5 Tips for Becoming a Strong Girl
If you look into the heart and soul of a truly strong girl,
what would you see? Passion. Courage. Determination. Perseverance. Boundless Energy.
An incredible sense of adventure. No obstacle is too large and no dream is too big.
They love what they do and they'll do whatever it takes to reach their goals.
So where does their strong nature come from? How can you
catch the strong girl fever and challenge yourself in ways you only dreamed about
before? You already have it in you, it’s just waiting to be uncovered. Here are
some tips to get you started on the path of becoming a strong girl.
1. Get Your Mind in Shape
Positive thinking, better known as optimism, is a
strong girl's best friend. You need to mentally prepare for all of your adventures
- big or small. Let's face it: Sometimes it's a little scary going on adventures
for the first time. You need to think positively and find the courage and confidence
to overcome any fears.
2. Exercise Your Body
Simply put: Get out there and get your body moving! Just thinking you can do it
is truly not enough. Whether you are exploring the wilderness, playing football
with the boy's team or vaulting over a 30-foot wall with ease, you’ll need to train
and develop your body. This can include strengthening
and stretching exercises.
3. Know the Risks
Only strong girls can admit they are apprehensive, maybe even frightened, about
the prospect of challenging themselves physically and pushing themselves to the
limits. A responsible girl is truthful about the risks and potential dangers in
anything she attempts to accomplish.
4. Set Goals
It’s important to measure your success by setting goals. Start by picking out something
you want to improve on, whether its running a faster mile or getting better grades
on your math tests. Set a final goal of where you would like to see yourself in
the future. Then, decide what you need to do to achieve your goals. This will make
it easier to track your progress, celebrate your accomplishments and decide where
you might need some help.
5. Visualize Your Dreams
Take action. Make lists. Read books. Daydream. See yourself climbing the mountain,
sailing the sea, floating through space. And then believe it could be you. There
may be days when you feel discouraged, doubtful and downright exhausted while you
chase your dreams. But pick up that chin and smile — strong girls never give up.
Need inspiration? Learn more about some of these stupendous
1804: Alicia Meynell of England becomes the first female
1905: Nettie Stevens, through her study of mealworms, identifies
the X and Y-chromosomes, which determine sex.
1909: Harriet Quimby becomes the first American licensed
female pilot in the United States. In 1912, she is the first woman to fly across
the English Channel, and the first female pilot authorized to fly U.S. mail.
1911: Annie Smith Peck conquers the 21,079-foot north summit
of Mount Coropuna, Peru.
1928: Betty Robinson is the first American woman to win an
Olympic gold medal in track and field (100 meters).
1932: Amelia Earhart is the first woman to fly solo across
1942: The first group of female pilots flies for the Armed
1948: Alice Coachman is the first black woman and the only
American to win an Olympic gold medal in track and field at the 1948 Olympic Games.
1966: Joyce Hoffman wins her second straight surfing championship
in Sydney, Australia.
1974: Girls are officially admitted to Little League.
1983: Sally Ride begins a 6-day mission aboard the Space
Shuttle Challenger, becoming the first American woman to travel in space and the
youngest American astronaut to circle the earth.
1985: Tania Aebi, 18, becomes the youngest person to sail
around the world.
1995: Merrick Johnston, 12, becomes the youngest person to
climb Mount McKinley.
1998: Women's ice hockey debuts at the Olympic Games in Nagano,
Japan and the United States team wins the gold.
2001: Hilary Rodham Clinton becomes the first former first
lady of the United States to serve in the Senate.
2005: Danica Patrick is the first woman to lead the Indianapolis
2013: Diana Nyad becomes the first confirmed woman to swim
from Cuba to Florida without using a shark cage for protection.
So, what are you waiting for? Put yourself on the list of
Read about strong girls and learn how to love yourself from teen girls at BeingGirl.com.