Chances are you know who Olivia Pope is. If you don’t watch Scandal, you most certainly should. Olivia worked her way up to a prominent, but not political, position in Washington. She is well connected, has friends and enemies, and is able to assert herself clearly, leaving no room for misunderstanding. Here are some amazing career lessons we’ve learned from bad ass Olivia Pope.
1. It’s okay to admit defeat
The road to success is not always straight, “Dreams don’t have deadlines.” Most people who are now seen as successful by the rest of the world didn’t get there quickly or didn’t get there without their own share of personal failures. Some of them were even told that they would never get there.
2. Embrace your unique talents
Olivia embraces her unique talents. The truth is, your talent and the things you’re passionate about are what define you as a person. It’s your job to embrace these things and become the real you.
3. Set your standards high
Try hard to achieve your goals and never settle for less. Having high standards will almost immediately force personal growth, and will help you live up to your potential day after day.
4. Always believe in yourself
Olivia knows she is the best at what she does and that is why she is so successful. It doesn’t really matter what other people think you should be doing with your life. All that matters is that you know what you’re doing with your life.
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