What are your successes? Success, U and Jimmy Choos

by Mar 1, 20125 comments

When was the last time you told someone “I am successful”?  We don’t do we because it’s not quite nice.  OK we shout and applaud the success of our friends and family; sharing what they achieved and have done.  Then it comes to us and err well ….  “pride comes before a fall”, “oh that little thing, well yes I did get a mention, BUT I just happened to be there at the right time and there was no one else…”

Shirley MacLaine in her 1984 acceptance speech for the Oscars said:-

I don’t believe there are such things as accidents. I think that we all manifest what we want and what we need. I don’t think there’s a difference really between what you feel you have to do in your heart, and success — they’re inseparable … God bless that potential that we all have for making anything possible if we think we deserve it. I deserve this. Thank you!

When was the last time you put something down to serendipity and a positive new opportunity came your way which you felt you deserved?  A business contract, a new job, recognition for who you are or what you have achieved, a chance to have a second go at something, an opportunity that turned up because you were the right person to contact?

And did you tell anyone; did you shout it from the roof tops or is your success so far hidden down the page its in the small ads section?

10 day challenge

For the next 10 days, I challenge you to compliment people on their successes and see the reactions.  Grab a friend and ask them to promote “You”.  Update your Linkedin profile, Google +, etc. with things you have achieved.   Stand in your friend’s Jimmy Choos – what would he or she say to you in response to all you have and are achieving?

Might feel strange at first, but get used to the emotion; you ARE successful – go on… celebrate!


Ali Draycott Contributor
Ali Draycott is a Future of work specialist. Future agenda helps organisations better understand future changes, identify emerging opportunities, and make more informed decisions.

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