Wikipedia defines self-empowerment as acting on your own authority. Internet sites such as www.skillsyouneed.com and www.mindtools.com will share that self-empowerment is a conscious decision to take charge of your destiny! Self-empowerment is taking the wheel of your life with both hands to pursue the things that really matter in order to live a full satisfying life. Your BEST life.
How can you begin to be self-empowered?
Develop a Positive Attitude
Those who believe their destiny is in their control, are more likely to take charge of
their future. To cultivate an optimistic attitude and outlook, evaluate your strengths,
weaknesses, and trust in your ability to pursue your passions.
Set Reasonable Goals and Intentions
An important part of self-empowerment is having measurable achievable goals.
Having a strong understanding on how to set them can make you feel incredible
about your achievements along the way. If you want to drink more water each day
start with one glass a day for five days. After five days, add a second glass of water
increasing your water intake every five days. Start smaller and gradually increase.
Surround Yourself with Positive People
Laughter is transmittable but so is cynicism and negativity. Get around like minded,
self-motivated people. If the gloom or hopelessness begins to creep in on you,
schedule time with positive friends, peers, and/or family. Their energy can improve
your mental well-being, help combat negativity, and give you a boost to your self-
Doing things that make you feel happy and healthy that are devoted for only you is
self-care. This could be going to gym, eating right, having a spa day or scheduling
time to relax, rejuvenate, and be still. When you are kind to yourself, you increase
your productivity, lift your confidence and gives you strength to overcome hurdles.
Use Positive Self-Talk
Tell yourself what you CAN do opposed to what you can't do. For example, if you
want to travel to Italy, instead saying "I don't have the funds for travel," try "I don't
have the funds YET and can save money to go." Self-affirmations and showing
confidence in your ability to overcome challenges to achieve a goal can help you
achieve your goals even faster.
Those who are moving towards personal empowerment need to be comfortable
sharing thoughts, ideas, and needs.
Create an Action List
Success does not come overnight, but a culmination of choices and actions creates
success. Self-empowered people take action, have a growth mindset, and want to
learn and develop their abilities Make a list of action you need to take to achieve
your goal by doing research, create a plan, and establishing a schedule to complete
your plan. Just talking about it won't get you anywhere.
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