“Above all, be the heroine of your life, not the victim.” Nora Ephron
From Disney movies to fairy tales, we’ve all been fed the idea of looking for a hero – someone who saves us. We’re the long-haired beauties waiting in towers singing songs until our knight in shining arrives, slays the dragon and gives us the happily ever after. We say, to hell with that! It’s time to woman up and dust that sword. Because once you remove the iron mask, you’ll see it’s been you behind it all along! Here are 8 times in life, you shouldn’t be afraid to be the heroine of your own life!
Gone are the days when men were expected to make the first move, seduce the woman and make love to her. If you feel like you’re in the mood for some hanky panky, go ahead and take charge. Drop him a sext, get your sexy lingerie on and don’t be afraid to initiate. And if he can’t handle it, well, he’ll just have to deal with it!
In a mood to just feel special? Instead of waiting for someone to step in and pamper you, why not treat yourself like the princess that you are? Book a spa, take a long hot shower or just stay in and read – whatever works for you!
“If I’d observed all the rules I’d never have got anywhere.” The iconic Marilyn Monroe had her game on point when she made this statement. The world is full of people who lay down rules and dictate women on how they must lead their lives. But guess what? At the end of the day, only you decide what to do!
As Priyanka Chopra rightly puts it, “Don’t try to squeeze into a glass slipper. Instead, shatter the glass ceiling.” You can be all that you ever dream to be! So, refuse to be dictated by what anyone says, exude confidence and kill them with success.
A flat tyre, an annoying boss or a financial crunch – we all face problems every now and then. Tough times are the test of your true mettle. Taking charge when life is all rainbows and butterflies is good but standing strong when the going gets tough is when you truly set yourself apart.
Making the right choice can be quite challenging, right? And it always seems appealing to have someone else make a gruelling decision for you (and someone to put the blame on too, if things go downhill). But what makes a lady truly empowered is when she sees all her options in life but takes the final call, rationally, all by herself.
Life has a way of putting you down. Sometimes everything can get too much, you might feel that you can’t do it anymore, and all you wish to do is escape. This little break from everyday routine can actually give you strength to come back and face life head on. So go pack your bags and go for that solo trip you’ve always thought about and come back fully recharged!
Most of all, you’ve got to be heroine of your own life when it comes to money matters. Be your own boss, work hard, earn money and do not depend on anyone to pay your bills. Piggy Chops kind of nailed the concept, “Financial independence is paramount. My mom always says that when a woman is financially independent, she has the ability to live life on her own terms. I think that was the soundest advice that I ever got. No matter where you go in life or who you get married to, you have to be financially independent – whether you use it or not.”