Mentally Strong Women
Mentally Strong women have the keen ability to overcome, recover and get better from life struggles, controversies and failures. In 2012, the Taliban issued a death threat against Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani teenager who advocated girls’ education. In October of that year, Malala was heading home from school when a member of the Taliban boarded her bus and shot her in the head. She not only survived the shooting but also continued to speak out for on the importance of girls’ education. In 2014, Malala became the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize.
Mentally Strong Women : Their Best Advice
Wow, let’s talk about self-empowerment. Mentally strong women like Malala, refuse to give away their power. They don’t allow circumstances, their personal history, their relationships, emotions or even life disasters stop their progress and influence their feelings of self-worth. Mentally strong women’s number one winning habit is that, even in times of adversity, they remain self-assured and stay connected to goals and values.
Your ability to cope with emotions and difficult situations is a very accurate predictor of your success; while you cannot directly label someone with mental strength, there are definitely certain signs you are mentally strong. Some people are easily torn down by failures, but levelheaded and mentally strong individuals find a way to turn any situation into an opportunity for self-growth. It is a really remarkable quality to have! Read more...
“By every usual standard, I was the biggest failure I knew.” Those are the words of J.K. Rowling – the author whose book series has been translated into 73 languages, sold millions of copies and accrued over $20 billion through movie adaptations and sponsorships. So why does she admit to being such a failure?
According to Forbes magazine, Arianna Huffington And Vera Wang are two of the most influential women in business in the world today. Like, J.K. Rowling, Ms. Huffington and Ms. Wang incorporated the habits of a mentally strong woman. You see, it’s not the power and success that makes woman mentally healthy it’s how they manage their thoughts, behavior, and emotions. More importantly, it’s the thoughts actions and emotions mentally strong women put into action when they fail.
Arianna Huffington Advice for Staying Mentally Strong
Getting Through Difficult Times:You get stuck when life gets difficult. And when you’re stuck you tend to question all the effort, time and energy you’ve dedicating to reaching your goals.”Has it all been worth it’? But not Arianna. She credits her mother, Elli, for teaching her the notion that even in life’s most difficult moments, there is something wonderful waiting around the corner. One of her favorite quotes is from the poet Rumi:
How to View Failure: On her path to success, Arianna has experienced her share of failures. For example, when she was shopping around her second book, it was rejected 36 times. But, Arianna has an interesting way of looking at “failure” so that it keeps her focused.
How to Integrate Work and Life: Work-life balance is a hot topic these days, but Arianna believes that in order to achieve this, we have to rethink what it actually means. For starters, she says, “work-life integration” is a much better description.’Balance’ makes us think that it’s going to be 50/50, [like] we’ll be able to spend equal time at work or at home,” she explains. “The truth is life isn’t like that… The important thing is your life and your work [are] integrated, by which I mean, are you consistently exhausted and burned out, or are you taking enough time to sleep, to meditate or renew yourself in whatever way works for you?”
How to Recognize When You’re Burnt Out: Arianna says the key is to recognize when you’ve spread yourself too thin. To do this, she emphasizes the importance of listening to your body’s cues when you are too tired. “We’ve all gotten so used to being perpetually tired that we consider it the new normal,” she says. “We are much more aware of how much battery remains in our smartphones than how much battery we have left. Read more…
Mentally Strong Women: Vera Wang
1. LEARN FROM OTHERS.
Vera Wang spent seventeen years as a fashion editor at Vogue and three years at Ralph Lauren before she started her first bridal boutique in New York (at age forty!)
2. KNOW WHEN TO MOVE ON.
Though she started out as a figure skater with Olympic dreams, “As hard as I tried and as hard as I worked, I never really achieved the level that I wished,” She moved on to a career at Vogue, where she quickly rose to senior fashion editor. But, when she was over-looked for the job of Editor-in-Chief, she left. It was shortly thereafter that she opened her boutique.
3. NEVER GIVE UP.
In interviews, Vera Wang has talked about her disappointments – as a figure skater and then as a fashion editor. Each time she was disappointed, she got up, re-calibrated, and took a different direction that played to her strengths and interests. This drive to never give up eventually led her to the right spot.
4. LOOK FOR NEW OPPORTUNITIES.
When planning her wedding to long-time boyfriend Arthur Becker, Wang hated the poofy, corseted dresses she saw. After spending $10,000 to make her own gown, she realized there was a market for bridal-wear geared to women with modern style sensibilities. She opened a Madison Avenue bridal boutique. The boutique took off and now, of course, Vera Wang wedding gowns are synonymous with the modern bride.
5. WORK REALLY, REALLY HARD. EVEN IF IT TAKES FOREVER.
“People have done far better than me in far shorter periods of time, but that wasn’t my story,” said Vera Wang in an interview with Business of Fashion. “It was brick by brick, client by client, store by store. It’s been a trip of passion, but it has not been a quick trip. Nor has it been easy. And that is the truth.” Read more…