By: Surjit Singh Flora
In today’s world, any person who shines with vibrant health commands respect, as it is a sign of commitment, discipline, and dedication. Self-respect is not selfish; it’s admirable.
Living a life from a strong position of mindset denotes that one should hold their standards high. It definitely takes a shift in mindset and habits. It is a trait that can be completely developed at any stage of life.
In similar fashion, there comes a time in every woman’s life when she has to choose between two options: accepting the scrap from men or deciding that she deserves more than that. It’s quite obvious that any woman who is made to be independent will choose the second option.
Strong women do not have attitudes; they have standards and boundaries and are unyielding in their worth and unstoppable in their grace. As a woman, one should be unapologetically herself—be proud of her strength, stand tall with her standards, and make her ambitions shine high.
It’s said that a closed mouth doesn’t get fed. Similarly, a woman who does not expand her idea of what’s possible will always get less than she deserves. There is no denying the fact that the greatest things come from humble beginnings.
However, one should have the audacity to ask for what they want—ask for more than what people expect to be okay. Above all, the woman of today should command self-respect. Self-respect protects an individual from all manner of crappy people and circumstances.
Kenyan ladies are really strong. They understand how to regulate their emotions and conduct. Not only that, but instead of giving up, they face challenges head-on. They can swiftly devise remedies that may prevent a large loss.
Of the successful women of today, IN Canada, Inter-Parliamentary Union, Monthly Ranking of Women in National Parliaments, May 2022). Women hold 15% of provincial premier positions, 18% of mayor positions, and 28% of councillor seats in Canada.
Canada has had three women as first ministers so far. Caroline Cochrane became the 13th Premier of the Northwest Territories on October 24, 2019. Heather Stefanson became the 24th Premier of Manitoba on November 2, 2021. Danielle Smith became the 19th Premier of Alberta on November 11, 2019.
The Canadian Women’s Foundation’s President and CEO is Paulette Senior. Pixar Animation Studios’ Oscar-winning Director, Domee Shi Christine Sinclair is a four-time Olympian and professional soccer player from Canada. Suzie Yorke, The Better Chocolates’ CEO and Co-Founder
Also, Martha Karua, a senior counsel and former long-serving member of Parliament for Gichugu, and Ory Okollo were named as powerful women with political and financial influence in the country. Martha also served as Justice minister and is generally known as the Iron Lady because of her confrontational personality and unwavering determination.
Canada has not yet elected a woman as Prime Minister in a general election. Three women, namely Sheila Copps, Anne McLellan, and Chrystia Freeland, have held the position of Deputy Prime Minister. However, it is important to note that this role is primarily ceremonial, and its responsibilities and authority are contingent upon the Prime Minister.
Personalities such as Malala Yousafzai, Oprah Winfrey, Taylor Swift, Ellen DeGeneres, and the list goes on, show that whatever they have achieved in their lives is due to the fact that they dared to ask for it and believed that they were worthy of it.
In today’s world full of stereotypes, many men don’t even know how to handle a woman with boundaries, a busy schedule, and a busy life. They are still stuck in the retrogressive belief that a woman has to be at their beck and call. Remember, a woman who decides she is worthy of the dreams she has, no matter what her circumstances look like, is on her way to a life of power.
One should never be bullied into accepting the crumbs if fulfillment, sophistication, and satisfaction are the ultimate goals in life. Fulfillment doesn’t come from another individual. It comes from within when a person understands that she was made solely for the intent of love.
No healthy, wealthy, and quality man will ever respect or fall for a woman who has no self-respect. They will always want to have a woman whose personality and energy bring out the most capable and confident version of them, rather than the one standing by his side and propping him up emotionally, financially, or otherwise.
A confident woman knows her worth and will attract a man who values her throughout. Nobody can respect individuals who don’t respect themselves.