Tuesday, September 11, 2007

what's the secret to your success?

Did you see NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams last night?

The news show chose four topics, pertinent in the lives of women: health, work, friendship and finance. And is running a series that runs all this week called "The Secret to Her Success."

The entire thing got me thinking: What's the secret to my success?

Me? Successful?

I first came up with a witty phrase - articulate persistence.

To me, that's what you call being a bullsh!tting nag! I'll talk my way into your heart so that you have to give me the deal, the job, etc.

But seriously, my successes (what little I have) can be attributed to knowledge.

Four years ago, I knew little about how to rear a child. So I did my homework. I researched a lot. I talked to pediatricians. I asked for advice from other moms. And if I say so myself, I'm not a bad mom.

I get tossed into many situations at work, when I think "how the hell do you do that?" So I look at what's been done in the past, I analyze how I can do it better, then probe other professionals until I get the assignment done.

Keeping house was never part of my duties growing up. I did not know how to cook. I could barely iron a crease into a dress shirt. So I scoured the Internet for tips until I could gt it right.


By arming myself with the appropriate tools and surrounding myself with the wisdom of others, I can say I'm a success: in my home, at my job, and in my life.

How about you? What's the secret to your success?
today's good: I'm alive. I'm well. And so is my family.
today's bad: Rain.


  1. You can iron a crease in a dress shirt? Wow. Another reason for me to admire you.

  2. Dogged determination. Single-mindedness and focus. Not let anything distract me from the thing that I want to acomplish.

  3. Same as yours. In the workplace, my motto always was "I may not know, but I can find out!"


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