14. Always Unashamedly Be Yourself
Expectations often govern people’s actions. These expectations can come from many different sources. For example, your friends, family, teachers, bosses and spouses all have certain expectations. Even society expects you to be a certain person and behave in a certain way. But these expectations rarely coincide with what an individual wants for themselves.
Yet people still listen to them. They do what these people think is best for them. They think the way they say we should and say what is only acceptable to them. Sometimes people do this because trusting themselves is terrifying. What if you make a mistake? What if you upset or alienate people by being an individual with thoughts and desires of your own?
But strong alpha women have the confidence to be themselves. They have enough faith in their abilities and intelligence to make the best possible decisions. They say what they need to say and do what they need to do. An alpha woman has trust in her abilities, too. Even when the world is telling her she is wrong, she will dig in her heels and stand her ground.
It is these strong women who change the world. They show the world there is an alternate way to do things. Alpha women are always themselves. They are not what people want them to be, because they don’t know how to play the part.
15. Be Proactive
Hesitation and doubt can be powerful forces. When there is the option to either act or remain stationary, many people will choose to stay where they are. They do this because “better the devil you know than the devil you don’t.” They would rather accept their current situation because at least they know how to deal with it. They avoid making a choice to move where there may be unknown terrors and dangers.
This is caution and it can be useful. Humans are built to survive, no matter the odds. This means that caution is ingrained in your DNA. Why take the chance when the outcome is unclear? Why take the risk when the result could be horrible?
These people survive, but do are they living life to the fullest? Do they experience life with all its treasures and pains? Or, should they maintain the middle ground where less bad and good things can happen? Strong alpha women take the chance. When given the choice between standing still and taking a risk, they take the risk.
Strong women are not necessarily haphazard risk-takers, though. They don’t go into things completely blind. When they see a new possibility, they examine it. They weigh the pros and cons and decide on a course of action. A strong woman would rather deal with the possible bad consequences than live with the regret of not doing something. Regrets haunt alpha women.
Do you see yourself in any of these traits of strong alpha women? Perhaps you found a trait you want to develop more in yourself on this list. Just remember, to be a strong alpha woman, you need to nurture your self-confidence, self-esteem and appreciate all that life has to offer. It’s that simple.