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Updated: May 24, 2023

Hello ladies,

Being strong and courageous can mean many different things. Being strong could mean having the strength to go on no matter how exhausted you may be as a single mother. You know you must keep going to get things done. Being courageous could mean standing up for yourself and your beliefs, even if you are in the minority. Being courageous could also mean not being afraid to take a chance and apply for a promotion even if you don't know the outcome. Or taking a chance to try something new. Today we are going to explore some habits of what it means to be a strong and courageous woman to achieve great things in our life.

Ok ladies, I have a question and I would like to hear your comments and responses at the end of this blog post. What would prevent you from becoming strong and courageous in your everyday life? Here are some characteristics of strong and courageous women. Regardless, of whether you believe it or not…I believe you have some of the same characteristics as these women.

Strong and courageous women are not afraid to stand up for what they believe.

They understand we are stronger together. And true change happens when courageous action is taken, so they don't just accept things as they are whether on their job, in their community, or their homes.

“Courage is the most important of all the virtues because without courage you can't practice any other virtue consistently. You can practice any virtue erratically, but nothing consistently without courage.’’ Maya Angelou

Strong and courageous women own their fears instead of waiting for bravery.

It is only human to have a little fear. But unfortunately, the world is full of fear, such as a fear of failure, judgment, and the unknown. The difference between being courageous and not is… being fearful yet doing it anyway. “Do it afraid.” Joyce Meyer

That is what truly separates courageous women from everyone else. They don't wait for bravery to come to them, they put themselves out there and take risks, even if it is scary. Sometimes fear can dominate and take control of your mind if you let it. It can cripple you and prevent you from achieving your goals and making your dreams a reality. Don’t let it!

Strong and courageous women are strong and resilient.

These women don't give up easily, even when life puts up roadblocks. They have the inner strength to keep going and never succumb to despair. They understand that resilience is key to success and push themselves to stay positive and keep working hard, no matter what life brings their way.

An example of this is Oprah Winfrey. Despite coming from a difficult background and facing numerous challenges, she was resilient enough to turn her life around and become one of the most successful women in entertainment.

Strong and courageous women are not afraid to take chances and try new things.

They understand that taking risks and trying something new can be a great source of growth. As a result, they don't fear failure but view it as an opportunity to learn and grow.

They aren't afraid to take chances and step outside their comfort zone, even if it means facing some uncertainty or discomfort along the way. These women understand that taking risks is an integral part of life and use this as motivation to keep pushing forward.

Strong and courageous women persevere even in the face of adversity.

These women are not discouraged by failure. Instead, they have the strength to keep going and use every setback as a learning opportunity. They don't give up easily, no matter how tough things get, but instead, push themselves to work even harder and reach their goals.

An example of a strong woman with perseverance is Stacey Abrams, the first African American woman to be a major party's nominee for governor in the United States. Despite facing immense adversity and multiple attempts to suppress her vote, she persevered and became a powerful voice in politics.

Strong and courageous women lead by example.

They are strong and confident leaders who lead by example. They understand the power of leading with integrity and courage and demonstrate it in their actions and behaviors. They inspire others to do the same, understanding that a positive example can have a lasting impact on those around them. They know that courageous leadership requires taking responsibility for their decisions and actions, even when difficult or unpopular.

Strong and courageous women have purpose.

These women have a strong sense of purpose and determination. They know what they want out of life and are bold enough to take action to achieve their goals. They understand that success requires hard work and dedication but also recognize the importance of taking time for themselves and enjoying the journey along the way.

Strong and courageous women are compassionate and kind, even to strangers.

Kindness begins from within. Strong and courageous women don't just stand up for themselves but also for those who can't do it for themselves. They are kind and compassionate to everyone, not just those close to them. But, most importantly, they are kind to themselves.

They help lift others up and are considerate of other people's feelings and needs. They understand that kindness is courageous and it takes strength to be kind in a world where cruelty often prevails.

An example is Mother Teresa, the nun who devoted her life to helping those in need. She dared to confront poverty and suffering head-on and inspired millions worldwide with her kindness and compassion.

Strong and courageous women stay calm and practice self-care.

These women understand that caring for themselves and being good to their bodies is key to maintaining a fearless mindset. So, they make time for self-care through meditation, yoga, or just getting enough sleep.

They also practice mindful breathing and relaxation techniques whenever stress or anxiety builds up. Doing so helps to balance your mind and body and puts you in the best position to make courageous decisions.

Arianna Huffington is another powerful example of how courageous women can remain focused and productive while still taking care of themselves. After struggling with burnout and exhaustion, she prioritized her self-care and well-being. She now shares her wisdom on the importance of sleep and restful practices to stay courageous and resilient when taking on life's challenges.

Strong and courageous women support other women in leadership.

Women with courage understand the importance of supporting each other and lifting up fellow women. They know that when courageous women join forces, anything is possible. They are determined to create more opportunities for female leaders in their fields, break through barriers, and inspire others to do the same.

Ladies, these are just some courageous women who have impacted all of us in a positive and inspiring way. Their courageous habits remind us that anything is possible if we put our minds to it and never give up on our dreams, no matter how big they are. By embracing these habits, we can make a positive difference and live a life of purpose and meaning.

While courageous women are often celebrated for their strength, and rightly so, we should also remember to be strong and courageous and celebrate ourselves in our everyday lives.

Love and Blessings,

Dr. Doris

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I am Dr. Doris, a Licensed Clinical Christian Counselor, Ordained Minister, and Women's Emotional Intelligence Master Life Coach. I want to personally welcome you to take a peak inside my world of encouragement and positive engagement.  In this space I empower

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