Note From Josh: After reading this post from Megan I recommended that she read Lysistrata. If you haven’t read it, please check it out. It ties in nicely with this post.
I believe women could rule the world. I believe women could rule the world and do a better job of it than men, but we don’t. We don’t, in part because we lack the self-confidence to step up and take charge.
Biology has built men to be guided by their penises and their sex drives. Given that the majority of men are heterosexual, this means that men are constantly seeking women or a woman with whom to copulate. If men are honest with themselves, they will admit that most of their actions are guided by their sexual desires. Because of this women really could rule the world; we have what men want. Sadly, women don’t rule the world. We haven’t ever and we may never. So why is that? There are many contributing factors but it starts with the way we view ourselves.
How many of you women read the opening statement of this post and either laughed or shook your head in disbelief? Be honest. I’ll be honest with you, I wrote it and even as I wrote it a part of me doubted what I was writing. Why? I underestimated myself and women. Sure we have never ruled the world before. Countries? Yes. Territories? Yes. As mythical figures? Yes. But the world? No. Could we? Yes. Are we capable? Yes. Just because it hasn’t been done before doesn’t mean it couldn’t be. But it will never happen if we underestimate ourselves and bog ourselves down with self-doubt.
I don’t know why you doubt yourself. I don’t even know all the reasons why I do. I believe it is different for every woman. The bottom line is this though, to get to world domination we need to stop underestimating ourselves in all aspects of our lives.
This begins with the way we run our bodies and our minds. We need to be our own biggest fans. The conversations we have with ourselves must be nicer than those that we have with our closest friends. Could you imagine telling your best friend she couldn’t do something, that she looked fat or that she wasn’t worthy of something? No, right? You’d lose her friendship pretty quickly if you did. So why would you ever speak to yourself like that? Make it your priority to eradicate any negative self-talk. Catch yourself and change your thoughts immediately. Speak the positive thoughts out loud. Believe them. Make yourself your number one priority and always remember that you are as powerful as you believe yourself to be.
Women may never rule the world, but we will always be absolutely essential to the survival of the species. I don’t know about you, but I’m interested in doing a lot more than just surviving. So set your sights high, take care of yourself, never settle for anything less than the best and live up to your potential. I believe in you. Do you believe in you?
In good health,
About the author:
Megan is a Zumba instructor and fitness nut teaching in the Minneapolis area. She’s also one of my compadres in The Movement (as in Gym Movement) and is getting pretty freaking strong.