In today’s world, where gender equality is becoming an increasingly significant issue, being a strong independent woman is more important than ever before. Today, women are no longer expected to simply take the backstage. Strong independent women today are expected to take the reins and take charge of their life.
In this blog, we’ll talk about how you can be that strong independent woman, pursuing your goals and living life on your own terms.
Who is a strong independent woman today?
A strong independent woman has many facets that need to be tackled and uncovered. On the surface, being independent basically means having the courage to stand up for what you believe in, not allowing anyone to hold you back as you pursue your passions and interests.
A strong independent woman is CONFIDENT.
Confidence is more than just looking put together. It’s feeling confident, knowing deep down that you’re prepared for whatever life throws at you.
Cliché as this may seem, a woman who is confident in herself is much more likely to succeed in her life pursuits than one who is not. When it comes to pursuing your dreams, taking risks, and taking charge of your life, confidence is essential.
A strong independent woman is DETERMINED.
Life is not realistic without any setbacks, deadends, and failures. If everything goes according to plan, what’s the challenge of life, right?
Being determined and persevering enough to rise above the challenges is one of the golden qualities of a strong independent woman. Success is sweeter with hard work, determination, and perseverance.
Of course, you need to be wise enough to know when to continue or when to find another dream. The road to success is not all rainbows and butterflies, it has some detours, potholes, and muddy puddles. The thing is, strong independent women don’t switch courses when faced with obstacles. They face challenges head on and give it their all out best.
A strong independent woman is able to DECIDE.
Gone are those days when women are branded as being “fickle-minded.” A strong independent woman knows when to decide, draws the line, and sets boundaries.
In life, you need to stand firm on your beliefs, goals, and dreams. If you’ve got that lifelong dream or goal that you want to achieve, set your heart on it, and give it your best. The road to achieving that dream may have detours and various obstacles along the way, but it’s easier to keep your eyes on your goal once you have decided to stick to the end game.
In today’s society, it’s very easy to be swayed by other people’s opinions. Knowing your true self, your needs, wants, and goals, will make it easier for you to decide for your own good and not for the good of others.
A strong independent woman STANDS UP FOR HERSELF.
Don’t be afraid to speak up or share your thoughts. Gone are those days when women’s opinions are shushed or kept in the four corners of a tea party. Today, you can speak up whenever you feel that your rights, or the rights of others are in question.
A strong independent woman is willing to support and rally for the rights and voices of other women who may not have the same privileges or opportunities.
How to be a strong independent woman
You might be thinking – “I’m shy. How can I be a strong independent woman?”
Realistically speaking, not everyone is born to have a strong personality. Some women are innately shy, introverted, or may even have a hard time telling the waiter that they were served the wrong dish. You get our point?
The thing is, being a strong independent woman doesn’t happen overnight. It’s a mix of cultivating skills, learning new things, and being more open to lifestyle changes. Below are simple tips to start your journey to independence:
- Take care of yourself. The scope of taking care of yourself is really vast – from learning how to cook, learning how to drive, making your own dentist appointment, practicing how to change the lightbulb, etc. Put simply, you need to learn new skills so you can take care of yourself better. By knowing how to do things on your own, you will be more self-reliant and you will feel more confident in your own skin.
- Learn to speak up. Again, learning how to do this comfortably needs practice, especially if you’re shy or highly introverted. You can start with your family and close friends. Try not sugarcoat your opinions, speak out when you need to, but make sure that you are doing so with tact. There’s a fine line between being opinionated and tactless.
- Pursue your passions with resilience. There’s just something so fulfilling when you are pursuing your dreams. Procrastination is not in the vocabulary of strong independent women. Know what you want, make a plan how to achieve it, and don’t be discouraged when you’re faced with obstacles along the way.
Start with these simple steps and you’ll be well on your way to achieve your goals and live life on your own terms. At the end of the day, don’t forget that you can break through barriers, overcome obstacles, and make a positive impact on the world.