Jennifer Keitt, Chief Empowerment Officer

 

 

  

 

I strive everyday to be a successful woman, just like you do! What does that take? Well listed below are ten top qualities that successful women possess. Rate yourself on a scale of 1 – 5 (1= I DON’T have it; 5= I HAVE IT in abundance). Be sure to work on those qualities that you score yourself lower on. And be sure to shine with those qualities that you possess!

1. Perseverance:  the act of perseverance can motivate individuals through the most dire straits or setbacks.  No matter the odds or difficulties, these people believe they will overcome all obstacles.

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2. Goal-oriented:  the goal-oriented are self-disciplined, responsible and assertive.  They envision a clear goal, and remain unwavering in their pursuit. 

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3. Self-awareness:  examining your feelings and understanding how happy you are is important in achieving success.  If you are not clear with your motivations and what drives you, you may be headed in the wrong direction. 

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4. Resilience:  after rejection and defeat, some individuals are able to bounce back and recover quickly.  This inner strength demonstrates determination and exemplifies resilience. 

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5. Willingness to take a risk:  for some taking risks in life may prove daunting.  However, other individuals understand going beyond your comfort zone and embracing the unknown can bring about big pay offs.

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6. Thriving on pressure:  some people work best under pressure.  Whether it’s the added stress, or an impending deadline, they thrive in a hectic environment. 

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7. Optimism:  having a positive attitude is often an integral part of achieving success.  It may not change the situation, but believing new opportunities lie ahead can make a difference. 

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8. Empathy:  the ability to identify with and understand another person’s feelings or difficulties.  Putting yourself in someone else’s shoes can lead to better relationships, both professional and personal. 

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9. Competitiveness:  competition is healthy, as it drives you to your personal best.  Wanting to do better than your opponent gives an extra dimension to your efforts. 

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10. Patience:  waiting for extended periods of time requires tremendous internal strength.  But as the saying goes, “Good things come for those who wait.” 

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