12 Daily Habits Strong, Successful Women Have—And You Should Too

Being a strong woman isn’t hard—it’s something every single woman can achieve. It’s all about knowing who you are and being perfectly okay with it, always striving to be better, and commanding respect in the process. In order to be a strong woman, you have to act like one. Here are some habits you can adopt for yourself:

  1. They make their careers a priority. Strong women might not know what they want to do for the rest of their lives, but that doesn’t mean they spend their time doing nothing and just remaining stagnant. They’re always working towards something they’re passionate about. They study, they learn, they experience, and they do whatever they need to do to pave the path for the future they want to create.
  2. They ditch the drama. Strong women are level-headed and logical. They don’t yell at their friends, they don’t scream at their boyfriends, and they definitely don’t complain and insult people who hurt them. Instead, they fix problems head-on and walk away from messy situations that don’t serve them. Strong women are mostly always in control of their emotions, no matter what’s thrown at them.
  3. They Aren’t Afraid To Be Honest. Strong women will put you in your place. They’ll advertise their thoughts without the fear of being rejected or dismissed. A strong woman isn’t going to be quiet simply because you want her to be—she’s always honest, sometimes even to a fault.
  4. They don’t waste time on jealousy. Strong women focus on themselves. They aren’t selfish but they don’t spend their time worrying about what other people are up to. They don’t get jealous when their coworkers are chosen for promotions over them and they don’t get upset when their friends receive good news. Strong women know how to be genuinely happy for other people because their friends’ success is their success too.
  5. They hold out for the best no matter how long it takes. Strong women don’t settle for anything—a job, a friend, a significant other. They know their worth, and more importantly, they know what they deserve. Because of that, they refuse to settle for things that aren’t 100 percent what they want and need in their lives.
  6. They Know The Importance Of Friendship. Strong women don’t always have a ton of friends and that’s because they pick their friendships very carefully. They know the kind of positive influence friends can have on their lives, which is why they only want to be surrounded by people who are just as focused, confident, and caring as they are.
  7. They Aren’t Easily Intimidated. Strong women are confident. They aren’t easily frightened and that’s because they truly believe they can do anything they set their mind to. Strong women know their strengths and they won’t let anyone tell them they can’t do something that they know for a fact they absolutely can.
  8. They Don’t Let People Disrespect Them. Strong women stand up for themselves. They don’t let other people walk over them or go around speaking negatively about them. Strong women don’t believe in bringing other women down, which is why they get so passionate about being disrespected themselves.
  9. They only date quality guys. Strong women love relationships. They don’t think they’re “too good” for a man (at least, most of them don’t). However, they also don’t like to date without a purpose. If a strong woman goes out on a date, it’s because she’s entertaining the idea of being with that person—not because she’s bored and wants a free meal. Her time is precious and she won’t waste it for anything.
  10. They learn from their mistakes. Strong women learn from their mistakes. How? Instead of blaming other people, they take responsibility when they do something wrong and they learn from the experience. Strong women aren’t perfect—they just know that in order to get ahead in life, you have to learn from your mistakes so that you never make the same one twice.
  11. They don’t let anything get them down for long. Strong women aren’t always perfectly composed. Sometimes, they get frustrated or sad but when that happens, they don’t spend hours or days sitting in the dark feeling bad for themselves. Instead, they get up and they get back to it. Strong women aren’t going to let other people control their moods and emotions.
  12. They Never Give Up. Strong women don’t give up anything—their dreams, their relationships, their morals, anything. That’s not to say they don’t know how to compromise because they do, but at the end of the day, if they’re passionate about something, they’ll work their butts off to get it. They’ll never give up.
Jordan White is a writer based in Scottsdale, Arizona with more than 8 years of experience. She graduated from Northern Arizona University with a degree in Rhetoric and Creative Writing in 2015 and while there, she wrote for The Daily Wildcat. She has since written for sites including FanBread, and, of course, Bolde. You can find about more her on Facebook. She has a passion for giving her audience something to laugh about and despises the heat more than anything.