9. Saying no
‘No’ is a powerful word, and strong women will not apologize for using it when they have to. A strong woman will decline to overextend herself so that she has more energy to devote to people and activities who are a priority. Although it can be tempting to apologize for skipping a party, a strong woman knows that she doesn’t have to ask for forgiveness. Strong women understand that it is their right to say no.