Success can be very difficult to attain, there is just no doubt about that. Whoever you may be, men or women, rich or poor, there is simply no shortcuts when it comes to success. That is because it is something that you jut work hard for. It is something that can be given to you, it is not something that you can simply buy. There are tons of sacrifices that you must make in order to make it to where you want to be in life.
Despite all of this, people seem to think that there are more successful men than women, making people believe as if women don’t really have what it takes and that not every woman could make it to the top. Which is where we are giving you some of the most inspiring words of wisdom from some of the most successful women in the world.
Secrets To Women’s Success
It can indeed been intimidating sometimes, but if you don’t have enough courage then there is just simply no way for you to take the next step to success. Women can take so much physical pain especially when giving birth, it shows how much strength they have in their bodies and it must always be shown. One of the very important things to remember if you want to survive and be successful is that you must have that courage and strength to face every challenge that gets thrown at you.
One of the most successful women in the entertainment industry is Shonda Rhimes, she is the woman behind the award-winning television series such as “Grey’s Anatomy”, “Scandal”, and “Hot To Get Away With Murder”. She believes that one of her secrets to success is to simply hold on to her voice and do what she believes in. Staying true to herself and what she is capable of became her backbone to the industry. Disney CEO Bob Iger entrusted her to do the job and she has managed to get her head on it, and wasn’t intimidated at all.
Another great thing she thinks helped her out is that she was incredibly happy with what she’s doing, that she doesn’t need to overwork. When you are happy with your career, there is no way but up despite all the hardships that you may face on the way. Happiness means passion and passion leads to hard work. Then again, she always remembers to keep her life balanced, that means to never work when she’s off and focus on her personal life when she needs to.
Another woman you can look up to is Sheryl Sanberg, being the Chief Operating Officer of one of the leading social media platforms in the world, Facebook. Samberg revealed that one of the things that she could advise to women who are just starting out on their careers is to never be afraid to lean in. It is something she believes she continues to do and other women must try to do so as well. This is regardless of how much pressure and how much discouraging remarks you get from anybody.
Samberg also said that it is always very important to corner biases, there may be times, especially in a male-dominated industry that women can be treated differently. The Facebook COO said that she always make sure to respect both men and women employees equally and call out those who don’t do the same.
Words of Wisdom
Former Yahoo CEO and Google engineer, Marissa Mayer, also has some advice to those who are about to start their careers. In a speech she gave to some students at her alma mater, Stanford University, she accepted an engineering role at Google because she is not prepared for it. Mayer believes that challenging herself into doing things that she doesn’t normally do or something that she is not prepared for definitely brings out her.
This is also what she felt when she was given the CEO role at Yahoo. Mayer said that when you challenge yourself, it would give you the chance to basically explore all the things about yourself and find out what you can and can’t do. This would give you an opportunity to enhance your weaknesses and at the same time turn them into your strength.