While being a “strong woman” may seem like an inherent personality trait, it’s actually a series of qualities and habits that are practiced over and over again. After all, Beyonce wasn’t built in a day.
If you’re ready to take control of your self-worth, your ambition, and your time, read on to learn more about the 5 traps strong women never fall into.
Strong Women Never…
- Take Things Personally
If you are uncertain whether you are ‘good enough’, you look to other people and situations in order to evaluate or validate yourself.
A mentally strong woman gets her evaluation of herself from inside – so she doesn’t put pressure on other people to make her feel good about herself. She certainly doesn’t go looking for others’ feedback or opinions on who she is or what she does.
She sees other people’s behavior as coming from their own history and motivations and isn’t about her. She can assess whether other people have her best interest at heart when they tell her how she is doing.
She owns her own opinion of herself and it doesn’t have to change according to who she is with.
Now, this doesn’t mean she is closed off completely to comments or critiques. But she has the mental strength to sift out the advice that’s worth listening to while letting the rest go.
- Overfocus on obstacles
When thinking of a goal or plan, a strong woman is able to look beyond the obstacles she may face. When she really wants a goal she will view these challenges as things to keep in mind, rather than reasons not to try.
She won’t focus on the short term, she will stay focused on her big picture vision and have the persistence to take on each obstacle as it comes.
The insights in this article are the opinion of the writer.