Women Over Fifty—Success In ‘08, Part VI
Baby boomer women are known for following their vision, breaking barriers, and taking on challenges. These feisty traits have produced some pretty amazing results, as our generation has challenged and changed a number of social inequities over the years.
In this sixth installment of our midlife reinvention, I’m going to ask you to take on challenges of a more personal nature.
Don’t worry—you won’t be going it alone. In fact, I contend that the “Lone Ranger” style of making changes is usually doomed for failure. It is by calling on our friends and associates for counsel and support, that we truly will achieve results.
People can prove incredibly valuable resources by providing support in three key areas. First, they can help brainstorm ideas, methods, and actions to achieve the ends you desire. Secondly, they can supply an element of accountability—people with whom to “check-in” who will keep you motivated and moving ahead. Thirdly, and perhaps most importantly, they can give you the needed encouragement and invaluable emotional support that is such a vital element to creating success in your life.
After reviewing the previous posts, you already know the most effective methods and means to create an action plan. Now, I’m going to ask you to publicly commit to something you really want to make happen for yourself.
I realize that making one’s goals public can be uncomfortable. Nevertheless, I invite you to use this as an opportunity to step out of your comfort zone and take a risk that will support your success.
I will begin the process in my next post and make a public commitment of my own. I invite each and every one of you to do the same. Let’s create a forum for the exchange of information, resources, and encouragement. Let’s make ’08 the year we truly commit to turning our dreams into realities!