Being a strong woman doesn’t just happen. It is a hard path full of challenges, stumbles and falls. The one thing we know is that a strong woman will always get back up, wipe the dirt off and try again. Distinguishing who you are in a sea full of people wanting you to be something else is not an easy task. If we take a look back in history there are a number of women who have stamped their mark on our history -Ameila Earheart, Marie Curie, Katherine Hepburn and Marilyn Monroe, just to name a few. In this article we are going to look at 7 things strong women do and how they always stay true to themselves.
1. They know what they stand for
It is the easiest thing in the world to nod along to something you completely disagree with. One of the main things successful and strong women do is stand up for their beliefs. A smart woman will know the precise moment to discuss her ideas and the correct way to get them across. They are willing to put their opinions and views out there and refuse to let any criticism sway them. Their ideas are thought out, logical and made without emotion.
2. They do not complain
At some point in our life we have had something happen to us that was in no means fair. But hey, life isn’t fair. We have all been told that at least once, right? The difference between women that make it or break is their ability to dust themselves off and try something again, or something new. Why waste energy and time on something that has been and gone, instead of focusing your energy on to the things that are going right?
3. They lift the people around them
In this high pressured and somewhat superficial society we live in, women especially are under an ever growing pressure to look and act in a certain way. As a woman, we can relate to this pressure and understand one another's feelings, worries and emotions. A strong woman would never need to make anyone feel lesser or unimportant. A strong woman would encourage, support and openly admire other successful women. They would not need to dim anyone else's light in order to make theirs shine brighter.
4. They love themselves
Before you can do anything in this world, you need to make sure you take care of number one. You can’t take over the world if you feel run down can you. Looking after our bodies and our minds is so important to our overall well being. Partying every weekend was ok when we were 18 but to be successful and achieve in the future we need to take time out to learn, develop and look after our health. Whether it is a Saturday morning yoga session or learning a new language, utilising some of your free time to improve yourself is going to be imperative to your success.
5. They are honest
We all make mistakes, how we deal with them afterwards is what defines us. A strong woman is honest and has the ability to say ‘I messed up that time’ or even ‘I am sorry’. The making of the mistake is not the issue, it is the actions we take afterwards. Can we make up for the mistake we have made? Was it something we can learn from and avoid in the future? Remember, those who have never made a mistake have never tried anything new!
6. They let go
Holding on to the wrong things is just as bad as forcing things that are not right. Learning the right time to leave is a key attribute of a strong woman, whether it is a job, a relationship or even a friendship. Knowing what you need out of something and knowing your worth is something that isn’t easy, as it is often coupled with tough decisions and no easy answers. Being true to yourself and your wants/needs is extremely important to your overall happiness and success.
7. They prioritise
Learning what is important and what isn’t is a highly valuable skill. The path to success is a hard one and you will have to learn what needs doing now, and what can be done later. A strong woman knows exactly how to utilise her time best, ensuring she stays on top of her game at all times. Being busy comes with the territory!
The good news:
This is the good part! ALL STRONG AND SUCCESSFUL WOMEN DECIDED TO BE THIS WAY! There is no quick and easy method to get there but believing that you can do it is half the battle won!