I believe it’s vital for women to pay it forward and be supportive of each other and the work (both professional and personally) each other does. We need to share what we learn along the path and not hold it tight. We need to light the path for those younger women beginning their climb, so their voices and ideas can shine. Remember, we don’t have to be perfect at what we do. We just have to be perfectly us doing it.
If we turned our fears into a catalyst propelling us forward what would that look or sound like? How can you take your fear and use it as positive fuel? I’ll give you a very personal example. After 21 years with a company I loved, I walked away because I knew there was more. I was tired of feeling misunderstood and unappreciated. I was afraid I’d get used to that feeling and settle.
Our scars and baggage show the world we have made it this far on the journey. We’ve coped with the sadness, disappointments, and failures and still managed to find moments to celebrate and grow along the way.
Recognizing the things that bring more joy into our life sounds simple, but what I’ve learned over the years is many people have a hard time using that as a gauge to determine whether to keep things in their schedule or not. If you’ll start implementing that thought process more and more in your decision making, I think you’ll find it to be a very eye opening process.