Have you ever felt the fear of reacting according to your feelings just because other people kept telling you what’s wrong and right? Have you ever felt like you have to censor yourself in a room filled with people that tend to judge you because you act on your emotions? If you have, than you are definitely not alone. Every single woman that has even a smidge of rebellious character has felt the same way. The phrases “You shouldn’t shrug your shoulders, that’s not ladylike!” or “You should stop acting up and think about your future or else you are going to end up a bum” or even “Don’t speak up in meetings you’re going to be labeled a rebel” all of us rebels have heard at least once in their lifetime. And you know what? We ain’t listening! Because as it turns out, being rebellious and mischievous is not a bad thing. It doesn’t make us end up like failures. Quite the contrary. Being rebellious means standing up for what you believe in, not accepting thing as they are, having the confidence and the will to explore, learn and try new things. Curiosity killed the cat doesn’t apply here. Because without curiosity we are left in the dark. And that is not a quality of a great girlboss.
We think that rebellious women are naturally predisposed to become great leaders. They seek liberation and originality, they hold true to their vision to make it reality, they act on their guts and stay persistent. They have creative freedom - be it putting their heart into their work or navigating hurdles. As Frida Kahlo stated “I am my own muse. I am the subject I know best. The subject I want to better.” Rebellious women are born to make their own history by empowering others.
So here are our 5 reasons why rebellious women make great leaders.
Being rebellious means that you hate the mundane. You want to constantly explore new and exciting things and experience everything on your own skin. It also means that you want the best out of every situation. You never settle for less, and even push everyone around you to do the same. That is a great quality of an even greater leader. After all the best businesses are never the ones that stay the same. The constant development is crucial. These women know not to settle for mediocre and strive to catch the bigger fish.
Rebels don’t wait for things to happen, they make them happen. That’s kind of the key when it comes to business, or everything in life to be honest. You can’t just sit on your ass and wait for opportunity to come knocking on your door. You have to seize the moment and make the best out of every situations. That’s why being rebellious is a quality and not a seatback. If you have a great idea and overthink about every single outcome, more often than not you will wind up not realizing it. But, when rebels have a great idea and the courage to make it come to life, beautiful things start to develop. They react on their gut instinct regardless of the consequences and other people’s opinions. That’s how most of the now extremely successful companies were created.
These women can be very stubborn. But, again, that is not a bad quality. It just means they stick up for what they want and they see it through. Giving up on things the very minute they become hard comes very easy to most of us. However, when you are as stubborn as only a rebel can be, you stick through thick and thin. That means you will create something that will make all of the hard times seem like a piece of cake. Because being a rebel is not about messing around, but following your beliefs and doing what you believe is right. They are value-driven and it’s a trait that helps them create their vision and influence other people as well.
If someone can think of creative ways to piss off their parents, teachers, friends, then you can rest assure that this person is also creative in a more productive way. New ideas and new businesses, and especially the really successful ones, are those that have creative ways of dealing with the problems. Rebellious women are always on the lookout of finding for a great way out for any problem or situation. Just because they do know very well that for somebody living a life with strong values the difficulties will always come. The sharper they are in their beliefs, the more they have to get to creative to clear the hurdles they encounter. What matters at the end is they own a firm capability to manage every situation and solve every problem along the way, just like a great leader.Via GIPHY
If someone can think of creative ways to piss off their parents, teachers, friends, then you can rest assure that this person is also creative in a more productive way. New ideas and new businesses, and especially the really successful ones, are those that have creative ways of dealing with the problems. Rebellious women are always on the lookout of finding for a great way out for any problem or situation. Just because they do know very well that for somebody living a life with strong values the difficulties will always come. The sharper they are in their beliefs, the more they have to get to creative to clear the hurdles they encounter. What matters at the end is they own a firm capability to manage every situation and solve every problem along the way, just like a great leader.
At the end of the day if you don’t stick to your plan it doesn't really mean much now, does it? Rebellious women always stick till the end. You can make sure that a rebel will never throw in the towel. We all have hard times in our lives, but the most important thing is that we stick through it, learn a valuable lesson and move on. Persistency is the key to making any dream come to life. Failures are a necessary part in life, because they help you grow every time. Just like wearing a great pair of stilettos. At first they pinch your toes and need to be worn in. But after a few tries they feel like they were made especially for you. Rebel women may not always be understood and well received by the public. Heck, they even might feel lonely because they passionately follow their heart but they win in the long term. Because sticking your grounds through thick and thin is what makes the difference. So the next time you come face to face with the rebellious type, don’t ever tell her to settle, because you never know, but she might even become your boss one day. And that would make for a really awkward job interview now wouldn’t it?
ー By Katerina Dimitrioska - Editor at She Is Rebel