10 Things Fearless Women Do

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You can just feel it when a confident women walks into the room.  There is something so powerful and mysterious about her that it is alluring.  There is an energy about her that draws people towards her.  So what is it that is so captivating about a confident woman? Here are 10 things that fearless women do:

1. They live their own truth and make their own rules.
They are not afraid to go against societal norms regarding whether or when they should have children, get married, or do things by a certain age, etc.  They create their own timelines for themselves and do not feel the need to conform to societal standards.

2. They are not afraid to take risks.
They are not listening to the fears of others, also known as “background noise” about why they cannot or should not do things. They have a bucket list of personal and career goals.  And they are constantly checking that list off one by one

3. They don’t second guess their decisions.
They realize that there are no right or wrong decisions.  They make the best decision available to them at the time based on the information they have.  Once they make their decision, they don’t look back.

4. They invest in themselves.
They realize that their body is their temple and that is the only one they have.  They put their physical and mental health first.  They do not feel guilty in taking care of themselves, whether it is going shopping, getting a haircut, or relaxing with a massage. They realize that they deserve it.

5. They genuinely want others to succeed.
At their very core, they want to see other people succeed.  They don’t need to put others down in order to make themselves look better. They already know their own self-worth.

6. They don’t over or under apologize.
They know when to own their actions.  They take responsibility for their actions.  However, they don’t apologize for being firm and assertive or standing up for what they believe in.

7. They surround themselves with confident people.
List your five closest friends.  This is a reflection of who you are.

8. They know when to walk away.
Whether this is in business or relationships, they know when to walk away.  They recognize when they are giving too much of themselves and when the relationship is either toxic or no longer serving them.  Most importantly, they realize when they are not getting a good return on investment. 

9. They own their truth.
Whether this is done in therapy or through other spiritual means, strong women are not afraid to seek their own truth.  They have done the work necessary to look within themselves, face their fears, and accept that the past does not have to dictate their future.

10. They believe they are worthy.
Whether it is for a job promotion, in love, or for their health, etc., they genuinely believe deep down that they are worthy of receiving.

Anhchi Ly, MS, Health Coach/Behavioral Health Clinician
Anhchi earned Master’s degree in International Disaster Psychology from the University of Denver.  Anhchi is the Team Lead for the Telephonic Counseling and Health Coaching programs in the Behavioral Health and Wellness department.  Anhchi’s passion is to empower those with chronic health conditions achieve a balanced mind, body, and spirit.  Anhchi has been with Denver Health since 2013.