What Makes a Successful Woman?


What does success means to you?

When I was young, I never played with doll house and the usual toys young girls play. I would always make pretend that I was an office girl signing papers, answering important phone calls and making decisions. For me, success means being a girl boss in the corporate world when I grow up.

I was 27 when I reached the peak of my career. My planner was filled with endless meetings. I had a decent paying job. I don't need to punch a time card. So I thought this is how it feels to be successful.

But I felt empty. While some women were envious of what I have, I was in search of what was missing. I contemplated and decided to leave my job. I realized that success is not all about my achievements in my professional life.

What makes a successful woman?


What Makes a Successful Woman


She has a life outside work.

A successful woman knows that her world does not revolve around her work. She knows how to relax and to have fun. She knows that work does not come first all the time. She spends quality time with her family and enjoys a crazy, lazy night with friends. 


What Makes a Successful Woman


She takes care of herself.

She doesn't feel guilty when she makes time for herself. She treats herself to a well-deserved pampering at the spa or even just a simple long, relaxing bath at home. She knows that a healthy mind will make her more positive and productive.

She loves her body. She eats healthy but doesn't deprive herself of dessert or a bag of chips. She need not go to the gym because everybody does but knows how to stay physically fit. 


What Makes a Successful Woman


She doesn't stop learning.

A successful woman knows that there is always something new to learn. She reads, does research, and look for answers. She acknowledges that other people's opinion will not always conform with hers. She understands that she needs help from those who knows better.


What Makes a Successful Woman


She is financially literate.

A successful woman knows how to manage her finances. She knows her needs and wants and does not make financial decisions based on emotion. She can keep track of her expenses, knows when to splurge and sets financial goals.


What Makes a Successful Woman


She empowers other people.

A successful woman empowers other people. She doesn't hold back other people from being the best version of themselves. Instead, she helps them uncover their potential and motivates them to strive harder. 

A successful woman is selfless. She gives without expecting something in return. She shares information and knowledge. She gives people the opportunity to grow.


8 Comments

  1. Love, Love, Love this post! It is spot on! Success is being well rounded in all aspects and areas of life not just having a great career. Great Post!

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  2. Success comes in many forms. A mother raising her children is successful. A person struggle to get out of bed with cancer is successful for getting out of bed and doing the best they can. They set the example for other people.

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  3. I agree , a successful woman is an evolution of the whole society

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  4. I've struggled with determining what makes me successful. As a stay at home mom, I no longer have the feeling of success as when I was working in a sales position. So I have to measure it in other ways.

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  5. I also agree, a successful women is a great accessed to the whole community and to our society. I also struggle with determing what makes me success as well.

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  6. Great post! I agree with your thoughts on what defines a successful woman. I also think that besides being financial literate, a successful woman is also financially independent, so she is able to do things she wants in life and is something I’m working towards as well.

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  7. The meaning of success varies for every woman. Sometimes it is hard to measure beyond numbers and how fat your checkbook is. At the end, happiness means success.

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  8. Yes, success is quite personal even though those endless ads want us to believe it's all power and material things. Those have their place for sure, but the more intrinsic definitions are the ones you shared.

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