Share Your Success!
Sure, it sounds like bragging to tout your successes, but don’t be afraid to flaunt it! Sharing your success with others counters negative myths and stereotypes about African Americans. It also helps them learn how to replicate what you’ve accomplished. This is extremely important.
Number 1: You make sure that others know success is not an anomaly in our community.
Number 2: You spell out the strategies you used to attain and maintain your success.
Don’t sit by and keep negative myths and stereotypes alive. Tell stories about family success to your children. Share success stories wherever you go. When you’re asked to speak publicly, be sure to include success strategies. By doing so, you make sure others know that, in spite of all the problems in our community, we DO have achievements to be proud of.
Listen to yourself. Stop dwelling on deficits and dysfunctions. Adopt AASF’s mantra: Boast about all that IS working well, thank you!
Dr. Webster is a clinical psychologist consultant and author of Success Management: How to Get to the Top and Keep Your Sanity Once You Get There , The Fear of Success: Stop It From Stopping You!, and Success! Ezine to help you get ahead in life. She is AASF’s Founder and President/CEO.