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Quick reminder! Our ‘09 motto here & in our face2face networks is - SUCCESS! Thus the following post for a Monday in the marketplace!

Pursuing the “U” of the word Success, it occurs to me that “success” is up to “U“. We bear the full weight of whether success occurs in our life - or alludes us. In fact the word “us” might be viewed as an ancronym for U Succeed“.

Ultimately anything we pursue in life has the built in “U” factor. If I initiate something & then sit back and wait for success to come to me - it probably won’t. At least to the extent that we hope for.

I recall reading something about the beginning of what was (perhaps still is) a fairly successful website for “boomer” women. One line from the article read as follows (don’t remember the founder’s name, but that’s okay):

“So & So built the site & then sat back to see what would happen.”

I doubt that! I doubt she simply “sat back“; did nothing & waited for a “band of sisters” to come callin‘. I’m quite certain she did the daily mundane things that every successful business does to grow & develop. And I’m quite certain she engaged others in the pursuit of her passion & dream .

One thing I strongly recommend that “U” (all of “US” for that matter) can do is to pursue a path of continual education! I don’t mean formal ed - although that’s a great way to pursue success & keep the mind agile as well. What I mean is ongoing continually “learning“.

Reading inspirational & motivational materials on a daily basis. Taking an online class in the area of your interest & lack of expertise. Meeting with like-minded women who bring different skill-sets to the table. All these pursuits are simple things we can do to insure we SUCCEED.

Most of you know that I love metaphors, analogies & puns! As I write, I keep thinking of how “us” standing for U Succeed” can also be interpreted as it takes “us” to succeed!

We can’t do it in a vacuum. “U” might start something - but eventually it will take an “us” to make it come to fruition in the manner we hope for & dream of.

So as you keep working the strategies & plans (your m.a.p. or management action plan) you’ve set for yourself in ‘09; add 2 things:

1) ongoing educational/learning opportunities that will help “U” reach the level of success you dream of, and

2) find one or two “us” who will join you because in doing so - all may reach what each has in mind to achieve.

And don’t forget, as the days pass - to remember that your success is UP to “U“.

So what are you waiting for? Get out there & get-er done!

Linda, a fellow traveler
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