Life is up and down
Every person can - irrespective of their origin, education, age or abilities - mentally motivate themselves for achievements that he would not previously have thought possible. Life is an up and down, again and again. And we learn the most in the valleys.
At the summit, we are more resistant to suggestions, tips and outside feedback. For our own development, we need the valleys of life, so to speak. It is important not to get stuck there and to learn from the mistakes made. The findings from the error analysis and self-reflection give us the necessary momentum and energy to scale the next summit.
Decisive questions for every woman are therefore:
- What is success for me?
- When am I satisfied and happy?
- What is important to me?
- Where do I want to go?
- What do I need from inner and outer resources to get where I want to go?
Successful women are characterized by mental and emotional strength. They make decisions beyond apparent internal and external boundaries. They are aware of their abilities and possibilities and take full advantage of them. They have the courage and the determination to act rather than quarrel.
Examples such as extreme athlete Cathy O'Dowd, who became 1999's first female to climb Mount Everest from both the north and south sides, show this. After two failed attempts, she proved with her first ascent courage, perseverance and a high sense of responsibility. She had prepared herself well, assessed risks properly, coped with setbacks and carefully managed her resources. These aspects not only play on the mountain, but also in the hallways of Company a crucial role for success.
Stumbling blocks for women in management positions
Sigrid Bauschert, CEO of the management education provider Management Circle and organizer of the Global Female Leaders Summit, said: "You have to have the will to be successful. You have to have the will to lead.
And that you also want to come forward. That's what you miss with some women. They then shy away from certain conflicts, certain bumps on the way, where one must confess color: Yes, I want to do it too. "(Source: I want! Women in top management, Arte).
3 tips for more purposefulness
This determination and ability to deal with conflicts is not something for everyone, but it can be learned - for example with the following 3 tips:
Tip 1: Creating a solid foundation
For some it is the pursuit of power and recognition, for others it is status symbols and privileges and for the third it is the constant challenge. The reasons why women want to be in a leadership position are as different as the women themselves. But getting there is like building a house:
Woman needs a good concrete foundation on which the inner life home can stand safely. This foundation is made up of a positive mindset and the knowledge of one's own strengths, abilities and talents. This refers to the attitude or attitude that I have to my job, to my customers, suppliers, colleagues and - most importantly - to myself.
Tip 2: Finally, stop self-criticism
The others are always beautiful, more popular and successful! We women tend to criticize ourselves more than anyone else in our environment. We go to court hard when things have gone differently than we wanted. In the face of upcoming challenges, we doubt whether we have coped with them.
We are constantly focusing on others who are more beautiful, richer, more successful, faster, more popular or smarter than we are. In short: we provide a rocky path. Most of us long for a confident appearance in front of colleagues, employees, supervisors, customers, suppliers or business partners. But this sovereignty does not grow on the ground of doubt and hesitation, but rather on a healthy self-esteem and self-confidence.
Tip 3: Appreciation starts with yourself
You want appreciation? Then start with yourself! Take a moment and make a list: I guess ... If you want others to appreciate your value and treat you accordingly, then you should first know and value yourself.
Mental strength comes from being aware of one's own strengths, developing strategies to overcome challenges and obstacles, and knowing how to tap its potential. Questionable, negative beliefs, adapted beliefs and one-sided trains of thought influence behavior and behavior negatively. Mentally and emotionally strong women in leadership positions do not ask: Am I good enough? You know: I am worthy of success!
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