You don't need a lasso of truth, indestructible bracelets, or an invisible airplane to be a Wonder Woman. You don't need to be a six foot tall Amazonian woman to embody female empowerment, or what a Wonder Woman represents,. You already have what it takes to be a hero. All you need is to follow the seven principles that guide you to being an everyday Wonder Woman. Combine these seven principles with the word YES and you will be a hero for yourself and others!
Principle 1: Love Yourself and Others Unconditionally
Love with no conditions and no boundaries. Love just because. As Paulo Coelho, Brazilian author explains, "One is loved because one is loved. No reason is needed for loving". When you love yourself unconditionally, it gives you the ability to love others. To love in this manner is the most precious gift you can give to yourself and to the world.
Principle 2: Don't Be Driven By Fear
Do not be a road block to your full potential because of fear. Like Albert Einstein said, "Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new." Yes, life can be scary, but a life driven by fear is no life. It takes a bold person to let go of fear and say "yes" to the world, but the risk is well worth it.
Principle 3: Let Go of Expectations
It is imperative that you let go of expectations. By letting go of expectations, you let go of control. Placing control on one's self limits your true potential. So, ditch those controlling words like "I should", "I ought to" and "I might". Instead, embrace "I can", “I must” and "I will". Living life based on "should" is a heavy burden. Living life based on "I can" is a win-win situation!
Principle 4: Believe in Yourself
You are awesome. Throw away doubt and believe in yourself. Doubt will only hold you back and keep you from the life you are meant to live. As Eleanor Roosevelt so brilliantly said, "Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent." Trust and believe that you are worthy and valuable. Give yourself permission to live, play, explore, dream, imagine, follow your passions and of course, make mistakes. In order to achieve you must believe.
Principle 5: Live by Principles not Rules
Live by principles, not rules. Many rules are biased, arbitrary and not necessary if you live by principals instead. Principles are basic fundamental beliefs, values and truths. When you live by these truths, good and desirable actions will follow. Like Abraham Lincoln so beautifully expressed, "I never had a policy; I have just tried to do my very best each and every day." These are words to live by.
Principle 6: Roll with the Punches
As Mastin from The Daily Love says, "If you fall down 1000 times, get up 1001 times." Life is full of setbacks but do not dwell, crumble or feel like a victim. It is better to roll with the punches and take a few hits rather than to duck out of the way.
Principle 7: Do What You Love
Do what you love. When work becomes pleasure, it is not work at all. As Dr. Wayne Dyer says, "Doing what you love is the cornerstone of having abundance in your life." It brings joy and a deep sense of purpose and meaning to one's life.