydreams with deadlines is to get up every time we fall. Those we succeed do so not because they are the smartest people in the room. They succeed because they refuse to give up, and refuse to ever be in a situation where they are the smartest person in the room. As my father always said, “you can’t soar like an eagle if you’re surrounded by turkeys.”
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Each week, I take a tip from Lois P. Frankel’s book, Nice Girls Still Don’t Get the Corner Office, and explore how each of these tips affect myself and other women in similar positions on the road to becoming the women we want to be. There are far and few between who are a few steps behind me, and many more who are far advanced. I found that Lois P. Frankel’s advice applied to novice, intermediates, and experts alike. It helped me see that I was already doing right, served as a reminder to keep on doing what I was doing and how to keep that momentum going. The book also showed me areas where I could improve, and gave realistic tips to jump on board. There are a total of 133 tips, and explore one tip per week in a program I call: 133 Weeks to Success.
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