As a millennial woman, I’ve been inundated with messages telling me to lean in, speak up, and ask for more. Today’s culture tells us we are all exactly where we want to be — if we don’t like our circumstances, it’s because we have done nothing to change them. We are all our "own masters."
I believe there is something in our DNA that causes us to light up when we hear these phrases because we were in fact designed to desire more. There is something inside every person that ignites at the thought of "bigger things." So when we hear modern messages encouraging us to chase after our dreams, we latch on to them, not pausing to think about the methods suggested to achieve such dreams. But there is a right and a wrong way to channel our natural yearnings.