As part of a fabulous Twitter party last night about Latina Leadership, one question that was asked was:
Being Latina and being a woman, makes it challenging to be a leader. What should we do?
My answer: DO IT ANYWAY!
Then, I had to look at my own life and see what I wasn’t doing anyway. I already knew the answer because I had been trying to see ‘around’ it for a while. I want to go to grad school. It is a huge goal, one that is hard-to-imagine-it-really-happening goal, you know the kind that makes you want to throw up! Yep, that’s when you know it’s a good goal. I don’t even want to blog about it because … ay Dios, … what if I don’t do it?! You all will know.
I’m taking my own advice and I am going to do it anyway. Well, I’m beginning the process anyway. (Don’t worry, many blog posts to come about my grad school journey.)
Mujeres, okay, hombres también, you know how easy it is to give advice to others than to take it for yourself? Well, I asked myself, “what if my best amiga said she wanted to accomplish an I-wanna-throw-up goal?”
Here’s what I would tell her:
DECIDE. – what it is you want and then, decide to start.
BE DETERMINED. – distractions will appear
butAND stay determined.
DEDICATE. – yourself to your goal, dedicate yourself to you!
Courage is fear that said it’s prayers. -unknown
Thank you to New Latina (@NEWLATIINA) and National Hispana Leadership Institute (@NHLI) for hosting the Twitter Party. Bicultural Mom‘s website has a list of all the co-hosts of the chat #latinaleadership. Thanks Chantilly, (@MFAMMAG)!
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