At the event on Tuesday, Benita Zahn, the phenomenal moderator, asked the women several insightful questions that provided great advice to the audience made up of both women and men.
One of the two-part questions she asked the women was, “Do you ever think about reinventing yourself and how do you stay relevant?”
It was a question that I asked the lovely woman that I sat next to, Dorcey Applyrs. I believe you will see Dorcey on the dais in the future. To me, she is a woman of excellence. Briefly, she is currently the 2017 Ambassador for Girls, Inc. She is the councilwoman for Albany’s First Ward and is the Faculty Program Director for the Public Health School of Health Sciences for Excelsior College. Her answer below is likely the reason she is so accomplished.
Do you think about reinventing yourself?
“Yes, ALL of the time! I am innately introspective. I constantly think about ways to satisfy those inner thoughts and feelings that challenge me to live my best life and simply be happy. This requires me to think about who and where I am in the context of the present and future. My life experiences have taught me that evolution is a necessary part of living life to its fullest. Failing to be intentional about change and reinventing myself can only result in stunted growth, complacency and not being fulfilled.”
For me, honoree, Dr. Suzie Mookherjee’s “live your truth” and Dorcey’s advice about failing to be intentional about change can only result in stunted growth are two of the many pieces of inspirational advice I took away from the event.
What struck you as being an eye-opener or made you nod your head in agreement?