Written by: Sabrina Rivera Cabrera 

We know how important it is to feel and be successful but a lot of people don't tell us how to get there. We have compiled a list of actions you can take when preparing yourself on the road to success. 

 

 1. Ask Questions & Listen

Always ask questions! No pierdes nada por preguntar. You have nothing to lose to ask for help. Don’t risk losing the potential to gain information to help your future all because you are afraid to look dumb. Listen to those who are offering their advice and knowledge then take your time to truly understand.

 

 2. Always be prepared

Yas bellas! Be prepared! While we do encourage to be optimistic about life, we also know that there is a chance for things to go south. You have to prepare for whatever that gets thrown your way.

 

 3. Be able to Adjust!

And if you didn’t come as fully prepared or if there is no way around the issue then we simply have to adjust. Mija, we came here to make a mark and nothing is going to take us down. We can’t stop walking our path for a small bump in the road.

 

4. Take initiative 

Don’t sit and wait for things to happen. Since when have people in the Latinx community ever just sit back and wait for things to happen? We have to make the change because no one else is going to do it for us. 

 

 5. Prioritize your goals

It could be within your career or your personal life but we all have goals. Things as big as being a CEO of your own company to learning a new language. Try and focus on what you want as your outcome and go for it. What are the steps you need to get there? Once you know where you are going then all that is left is to fight tooth and nail for it.

 

6.Learn from your mistakes

Somos humana. We make mistakes. It is bound to happen and you shouldn’t ever feel bad about making them. Sometimes it takes a little trial and error to figure things out but you have to be willing to learn from those mistakes. Continue to push towards your goals.

 

7.Take Risks

Don’t be afraid to take risks! It may sound a little cliche but, mija, sometimes we have to get out of our comfort zones if we truly want to vivir la vida. You already have that knowledge in your arsenal. Now it is time to execute it.

 

8.Create Connections

You would be surprised where your greatest allies come from. Talk to your friends or colleagues and create a real bond with them as you help each other grow. 

 

Carry these keys with you, listen, learn and don't be afraid of growing and succeeding. ¡Haz que suceda mija!

 

octubre 02, 2020 — Sabrina Cabrera Rivera

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