What defines a powergirl? 50 000 followers on Instagram? The fact, that she got into the uni of her dreams? A sixpack and a big biceps?
Do you want to know what I think? I think that there’s a powergirl in every single one of us. We all have the power to do things that we love. The power to use these things to achieve our goals. The power to take a leap. And especially the power to walk through life with our arms open and our mouth smiling. I don’t think that we should define power as a leadership position in one’s job or by running a half marathon in less than two hours. I think it has to do with our attitude towards life. With the thought “I can do it!”. The knowledge that bad days go over and can be counted as an experience. The strive to do new things and learn. Powergirls walk through life smiling. Powergirls accept others and see only the best in them. And all these characteristics are what makes them successful and not the other way around.
My own attitude towards life has changed drastically during the last years. For a very long time I got stuck with things that went wrong. When I felt bad, when I failed an exam, when I missed a bus I called or texted half of my friends and complained about how bad everything is going for me. And I pitied myself for several hours. Which didn’t make it any better – the contrary. Those days sucked. Today I’m so different! Of course I still hate missing a bus but if it happens I go to get myself a cup of coffee and a nice magazine and wait for the next one, because I know that even the worst days will be over soon and by the day after tomorrow I’ll have forgotten all about it. So why ruin my day at all?
This attitude doesn’t only help with the little things in life. Before I used to be a big perfectionist which made me really sceptical towards myself. I thought I wasn’t good enough and couldn’t achieve the things I wanted. But ever since I’ve believed in the power in me, I see life through a different persective! I dare more! I spontaneously fly to Berlin to a blogger conference or take a ferry to Stockholm, I talk to people I don’t know, I offer my ideas and ask if I have questions. I don’t fear failing as much anymore. And do you know what happened? I have become more successful! Because usually these things don’t fail after all.
Why am I telling you all this? I just want you to know that there is a powergirl in each an every one of us. We just have to be brave enough to let her out!
As an inspiration for all of us I am herewith starting a new series on my blog. It will be called #WomanCrushWednesday and I will introduce you to inspiring powergirls every Wednesday. Would you be interested in something like that? If so, please comment which woman you admire for her power – or which power you like about yourself! I can’t wait to hear your thoughts!