Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Forward Motion

by LaKesha Womack

Recently, a conference that I was attending required that each attendee complete the Myers- Briggs assessment so that the leaders could understand their personality style and work more efficiently together. My assessment revealed that I am an INTJ.

Have original minds and great drive for implementing their ideas and achieving their goals. Quickly see patterns in external events and develop long-range explanatory perspectives. When in a committee, organize a job and carry it through. Skeptical and independent, have high standards of competence and performance – for themselves and others.

Knowing myself and the information provided, I concluded that my strength is my ability to move on my ideas. I am not the type of person to have an idea and wait for the perfect time to execute. Once I have an idea, my immediate thought is how will I make this happen? I create a plan of action to determine whether it is feasible and get to work. Sometimes in the process of planning, I realize that I’m not as interested in pursuing the project or that it probably won’t be successful but I never sit back and wonder if. I have found that this approach prevents me from living a life of regret.

A perfect example… as a little girl, I loved to watch the Miss USA Pageants on television. I dreamed of being on the stage and having a crown placed on my head. I had no formal pageant experience but somehow thought this would be something that I would enjoy. While living in Nashville, one of my friends mentioned that she was going to participate in the Miss Tennessee USA Pageant. She also mentioned that at our age, this would be the last year that we would be eligible to participate. I immediately decided to participate. Of course, I imagined winning and what my life would be like as Miss USA but as I got involved in the training and the pageant process, I realized that I am not a “pageant person.” It was a great experience because I watch the Pageant each year wondering “what if” or thinking that could be me.

I always encourage others to stay in forward motion. You have to learn from your past, live in the present and plan for the future.

LaKesha Womack is a Business Consultant with over ten years of management, training and consulting experience in a variety of industries such as retail, financial services, real estate, transportation and publishing. Also, she hosts an online Blog Talk Radio Show, “Late Night with LaKesha” each week on Tuesday evenings from 10pm until 1030 (CST). In addition, she is a Professional Speaker specializing in helping people to have it all - providing inspirational messages to help people achieve success in their personal, professional and spiritual life. Further, LaKesha is the author of the book,“Is SHE the ONE?”, a blogger, and conference organizer.


  1. Thanks for this opportunity. It encouraged me to do some reflecting.

  2. You're welcome. Always a pleasure to work with you. We should collaborate on more projects.