Strong people are few and far between, and they are therefore often seen as outliers in a society where most people avoid this trait to be likable. But that's not to say you have to keep apologizing for who you are simply because you are a strong person, especially for these 6 things.
1. Finding Freedom
In a social setting, you are often called upon to act in a certain way so you fit in. But in all honesty, all these rules get in the way of us having normal healthy lives because there are things we desire that don't exactly honor these societal traditions.
Heck, you might even get punished for going against some societal norms in pursuit of your freedom.
But don't let such things get in your way. If you want certain freedom, go after it and don't waste so much of your time wondering what people will think.
And even if a few people get offended, don't feel sorry for it. You deserve your freedom.
2. Saying No
There's a lot of pressure to say yes to everything. This includes saying yes to invitations, requests for help, demands from families, and so forth.
But if you are uncomfortable with something, you should say no without feeling bad about it.
3. Putting Yourself First
Sometimes it's okay to put yourself first, and nobody would blame you for it. But there are times when putting your needs first will make you selfish, and that happens a lot when you are a strong person.
So, understand that people's expectations of you are very different from what you consider normal. There's, therefore, no need to keep apologizing for such things.
Sometimes, you do come first.
4. Asking For More
Although we are often advised to find contentment with what we have, the truth is that sometimes we would be much better off with a little more.
So, if being happy with what you have is not enough for you, don't be afraid to ask for more with the impression that you will offend some people.
It's okay to want more for yourself, your family, your business and your career. Totally okay.
5. Making Plans On Your Own
Strong people like to take charge. They don't do it to make others feel weak, but because they are confident and assured of their actions.
This is nothing to be sorry about, and you should be around people who understand this about you.
6. Speaking Your Mind
When strong people speak, some people often feel offended because they expect you not to argue or use certain words. While it's hard getting negative feedback for your language use, it does not mean you have to change who you are.
Never let anything get in your way of speaking your mind. Holding back to make people comfortable will hurt you more than speaking your mind ever could.
Being strong is not easy.
If it were, more people would choose this trait instead of trying to do whatever is expected of them just to fit in. But you should never have to apologize for being strong, especially when it comes to these 6 things.