Had a talk with Dad a few months back. He told me that everyone at any time in life would have their gut punched by life. It doesn’t matter how much life beats you, your response to it is what builds a character. Most women can probably agree that they enjoy being independent, self-assured, as well as mentally and physically strong, but getting to that point can seem challenging. Despite gender roles and social conventions, women have risen above the expectations of others and have made great progress in showing the world the beauty and strength of femininity.
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Probably one of the most important tenets of becoming a strong woman is not relying on someone else to come along and rescue you. *rolls eyes* I’ve been in that mindset before, not my proudest moment. A strong, independent woman knows she possesses all the power within herself to make positive changes in her life. She doesn’t wait around for someone else to pick her up when she’s down or show her the right way to live her life. While emotional independence may not happen overnight, we can easily work at it each day if we’d like to become a stronger woman. Of course, having relationships with others who we can share our goals and concerns with is important, but we shouldn’t ever look to others to clean our wounds or to save us from ourselves.
“I believe in strong women. I believe in the woman who is able to stand up for herself. I believe in the woman who doesn’t need to hide behind her husband’s back. I believe that if you have problems, as a woman you deal with them, you don’t play victim, you don’t make yourself look pitiful, you don’t point fingers. You stand and deal. You face the world with a head held and you carry the universe in your heart.” – C. JoyBell C.
Don’t just allow ourselves to fall into stagnant and complacency — keep doing things each day that challenge you both mentally and physically. Life just gets dull if we don’t regularly push ourselves out of our comfort zones and try something new. So don’t hold ourselves back just because of self-imposed limitations (been there too). Strong women don’t let their minds dictate what they can and can’t do, and they push past barriers even when it feels uncomfortable. They carry themselves with dignity and know their self-worth are beyond their appearances and sex appeal.
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As I quote, a strong successful woman looks at challenges dead in the eye and gives them a wink. 😉