"Life is not easy for any of us. But what of that? We must have perseverance and above all confidence in ourselves. We must believe that we are gifted for something and that this thing must be attained." – Marie Curie
An apparent lesson for our girls and women out there. We must believe we are gifted for something. We all have special talents and strengths – we need to encourage our daughters to find them and develop (focus on strengths as opposed to weaknesses). It doesn’t have to be a unique talent or strength – you may be gifted with an eye for color, or arranging things. You may be gifted in solving mathematical problems. The fact is you can develop your strengths and talents and take confidence from that into your everyday life. You may take your strengths and talents and decide to make a living from them. Either way, spending time doing something you like, enjoy and are good at, builds confidence that exudes into every other area of your life.
“Whether you are talking about education, career or service, you are talking about life. And life must really have joy. It’s supposed to be fun.” Barbara Bush – Former First Lady
Just a reminder, girls. As you design your successful life, don’t forget to have fun. Be successful, but make sure you like what you’re doing as well. Go out and have fun if you’re working too hard. Try to find a way to make work or school more fun – it’s usually free and won’t impact how much you get down. When we volunteer our time to others there should be a component of fun, otherwise service just becomes another obligation. So if someone else isn’t helping you have fun, then try and create the fun yourself.