I don’t know what I want to do, but I know the type of Woman I want to be

Influential, Self Belief, Persistent, Independent, Selfless, Patient, Loving, Accepting of my Flaws, Ambitious, Helpful, Humility.

Now that I have completed my Honours Degree, I am still so uncertain of what I want to do and where I want to go. I became overwhelmed with the pressures of finding a job and didn’t know what type of job I wanted within my field. So, I took a step back and self reflected. I needed to find out what type of person I wanted to become. I needed to find out the type of Woman I aspire to be.

Some of the most influential Women in History have changed the opinions and actions of others. Jordan’s Queen Noor, Simone de Beauvoir and Doris Lessing are just a few of the Women who have had an impact globally and who has had a positive influence. Most of their work and teachings had been sustained over time and best of all these Women represent many professions and cultures.

I would most definitely want to be as influential. However, with being influential comes responsibility and many other traits. As mentioned above, self belief is but the most essential of them all. If you don’t believe you can succeed, then you won’t get very far. Ultimately, if you think you can, then you can and if you don’t, then you’re probably right. Self belief together with confidence is what will get you the trust and respect from your peers.

Many Women are constantly wanting to change the way they look. It’s not necessarily a bad thing as it can be for the best however, it becomes a problem when the change they want impacts their mind, body and soul. Remember, there is always going to be someone who is prettier than you, smarter than you and younger than you but no one is YOU. So, be accepting of your flaws. Once you have accepted them then no one can use them against you. You are strong when you know your weaknesses. Don’t let it hold you back or hinder your progress.

Be persistent – NEVER GIVE UP! Of course there will be days when you fee like giving up. When you’re down, take a step back and remind yourself of your goals and what you have achieved thus far. Ambition is just as important. You really have to want something if you are going to succeed.

Every Woman strives to be independent. Ultimately, you have yourself to fall back on. Thus, it is exceedingly important to be able to handle things on your own. Being independent means being secure with who you are and your beliefs. It is most empowering knowing that you have control of your life and the choices you make.

There are a few other qualities that every Woman should possess. Patience is key. Good things come to those who wait. And when it comes, it would have been worth the wait. Help when you can because the result from helping is most rewarding. Always be humble. Never be afraid to admit  that you do not know something. Humility makes you more influential.

Let’s be the New Women that push the limits set by society. It is not just about being a Woman anymore. It is the type of Woman you choose to be.

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