A strong woman will never let these 10 things stand in her way

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Diamonds form under pressure, and so do strong women. Their unwavering determination, resilience, and unbeatable spirit make them untouchable and unstoppable!

But what sets them apart? 

Often, it’s their ability to identify and overcome obstacles. Read this blog to learn more about the 10 things a strong woman will never let stand in her way.

1) Gossip

Gossip may be addictive, yet it’s a mindless form of communication. It travels fast—you can hear it on the streets and catch it on social media feeds like Facebook and Instagram.

For strong women, engaging in gossip doesn’t contribute to personal growth or learning. It’s a distraction from what matters, so they choose to avoid it.

Instead, they prioritize significant and meaningful activities and topics that enrich their lives, relationships, and careers, which that bring them closer to achieving their life goals.

Here’s what else: strong women build meaningful connections with like-minded individuals, distancing themselves from negativity and gossip

By prioritizing substance over a triviality, they reinforce their reputation as individuals of worth. 

2) Financial setback

Financial stability isn’t always consistent for a lot of people. Times of financial hardship can take you outside your comfort zone, especially if your livelihood is directly impacted.

But strong women don’t let this stop them from achieving their own success.

They spend enough time educating themselves with money smarts, adhering to a budget, and investing their resources in ways that will bring them greater returns.

They take control of their financial future by planning ahead, instead of relying on luck or waiting for things to happen.

They use their tenacity to educate themselves and build strategies that help them manage their finances and avoid or stop the vicious cycle of debt. 

3) Negative attitude

Negativity impedes success, especially for a strong woman.

In the first place, it’s a sign of defeat, and strong women never back down.

A setback doesn’t define her; she learns from it and uses the lesson to move forward. Creating good habits toward positive change is the basis of her success.

That positive energy a strong woman has is often contagious, inspiring and motivating others around her. 

By deflecting negative energy, she’s able to move in the direction of her dreams with purpose and clarity.

4) Jealousy

When life blesses you with greatness in your own life, your optimism and positivity may encounter envy from others.

Let’s be honest. Even strong women get jealous.

However, they are aware that counterproductive bad habits like this can impede their success.

Rather, they use it as motivation to do even better and strive for higher heights.

More than that, they’re not just happy for others. They celebrate the great things, all the successes and accomplishments of those around them.

The strength of a positive attitude overshadows any negative emotions that envy or jealousy might bring—this alone helps her rise above it all. 

5) Self-doubt

Combine cultural pressures, unhealthy habits, and constant rejection and a strong woman can begin to doubt herself and her potential.

The thing is, she doesn’t stay there. 

Undoubtedly, every strong woman is familiar with feelings of self-doubt. Sure, they will come in waves, but she learns how to ride them out rather than give in to them. 

To combat this, strong women invest in their own personal growth. They cultivate a supportive environment, practice positive self-talk and meditation, and invest in self-discovery to boost their confidence.

The subtle differences in attitude and approach to life help her stay the course and have the greatest potential to succeed, even when there are bumps along the way. 

6) Caring about perfection

Who wouldn’t want to always be the best version of themselves?

All that hard work to build the competence and confidence to do something extraordinary can be daunting.

Strong women don’t let perfectionism hinder success.

The way girls are socialized to believe that perfection is necessary for success can be an invisible barrier. They recognize this and focus more on progress rather than perfecting the process. 

The journey allows them to appreciate the small wins, celebrate success, resolve challenges with resilience and adaptability, and build relationships with others. They learn from mistakes and setbacks, setting high standards but remaining open to feedback.

Rather than having negative thoughts while comparing themselves to others, they measure success against previous achievements. Shifting focus from perfectionism to progress, they’re better equipped to overcome challenges and achieve goals.

Simply put, appreciating imperfection makes a strong woman human, unique, and relatable. 

7) Vulnerability in weaknesses

When we picture strong people, vulnerability isn’t usually the first thing that comes to mind. A strong woman comprehends that weaknesses don’t diminish her strength—instead, they make her unique.

She knows that bad habits don’t make a bad person.

Instead of hiding her weaknesses, she embraces and improves her strengths while having the courage and grace to work through them.

Being vulnerable allows her to learn, grow, and improve her self-awareness.

She reflects on her shortcomings, takes responsibility for her mistakes, and moves forward – without shaming herself.

This is how she rises above it all—by embracing who she is and understanding that vulnerability can be a strength too.

8) Mind games

According to psychotherapist Amy Morin who was tagged as the “self-help guru of the moment” by The Guardian, women can build more mental muscle, ditch counterproductive bad habits holding them back and make positive action toward mental strength and resilience.

So, a mentally strong woman doesn’t let her mind games and the mind games of others stand in her way. 

Rather than letting it hold her back, she turns her weakness into strength by taking proactive steps to overcome her hurdles.

You see, the differences in the ways girls are socialized to view mental strength can be an obstacle, but she knows that it’s essential for success.

The only way—maybe even the best way—is to be smart about working hard. 

By avoiding games, she invests her time in nurturing genuine connections, which makes her unstoppable, even in difficult situations.

Plus, with kindness and compassion, these mind games become a thing of the past.

9) The Ego

Navigating the ego is like a tightrope walk—high stakes, tricky, and oh-so thrilling. The trick is in finding the right balance: it can either be your hidden superpower or your ultimate downfall.

A strong woman knows how to use her ego to her advantage, yet gracefully let it go when it’s time to.

She comprehends that letting her ego manipulate decisions can lead to catastrophic outcomes. Consequently, she maintains control over her ego with an open mind and bases decisions on facts, rather than emotions.

And if there is disrespect because of the egos of others, the first step she does is to stand up for herself using assertiveness and staying true to her values.

She has no tolerance for those who undermine her. She exerts vigilance in reflecting on herself and maintaining self-awareness, ensuring that her actions consistently benefit everyone.

At the end of the day, a strong woman takes on the responsibility of managing her own ego and the egos of those around her, with self-awareness, compassion, empathy, and a firm yet gracious touch.

10) Judgemental behavior from others

With a lot of societal expectations, haters will always judge you because of the flaws in their perspective.

But strong women never let the judgments of others stand in their way.

They don’t have to listen to or internalize anyone’s opinion, letting it define their worth and potential. Instead, they choose to rise above the negativity by holding onto what matters—their authentic voice and what they stand for.

Whether it’s ignoring the naysayers or standing up to their criticism, strong women will never let judgemental behavior prevent them from achieving greatness.

A strong, independent woman isn’t brought down by judgmental behavior, they focus on their own beliefs and values instead. They don’t allow negativity to consume them but channel it into motivation for growth and achievement, and rise above judgments. 

Final thoughts

This list of things a strong woman won’t let stand in her way is not exhaustive—there are many more things that can bring her down. 

However, with resilience and inner strength, she’ll never give up fighting for what she wants. 

This is how girls who have true determination, power, and bravery stay ahead of the game.

They know, without a doubt, that the only person that can hinder their success is none other than themselves.

A woman of strength will always hold her head high and reach for the stars, even in the face of great difficulty. Her determination to rise above any challenge is what makes her truly unstoppable. 

Top that with meaningful relationships that keep her grounded and motivated, and she’s ready to conquer any heartache or obstacle that comes her way.

The journey may be windy, but a strong woman never stops believing in herself. She’s her biggest cheerleader and she knows that what doesn’t break her only makes her stronger. 

Now, that’s the power of a mentally strong woman.

Frankie Pascua-dela Pasion

Frankie was born and raised in Manila, Philippines. She is a graduate of Humanities from the University of Asia and the Pacific.

Frankie is a seasoned Customer Success and Human Resources professional. She is also a certified Life Coach and Career Strategist. She helps people young and young at heart to simplify their lives by creating emotional awareness. She also loves working with people who have a genuine interest in breaking their inner limits through their journey of self-discovery and authenticity in their personal and professional lives.

Frankie’s recent venture into writing is fueled by her passion for human connection and meaningful relationships at home, at work, and basically everywhere. She enjoys the research, discovery, and reflection that go into each article as much as she writes about them, in the hopes that her words resonate with, and give perspective to her audience.

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