Confidence is the Secret to Success!
One of firebrand Sarah Palin’s most famous quotes is, “You know the only difference between a hockey mom and a pit bull? Lipstick!” Some people criticized Palin for that remark, but it can certainly be true! Your level of confidence has a direct effect on the results you achieve, whether you have a lot of confidence or none at all. If you do not develop confidence, you cannot ultimately achieve the things you want in life.
Confidence certainly worked in Sarah Palin’s favor. She was the youngest woman and first female governor of Alaska, and she was also the first Republican female vice presidential candidate. Sarah Palin knows the secret of success: confidence. It is foundational to every major achievement and sets you apart from everyone else. The larger your confidence, the larger the level of dreams you can carry! If you dream big, you must develop the confidence to carry those larger dreams. Otherwise, the world will convince you that they are impossible and you will eventually give up.
Confidence does not mean that you are self-centered or self-aggrandizing. It is rooted in reality. Having no confidence is, in a way, just as selfish as having too much! Your confidence level must reflect who you really are, but it should also motivate you to stretch for higher goals. I would have to say that most women suffer from too little confidence rather than too much.
Tia Singh wrote a poem entitled “You Are Amazing.” In it, she describes in detail the qualities of an Ambitious Woman:
“Warm. Giving. Generous. Quirky. Sexy. Funny. Smart. Flawed. Whole. Scared. Brave. And so, so, so. much. more.”
Being an Ambitious Woman is not easy. However, it is so rewarding that it makes the work you must do to attain the title worth every moment! When you focus your time, energy and passion on a goal and make it your own, you do become a “pitbull with lipstick!” While some people may take that as an insult, I take it as a compliment. An Ambitious Woman knows what she wants, goes after it and ultimately gets it!