What is a strong woman?
Let’s start by answering this question: What is a strong woman?
To be strong goes beyond muscular strength. A strong woman is capable in mind, body, and spirit. A strong woman is firm and secure in mind, body, and spirit. A strong woman is courageous and energetic. A strong woman seeks stability. A strong woman is secure in her beliefs, convictions, and values.
Where did the idea of Woman-strong! come from?
The idea of Woman-strong! came from reading social media posts, talking with women, and watching short media clips on social media sites. It came from watching women on reality TV shows like Shark Tank or American Ninja Warrior.
I’ve learned that a woman-strong woman is like a duck: she appears composed and put together on the surface, but many be paddling like Hell just to stay afloat.
I’ve learned that a woman-strong woman can have not-so-strong days, but they pick themselves up and get back on track as quickly as possible.
I’ve learned that a woman-strong woman doesn’t use their struggles, handicaps, or misfortunes as an excuse. Instead, they hold their heads high and begin the next day with an “I know I can” attitude.
What is a woman-strong woman?
Woman-strong describes the woman who is strong in her beliefs, her convictions, and her values.
She is strong enough to admit when she is wrong, strong enough to search for the truth when she doesn’t know the answers, but strong enough to question authority when it seems to go astray.
She stands on the side of what she believes is right even though the majority of women seem to be opposing her.
She is comfortable in her own skin and is usually her own best friend.
She learns, grows, and develops through opportunities she accepts and experiences she encounters. In addition, she also learns from opportunities she has missed.
A woman-strong woman realizes that her past has given shape to her attitude, personality, and soul, but she does not use her past as an excuse.
A woman-strong woman is not always strong. There are times life whips her around like a hurricane, but she picks herself up and works hard to begin living life again.