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    Women Business Leaders: To Be Successful, Stop Worrying and Go With the Flow

    The very nature of the path we have chosen as women business leaders provides a platform for tough situations. I have definitely had times in my life that were trying — and as I look back, I realize that the tapestry of my life has been woven by adversity as well as easy, free-flowing experiences.

    I’ve condensed Srinivas Rao’s excellent advice on how to go with the flow and view trying times as lessons learned below:

    Resistance
    When you’re busy fighting the way things are and resisting the circumstances of your life, you get caught inside your problems. Beating yourself up for the way things are or for not being the way you want them to be is just another form of resistance.

    Take Your Foot off the Brake
    True progress can’t possibly be made when you’re operating from a place of resistance. It’s like attempting to drive a car with the brakes on. You’re going to burn gas, screw up the engine and stay stuck.

    While we know logically that there’s no sense worrying about the things we can’t change, we do it anyway. It’s like an annoying add-on feature of the human brain that was intended to serve some useful purpose but is actually a nuisance more often than not. So, how do we take our foot off the brake?

    Time Heals Wounds
    A year from now, what matters today probably won’t. As much as the failures that have led me to where I am today impacted me, I can’t imagine my life without them. They’ve inspired the future that came after them. When you stop resisting the circumstances of your life, a blank canvas of possibility will open you. The more you’re willing to veer off the beaten path, you get an opportunity to find out what you’re really made of and tap into your limitless potential.

    Srinivas’ advice definitely made me pause and think about where I’ve been and how far I’ve come. And he’s right when he says there is no sense in worrying. We should all try that more often!

    2 Responses to “Women Business Leaders: To Be Successful, Stop Worrying and Go With the Flow”

    1. [...] at first, but I am pleasantly surprised by the outcome. I wrote another blog about trying times, “Women Business Leaders: Stop Worrying and Go With The Flow,” that offers some additional ideas for adapting to difficult times and becoming more comfortable [...]

    2. [...] For more leadership strategies, see my blogs: “Simple Steps to Becoming a Powerhouse Woman Business Leader,” and “Women Business Leaders: To Be Successful, Stop Worrying and Go with the Flow.” [...]

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