We all have goals. Sometimes we have GOALS.
To transform how girls & women perceive themselves. To grow our confidence through using our voice, speaking up, and advocating for ourselves.
To transform how society views girls & women. We can not perform the second goal without the first goal. We are not second-class citizens.
I once led a workshop for a large group of women on The ABCs of How Women Are Socialized. We discussed The Impostor Syndrome, finding our confidence, using our voice to speak up for ourselves, etc. As I was talking about these 2 GOALS, a woman in the audience said in a sarcastic tone, “Good luck.” I kindly asked her what she meant by that. She replied, “It’s too much. It’s too daunting. It’s too much work. It’s too big of a job.” This woman is valid in how she feels. Instead of getting defensive, I chose to have an open discussion with the group about this. The woman was right, it is a big job. It is a lot of work. But that doesn’t mean the work isn’t necessary and important.
What would have happened if each generation of women that made a change for women’s rights gave up?!
What would have happened if those women decided to stop what they were doing because it was too difficult and daunting?!
What are your GOALS? CAPITAL LETTERS: GOALS.