How do you stand out from the crowd? Make your own mark? Well, all you need is an attitude that looks at challenges differently, for that is what demarcates a successful person from a large crowd. The power of your thoughts and your attitude can either make you determined and sturdy or a failure and a recluse. Which path you want to tread depends on your attitude.
For women, it is all the more essential to cultivate a frame of mind that helps them succeed in spite of all odds, stereotypes, and conditioning. No matter what your opinion is, hold your ground, and take a stand. Giving up early is a sign of the faint-hearted. Pushing your limits is a great sign of venturing into the labyrinths of your capabilities.
Here are some women who have gone out of their way to make a marginal difference in the way they think and function. These quotes from women leaders will help you realise why you need to have a great attitude if you need to succeed:
“Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement.” – Helen Keller, American author and political activist
“A woman with a voice is by definition a strong woman.” – Melinda Gates, Co-chairman of G7 Gender Equality Advisory Council
“Different is good, so do not fit in, do not sit still, do not try to be less than what you are.” – Angelina Jolie, actress
“Go out and do something. It isn’t your room that’s a prison, it’s yourself.” – Sylvia Plath, American poet
“Believe in yourself and negotiate for yourself. Own your own success.” – Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook, and CEO, LeanIn
“Stand for something or you will fall for anything. Today’s mighty oak is yesterday’s nut that held its ground.” – Rosa Parks, ‘first lady’ of civil rights
“Being confident and believing in your own self-worth is necessary to achieving your potential.” – Sheryl Sandberg, COO, Facebook, & CEO LeanIn
“To handle yourself, use your head; to handle others, use your heart.” ― Eleanor Roosevelt, American politician
Leaders emerge when they tread on the path not taken. So do not adopt a casual attitude and become a part of the herd to be swayed easily. Don’t just blend in, but move away and stand out. There is little or rather no room where innovation or creativity can’t creep in.