I LOVE to people watch.
One of my favorite things to do is to go to public place and just watch others with a coffee in my hand.
Seeing how people interact with one another and carry themselves is so interesting. Seeing how everyone is so different, yet many are a lot alike got me thinking about what draws us to people as a whole.
Paint this picture in your mind.
We all know those women – the ones you look at from afar and you just admire them.
They don’t seem arrogant or prideful.
They might not have the best fashion sense or be in the best shape, but something is just different. They way they are intently listening to their friend talk or they way they seem to be so content with who they are.
They just make you want to be around them even though you don’t even know this stranger!! Haha.
This topic got me thinking. What are some characteristics that come to mind when you picture that person?
Quite a few come to my mind, but below I want to share with you 5 characteristics every women needs to possess.
Over the years working very closely coaching women I’ve been able to point out a handful of actions that successful women have. No matter who you are, I guarantee if you can embody these 5 things, your life will be improved in some way shape or form!
There are PLENTY of look-alikes out there. What makes you different?
In this day and age where everyone’s highlight reel is on public display it’s hard to sift through the fake junk. But, that’s why it’s becoming increasingly important to be unique. It’s not always easy.
Unique by definition is being the only one of its kind; unlike anything else.
Take a moment to think a few things that make you unique and aim to be proud of those this week.
What is your purpose?
Have you ever thought of that?
This doesn’t have to be an overarching life’s purpose (although, this could lead to that…).
What about right now, what’s your motivation reading this article? Why are you even following this blog?
The more we can hone in on the “WHY” behind our actions the more intentional we are able to be. Being intentional just means to be mindful or conscious.
How would your life change if you were more mindful or intentional in just one of these areas this week?
- That one thing you love, but you don’t make time to do….
Just choose 1 thing to be intentional with this week.
Take note of some changes you experience emotional and physically because of that mindfulness. I bet you’ll realize that every action becomes more meaningful and satisfying when you know the reason you are doing it.
What can be overwhelming is challenging, but you’re encouraged by the challenge because it has a reason behind it!
This isn’t number 1 for a reason.
I find it hard to be confident without first considering WHY I’m confident in my decision.
Being Intentional leads to confidence.
You can have confidence in your decisions, but also in who you are as a person.
When you are confident you are able to see good things in others without feeling threatened by them. Confident women are empowering and I’d bet they didn’t get there on accident.
Are there areas of your life where you find yourself comparing them more to others rather than being confident and proud?
Do a little soul searching this week and identify some areas of your life that you can be confident!
Caring about others changes your perspective.
Did someone pull out in front of you in traffic? What if they’re late for work because they are a single mom and their kids were sick this morning?
What if the elderly cashier at the grocery store is moving SO SLOW?!? When you begin to get irritated, just think to yourself, “That is likely someone’s mother or father” and they’re doing their best.
I’ve been taking an extra 30 seconds to think about other people’s perspectives when I find myself being really rude on the inside. It’s truly changes your day!
I would never want some punk twenty-something being rude to my mom for any reason. So, it’s helped me be more patient and empathetic toward other people in general.
You can’t control what happens in your life, but you can always control how your respond.
This has really impacted my enjoyment of being out in public too rather than getting increasingly frustrated with everyone I’m around!
Do your best to try to see situations from someone else’s perspective this week and take note how it impacts your day emotionally.
I’m interested in hearing the result!!
Haven’t you ever woken up on the wrong side of the bed?
Every thought that goes through my head when I wake up in a bad mood is negative. This totally sets me up to be miserable that day.
But, when I recognize this thought process occurring & make an effort to change how I’m thinking my thoughts, I can most often change the outlook on my entire day.
If you ask yourself questions like, “Why does this always happen to me?”
You will fill that answer with a victim statement and feel powerless.
Instead, remind yourself what you are in control of or what you can be grateful for in that situation.
When empowering questions become second nature, you have no choice but to find confidence-inducing answers and find gratitude in your situation. There is always something to be thankful for.
Always keep in mind: progress beats perfection.
You see, there’s a trend with this list: You are in control.
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