I believe you are one tough cookie.
You may be a first time reader, and for this post hopefully one of the multitudes of 21st century women who fall into this category. I don’t have to personally know any more about you then you’re a women to make this statement.
Of course, you must believe it too. So, give this expression some thought, and choose one, two, three, or more ways you have proven to yourself that you are “one tough cookie!”
Men can be tough cookies as well, but I wrote this post specifically to celebrate women. I’m especially interested in making sure you know that you are brave, courageous and strong. In my opinion, we are the newest super heroes on the planet. But many women before us paved the way. One of my all-time favorites is Eleanor Roosevelt.
Who would you say is your favorite? It could be your Mother, your grandmother, your aunt, an artist of one sort or the other, or one of the world’s female creative thought leaders.
Make sure to leave me a comment telling me what this post *sparks* for you.
The other day I decided to watch The Women’s List on Netflix. It was first championed by PBS. Take this opportunity now to watch the short trailer below. I promise you will enjoy it. And I encourage you to make the time to watch it by yourself, or with friends, in its entirety this week. The full program is about an hour long, but so worth it.
I took some rough notes while I was watching this show, which I’m happy to share with you now.
Not being less
Claim what you want out of your life
Know your power
Get to yes!
Respect each other, help each other (women)
Failure = not trying
Demands 1st class citizenship
U am who you am
Proof points – What are your “proof points” that you are indeed one tough cookie?
The 21st Century women needs to understand that she can’t do it ALL well
Men of quality are not intimidated by a woman of equality
Believe you have the power. The power is there!
Being ready, willing, and able to pour out what’s been poured in.
Some of you may have never heard the expression, “One Tough Cookie.” Here’s a definition that explains it well.
Which of these ladies (I researched on Yahoo) do you think has the meaning of “tough cookie” down pat?
Briana thinks: “It means you’re tough. Usually said to women. I don’t know why they use the word “cookie” but it’s a pretty old expression. They used that back in movies in the 1930’s always about a woman who is tough. I think it means you are tough but still feminine.”
Karen thinks: “Being a “one tough cookie” is a compliment.”
Liz thinks: “It means you’re strong and brave, daring and smart. You face challenges and even if you fall, you get back up and defeat the problem.”
Patty thinks: “The term “cookie” is used to describe people. I’ve been told that it’s been used to describe women mostly because they’re “nice”. The cookie term is for people who are nice on the outside, but strong on the inside.”
Lacy thinks: “Whoever told you that “your one tough cookie” was basically trying to tell you that you’re tough, &strong, even if you don’t look like you are. You don’t crumble :)”
Jan thinks: “Ever have a stale cookie? Some get as hard as rocks. If you’re one tough cookie, you’re a pretty tough person.”
Lenora thinks: “”Tough cookie” means a strong personality or tough. The kind of person who usually leads valiantly.”
Fancy thinks: “Means you are tough on the inside. You are emotionally tough. The cookie usually indicates someone who is nice on the exterior.”
Gail thinks: “It basically means you don’t give up or go down easily!”
Cara thinks: “You don’t look strong but you are. Or you are strong minded.”
Bonny thinks: “Thick skinned. Hard shell, soft insides.”
Vera thinks: “A person who can endure physical or mental hardship; a hardened, strong-willed person.”
Manuela thinks: “A tough cookie is a person who will do everything necessary to achieve what they want.”
Women Readers: Add your name and what you think being a “tough cookie” means to you in the comments section.
Men Readers: If you’re a man, I would be happy to read your thoughts as well. Remember, men can be tough cookies too.