Wednesday, September 04, 2013

Small steps can be mighty empowering...

Society can be painfully cruel, especially to women. There's this image we've been subjected to all our lives, an image of how we're supposed to look and how we're supposed to act. The media puts such a hype on this especially in the world of entertainment. They focus so much on female celebrities...what they eat, how they dress, and how they live their lives, in an attempt to make us believe that's what we should be doing too. The pressure is overwhelming. When will it end?

It doesn't end and we have to be strong enough to fight it. Fortunately I've been inspired by women who have fought this pressure by deciding to do things their own way.  Instead of letting others dictate how they should live life, they decided how and when they would do it...on their own terms. They don't care what anyone thinks of them. They're happy and healthy both physically and mentally because of it. I'm thrilled to have been inspired by these women. Their strength has become mine and I am empowered.

Taking charge of your life might be about getting a better job or finishing your education. It might be about wanting to lose weight or changing your personal style to better suit the real you. It might be about becoming a more outgoing person or being less afraid of change and more embracing of it. Whatever it is you want to change, that change has to start somewhere. You have to take that step and once you do, you will never be the same. The first step may seem as if it is a small step but really it could be the largest, most significant step you will ever take in your life.

1 comment:

  1. Scraping up enough courage to TAKE that first step is empowering in it's own right. Once we take it, there is no turning back, and the subsequent steps become...if not easier, at least inevitable! A small sip of success makes us thirst for more.