It’s easy to respect strong women for their confidence, accomplishments and ability to take on anything — but it’s important to remember that they need love and support, too. They put themselves out there everyday and being that vulnerable isn’t easy.
They’re always there for everyone else. Sometimes strong women are called selfish, but they’re dedicated to those they love and care about. They do it all without asking for anything in return.
They’re focused on the present. They could focus on everything that went wrong in the past, but they focus on the present. It doesn’t matter what happened before because they’re ready to try again and accept whatever consequences might happen.
They accept and understand what they feel. They might not admit it out loud, but they always have a solid grasp on their emotions. They’re the first to realize they’re in love or that they’ve been hurt. Acceptance makes those emotions more real and sometimes harder to deal with.
They have fears, just like everyone else. Strong women aren’t immune to fear. In fact, they have quite a few fears you might not expect. What sets them apart is they face those fears every single day with their heads held high.
They know they’ll fail sometimes. They do everything with the expectation of success, but they also know that failure happens sometimes. Instead of shying away, they put themselves on the line, knowing they might fail. They also know they’ll get to try again.
They’ve been hurt, but not broken. They cry and hurt, but never once think of themselves as broken. They don’t look for pity. They deal with their pain and move on. Even knowing what could happen, they get right back out there to find new friends, a new job, a new relationship or anything else they’ve lost.
They know exactly what they want. It’s easier not knowing exactly what you want in life. They do know and failure at any stage is that much more painful. They’ve put themselves on a path and shared it with everyone close to them. Every failure gets people talking, but they keep pushing on.
They’re able to let go of bad relationships. It’s hard to break up with a friend, boyfriend or even family member. Strong women know it’s going to hurt, but they do it anyway. They do it not to protect themselves, but to move on to something better. Yet, they still regret having to hurt someone they care about.
They’re often blamed when something goes wrong. As a strong woman, people expect them to take charge. If something goes wrong, they’re blamed. They should’ve done something to make things go right. Instead of placing blame themselves, they find solutions, even when others stop believing in them.
They don’t take things for granted. They know the value of hard work. This means they don’t take anything for granted. They live and don’t worry what might go wrong. They’ll deal with any hurt or problems as they go. They’d rather be vulnerable than live their lives closed off, missing the world around them.
They’re honest with themselves and others. Honesty isn’t always easy. It could mean hurting yourself and others. They value honesty and won’t hesitate to be honest with themselves or with those around them, even if it means sharing something about terrible about themselves.
They’re always true to themselves. Being yourself is the first step to being vulnerable. It means showing your flaws to the world and dealing with the world’s reaction to you. Strong women do this every day. No matter what anyone else says, they stay true and that alone makes them the most vulnerable women.
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