[SIZE=6]8 THINGS A STRONG WOMAN SHOULD NEVER APOLOGIZE FOR[/SIZE]
[SIZE=5]1. MAKING CHOICES AGAINST CONVENTION[/SIZE]
Even women who consider themselves liberated from social conventions feel that they will be judged for going against the expectations that others have for women, even though that expectation has changed over time.
Choosing to focus on her career, choosing not to have a career, choosing to not get married, choosing to have a traditional family; women make choices that are right for them and they should never apologize for that.
[SIZE=5]2. PUTTING HERSELF FIRST[/SIZE]
A strong woman knows that she can’t be her best for others unless she is already at her best. By taking care of her own needs before helping her family, boss or community, she is able to do more for them.
But first she has to be healthy, financially secure, and mentally strong. Strong women don’t apologize for prioritizing their to do list with taking care of her own needs.
[SIZE=5]3. MAKING PLANS WITHOUT DEFERRING TO ANYONE[/SIZE]
A strong woman knows that she is her own boss. She can make her own decisions about her future financial security, career, education, family or health. She doesn’t need to ask permission from anyone.
[SIZE=5]4. NOT ALLOWING ANYONE TO USE OR ABUSE HER[/SIZE]
[SIZE=4]Today’s world is becoming increasingly hostile and demeaning place for women. A strong woman can however not be intimidated to subjugation.A strong woman is extremely vigilant to not fall into patterns of being used and abused in relationships be they with family,colleagues, girlfriends or romantic partners at the workplace or in the home. A strong woman protects her dignity,self,body,resources and steers clear of haters,opportunists and predators at all costs. A strong woman knows she deserves better and will never settle for anything less.[/SIZE]
[SIZE=5]5. SPEAKING HER MIND[/SIZE]
Words have power and a strong woman uses them to her advantage to communicate effectively. Strong women should never apologize for using language to express themselves; even if that includes raising her voice or saying unpopular things.
[SIZE=5]6. SAYING NO[/SIZE]
‘No’ is a powerful word, and strong women will not apologize for using it liberally. A strong woman will decline to overextend herself so that she has more energy to devote to people and activities who are a priority.
Although it can be tempting to apologize for skipping your party, a strong woman knows that she’s not doing anything that needs your forgiveness. If you are upset that she can’t attend your event, that’s a negative emotion that you put on yourself, not something that she has caused you to feel. Strong women do not go on guilt trips. Apologizing for someone else’s negative emotions is not what a strong woman will do.
[SIZE=5]7. HAVING STRONG OPINIONS[/SIZE]
A strong woman will not apologize for having and expressing her own unique thoughts, even if they are different from yours. She also has no need to apologize for holding seemingly conflicting beliefs because she knows that everyone is entitled to an opinion.
Strong women are aware of the convention of devaluing traditional female roles and segregating gender in the workplace and they do not apologize for expressing their dissatisfaction with this. Strong women will not apologize for expecting equal pay for equal work, equity under the law based on evolving gender roles.
[SIZE=5]8. EXPECTING MORE[/SIZE]
A strong woman has a list of accomplishments that she wants for herself but she also knows that she is capable of much more. She not only expects herself to achieve, she expects the same of others. A strong woman knows what she wants to change and pushes herself to achieve it.