How to Be a Strong Woman
First and foremost, being a feminine woman requires an enormous amount of strength, but so many women question how to be a strong woman–what it actually means. In a society where the traditional roles of a woman and things like focusing on motherhood are no longer as respected (at least in comparison to the ‘career woman’s achievements and ambitions), it can sometimes feel almost impossible to just relax and not feel the need to conform to modern ideals, and to compete to get to the top of the corporate world or workforce.
Well, let me say that I believe passionately in women’s rights. I believe in human rights. I believe in rights in general. I would never promote something that is an insult to women, or something that marginalizes women. Whilst I love that women have much more freedom now than they used to, and can work as well as provide for their children alone if they have to, I do not believe a woman’s worth should be judged by her “achievements” at university, school, in the workplace, in sports or her physical looks. I certainly am not “man-hating” here, I just simply believe that all woman should know how to be a strong woman as it will only benefit them.
And it’s not necessarily physical strength, but how to be a strong woman mentally, emotionally and spiritually.
The real worth of a woman is much more than all of these things put together.
Women can now do something about their lives. It just requires using new mental-emotional muscles. While worth isn’t determined by strength, all women should learn how to be a strong woman.
Here’s how to be a strong woman:
1) Act. Make things go the way you feel they should go. For example, if a co-worker is short with you, don’t let it slide. Ask, “Are you upset with me? What was that about?” Get to the bottom of any exchanges that don’t meet your standards of courtesy and truth. At home and at work and in politics, whatever is right, make sure it happens.
2) Be courageous. Don’t be afraid of how others will react. We say, “He’s gonna kill me!” But the killing is no longer a literal threat and you can stand up to anger. (Killing may be literal in politics and in some degraded neighborhoods, but even then—especially then—there is courage. Death is not as bad as self-betrayal.)
3) Practice. Practice standing up to anger, standing for what is right. If you have seen the movie Invictus, you have seen in Morgan Freeman’s portrayal of Nelson Mandela how not to get intimidated. When was the last time the US had a leader who knew who he was and what he stood for? But Mandela is not made of any different stuff. With courage and practice we can all be like that. Parents can practice by not giving in to a toddler tantrum or a small child’s whining.
4) Report. If something goes wrong that you can’t immediately fix, talk to the person in charge of the area or write a report. Then follow up. Find out what happens to the reports you write. Who reads them? What action is taken? If the new people next door start a bottle dump in the back yard, don’t yell. Help them see that this affects the neighborhood. If they don’t respond, tell them—gently and firmly—that you will call the appropriate city authority. When you do call, follow through until the problem is solved.
5) Relax. Distinguish those things that are in your control and those that are not. For example, eating and using the toilet are
in the control of the child. The parent can help the child, but it’s best to keep in mind that the child will decide what to eat and when to use the toilet—and will make better decisions when parental guidance does not become harassment.
6) Assess. Take any action that is courteous and legal. Doing this helps you concentrate on your work and play and lets you sleep serene. If you do get to the end of the day with a grievance, pinpoint where you let things go off track and decide to fix it the next day.
7) Improve. If after practice you still notice yourself complaining sometimes, spot the point where you allowed yourself to feel less than able to get the outcome you wanted. Decide to do better. Believe in you. You are not Chicken Little running down the road to get the king to fix what is not broken. You are powerful. Sweet dreams.
I believe a strong woman should never be content with content. Women are a symbol of beauty; of femininity – and we ought to live enriching lives and bring LIFE, energy, love and hope wherever we go.
Perhaps it’s time there were stronger men, too. While we learn how to be a strong woman, men should also learn strength–but, again, not really physically (most of them have that anyway), but the mental, spiritual and emotional strength. Just think–if men and women both work on themselves–we can begin to be truly compatible with one another–and truly complete each other as God intended.
To your success and spirit,
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