There has been so much women empowerment lately, and I seriously love it. Women all over the world know how hard it is to be successful in any industry. It is still a male dominated world, but their are many women who are trying to break free of this. Emma Watson, J.K. Rowling, Lupita Nyong'o, Michelle Obama (she is definitely more than "just the First Lady"!), Beyoncé, Amy Poehler...the list goes on and on! All of these ladies make me so proud to be a women, and they prove that girls really do run the world (sorry, I had to). Because of all the inspiration lately, I thought I would put together some of my tips on how you can be successful and, ultimately, take over the world. I mean that's obviously the natural progression of things, right?
Failure isn't bad - as long as you pick yourself up and learn from it.
Sometimes it feels like we take one step forward and two steps back as a world. That's why it's important to always try your hardest in everything you do. That definitely doesn't mean that failing is terrible - sometimes it's necessary! It makes you work even harder to achieve your dreams, and can help you realize what you should do differently. It's really important to not let failure knock you down; that's when it's bad. If one little failure knocks you down and causes you to lose sight of your dreams, then you've only failed yourself.
Don't ever lose sight of what you truly want.
Going along with failure, never lose sight of your dreams. This year I've dealt with that a lot; it's really hard trying to decide what to do with the rest of your life, and consequently, what to study in college. Ever since I could read I've always wanted to be a writer. To create my own stories and share them with other people has always been my dream, and it makes me so excited that that could actually happen one day. It's been a constant in my life, and the one thing that I've always had my eyes on. It's so important to never forget those goals - your dreams from your childhood can turn into your future, so never forget that!
Don't let other people's words get you down.
My dad has always told me that no one can ever make you upset unless you let them. I never really understood that as a kid, but now that I'm a young adult (what?!) I definitely get what he's saying. You are the only person who can let other people's words bother you or not. If you choose to ignore them and not let their words get to you, then you will have such a better life. The world can be a hard place, especially when you go to college and meet new people every day. Some people feel better about themselves by bringing others down, and it's really important to realize that. A person's mean words about you most likely aren't even about you; they are merely a way for the other person to make themselves feel bigger and better than everyone else.
It doesn't make you weak to ask for help.
I am definitely guilty of this because I'm extremely stubborn. It can be hard to realize that asking for help won't make you look weak, or that it'll be a bother to other people. Strength isn't measured only in the things you do by yourself, and in fact can be shown by the things you achieve with others. Admitting you need help can also help you grow as a person because you learn from others, and oftentimes learn more about yourself.
Celebrate the little victories.
All of your little victories add up over time, and nothing is too small! If it's important to you, then it matters. Period. Life can be hard, so being happy about all of the little things can make it easier and more exciting. Everyday is filled with both sad and happy things, so it's your choice which ones you let affect you for better or worse. But just remember that every minute spent upset is one you could've spent being happy!
Treat others as you want to be treated.
This is simply the golden rule, and the courtesy that every human being deserves, no matter how much you dislike them, disagree with them, or how different you are from them. I am a very firm believer that this will get you far in life because people will notice how you make them feel. When you try and treat everyone the same - with kindness and respect - it reflects on the kind of person you are, and shows people that you are someone worth recognition, and support. Plus, the "golden rule" is something that everyone should live their life by, even (and especially) when dealing with people whom you don't get along with the best.
Well, those are my tips on how to take over the world. On a more serious note, I believe that being a woman should not give you a disadvantage in any way. The world can be a very hard place for women because of reasons out of our control. We shouldn't let those reasons keep us down though, and should rather work extra hard to overcome them. Women should also always support each other, and it makes me so sad to see girls tear each other down. If we all supported each other, we could make leaps in bounds in terms of equality, in a shorter amount of time.
What is your tip on how to take over the world?
Thank you so much for reading, and have a wonderful day! :)