Do you ever feel like you have no control over your life and work? Perhaps you feel dominated by your colleagues or overwhelmed by the demands of your job. Or is your time outside the workplace spent tending to other people’s needs at the expense of your own?
This sense of powerlessness can be immensely frustrating. But, no matter what personal challenges you face, you can always make choices that give you back control in any environment. Understanding this is the essence of self-empowerment.
In this article, we examine personal empowerment in more detail and explore the tools and techniques that you can use to achieve your goals.
What Is Personal Empowerment?
Personal empowerment is about taking control of your own life and making positive changes based on what you want.
It’s closely linked to attributes like self-esteem, but true empowerment comes when you convert intention into action.
Personal empowerment means permitting yourself to succeed, because you believe in yourself.
Remember that “empowerment” is not the same as “entitlement.” People who feel entitled tend to believe that benefits and privileges should come to them automatically, while empowered people achieve success through their actions, reflection, and cooperation.
How To Achieve Self-Empowerment
Unhappiness is usually from unfulfilled desires, for you and others. You desperately want to feel stronger and make a bigger impact, but how do you do it?
Consider this four-step process for self-empowerment to reach your goals and get what you want.
Stage One: Get Clear on What you Want
When you feel that you lack power, your confidence and self-esteem can take a knock, too. Developing your self-awareness depends on the extent to which you believe that you are the master of your own destiny or that external forces, people, or events determine your outcomes.
The first step to reaching goals is to get clarity on what you want. Understanding that creating empowerment and creating anything stems from a desire. Desires are a nudge from your higher self and the more you listen the more powerful you will become. It’s the first step in adopting a winning mindset. Listing all of the things that you’re good at – and that you could be great at – can be hugely empowering in itself. Building on those strengths and knowing how to deal with your limitations can give you an even bigger boost.
Understanding yourself better is a core aspect of emotional intelligence, and a qualified counselor or coach can help you identify these areas.
Focus on the desires that mean the most to you and correspond with your personal values, and heart.
Stage Two: Beliefs
In order for any desire to come true, we need to believe that it can. Your beliefs turbo-charge your desires and make them take shape and manifest. Without belief your desires are just a wish.
Positively charge your beliefs and you positively charge your desires into motion. Like many things, this is a process because most of us have been living by limiting beliefs our whole life.
These limiting beliefs have created most of the dialogue in our heads which has created the outcomes in our lives. These limiting beliefs have been cycled down through the generations and most generations have added new limiting beliefs to the pile. You have the power to break this cycle. You are greater than any limiting belief you have adopted.
Break the Cycle of Limiting Beliefs
For every limiting belief you can create an unlimiting belief. Every time your mind drifts to the limiting belief, you stop the thought and replace it with the non limiting belief. Feel the difference in your body when you really repeat and let the non limiting belief vibrate through.
Stage Three: Power of the Mind
Persistence And Resilience
Celebrating small achievements is important for building confidence and self-love. Keeping a record of your progress enables you to see how far you’ve come – and to consider where you went wrong.
Restructuring your mind enables you to see the consequences of negative thought patterns and become more optimistic.
Affirmations are a powerful tool that can help to encourage you to keep the power of your mind positive. Repeat affirmations daily, write affirmations down as your commitment to yourself.
Examples of affirmations:
“I am worthy”
“There is always opportunity’
“I am abundant and prosperous”
We all need a personal cheerleader, someone who believes in you. Hiring an empowerment coach helps enable you to make positive decisions and to take action that will bring you closer to achieving your goals and ambitions.
Stage 4 – Inspired Actions and Results
What action steps are you called to do? This should feel effortless because it comes from a place of empowerment and alignment with your desires, rather than from fear.
Take your first few steps! Then review and reflect on your achievements so far. Check yourself for feedback, because only you know how well you are progressing in this inner work. You might even hear from the people around you on the positive changes they see.
Personal empowerment helps you achieve your goals because you gain control of your life. It enables you to make positive decisions and take action to bring you closer to achieving your goals and ambitions.
The Positive Change Group is here to guide you through your journey of personal empowerment. Learn more about how we can help tap into your pure potential