Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Dear Woman: What successful women are made of by Sade Adebayo.

Sade Adebayo is a freelance editor who writes for local and international blogs and news sites. Lovely article. And I like that the number on the list is ‘She loves herself’. If you are looking for reasons to love yourself despite the situation you find yourself in right now, you will find quite a number of them here. Enjoy!

What Successful Women Are Made Of
A lot has been said about successful women. Many can't even define what they are, thinking it's just something linked to a woman's professional career or becoming something important. The truth is that the term “success” is quite subjective and it doesn't mean the same thing for everyone. For some women it can mean being able to have a happy family and a career at the same time, for others it may mean to be a good mother, and for others just feeling happy with their life. So how do they achieve these goals? Here are some of the things successful women are made of:


She Loves Herself - This is the first secret to being a successful woman. Indeed, a woman who loves herself will always know what is best for her in order to follow her dreams and achieve happiness.

She Has Goals – The most important thing a woman who wants to achieve success should keep in mind is having both long-term and short-term goals. They must be specific and not vague, and they must be achievable at some point of your life. Sometimes, in order to obtain better results, long-term goals can be fragmented into smaller steps which must always be kept in mind and focused on.

They Don't Hold Back - A successful woman knows what she's worth and she won't settle for less, at least not for long. She will never stay in a relationship in which she feels unappreciated or in a job she's not satisfied with. If this is your case, don't wait for change to happen but make it happen: look for jobs in your field in order to follow your career dreams, and if you're not happy with your man don't settle for less than perfect!

A Positive Attitude is the Key - Positivity leads to positive outcome and, therefore success. The reason for this is because it will give you a lot more energy to spend on what you like to do and what makes you happy, embracing challenges and working on new ideas. Of course, sometimes maintaing a positive attitude is quite hard because things in life get tough, they don't always go the way we planned them to, and there are times we just want to lay down and give up. It is always important to look for ways to keep up your positive attitude and, remember: falling is permitted but standing up is mandatory!

They Are Strong-Minded – Don't mistake this with being stubborn. It is vital to stay focused on what you really want and fight for it, even if you have odds against it. Especially when it comes to career goals, being strong-minded will prevent you from settling for less than what you deserve, and will only bring you closer to what you really desire.

They Stay Soft-Hearted – Being a strong and independent woman doesn't necessarily mean you have to step on anyone that's in your way and not care about other people's feelings. Being a successful woman has nothing to do with being selfish or bossy, since in the real road to success there is always space for others' thoughts.

They Have Integrity – Many think that the road to success means you will have to sell your soul to the devil and do anything for money and power. By doing this, not only you will not reach success but you will also become a very sad and miserable person. Part of being a successful woman means that you have your own values that you will respect above all things, and if you're true to these you will stay true to yourself.

Sade A.

Have a lovely week guys and more success.

Lily Johnson


  1. I love this post...do have a lovely week too

  2. Being able to achieve overall success is something that should be cherished.

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