Contrary to popular belief

It’s a great age for women. They’re becoming stronger, more confident, and more empowered than ever.

But more than that, modern society has bred a different species of women altogether:

The Alpha Woman.

She’s bold yet feminine. Fearless yet kind. Sassy yet romantic. And she’s not afraid to chase after what she deserves.

Sounds familiar?

You just might be an Alpha Woman, if you tick these 12 boxes:

1. You’re comfortable on your own skin.

You have the whole body acceptance down to a T.

It’s not that you don’t see your flaws. And it’s not even about thinking you’re the most attractive woman in the room.

You just love and accept what body and face you’ve been given. And if you want to improve your beauty and health, it’s not because you want to look good for others—you do it for you.

2. You look at yourself as an investment.

You understand that if you want to have the life you dream of, you have to work hard for it.

You’re a walking investment. Everything you do—from your career choices to the relationships you have—is a carefully planned step to reach your fullest potential.

And a huge part of that is having the highest sense of self-respect and honoring your goals in life.

3. You’re not afraid to be alone.

Whether or not you’re in a relationship or you’re single, you’re content no matter what. You love being in a relationship and building your life with someone. But you’re also fine being single and going through your life’s bucket list alone.

You don’t need someone to complete you. You’re already whole.

4. You have a clear vision of your future.

And you work hard every step of the way.

You’ve never been “lost,” really. You always knew what sort of future you wanted, even though some roads were blurry.

Feel like you're stuck in a rut? Tired of not finding deep and meaningful relationships in life? Learn a powerful framework for aligning your spirituality, work, family and love around your true nature from a modern day shaman. Learn more here.

That’s because you’ve always had clearly-defined goals—big or small—to guide you along the way.

5. You take responsibility for your life.

You own up to every action, every mistake, and every choice you make. Because you understand that everything that happens to you is a result of you allowing it to happen in the first place.

You never play the victim card because dwelling on the past will only make you stay in the past. All you really want is to keep moving to a brighter future.

So blaming the world for your misfortunes is just a waste of energy. You’d rather focus on improving yourself and your life.

6. You are extremely capable, but you’re not afraid to ask for help.

Many people think Alpha Women never need anyone. And for the most part, that applies. They’re extremely capable of doing things alone.

But that doesn’t mean they’re never weak or vulnerable. On the contrary, Alpha Women understand that being human means you have to rely on other people from time to time. You ask for help when you need it, and you’re not afraid to show people you’re human.

7. You have no trouble walking away…

…from situations that don’t do you any good.

Being strong means learning how to accept endings and walking away from things and people that drain you.

Toxicity has no place in your life. No matter how much it hurts for you to let go, you’ll do it if it means it’s the healthier choice for yourself.

8. You have high standards in your relationships.

That doesn’t mean you only surround yourself with successful or beautiful people.

For you, high-quality people don’t necessarily need to be rich and influential. They just have to be supportive, motivated, and authentic.

Your high standards in relationships mean you only surround yourself with people who lift you up, people who fit your future, not people who constantly bring you down.

9. You believe in the work-life balance.

Sure, you’re ambitious and driven. When you do something, you always put all your heart in it. That includes your career. You work extra hard for that promotion and grit your teeth through countless late nights.

But, afterwards, you need to recharge. Whether that means going on weekend trips out in nature or partying like crazy with your friends. Because life needs to be enjoyed. And what is all that hard work for but to be able to live life without worries?

Alphas are a walking contradiction, made unique with balance—soft and hard, kind and aggressive, driven, yet always learning, always evolving, and always strong.

Written by Genefe Navilon

Surround yourself with loving and positive souls

19 times humanity won in 2019