There may have been times when all you’ve ever felt was a sense of defeat. That feeling of having lost everything may have led you to let life pass by leaving along trails you do not even want to follow. There may also have been times when you thought that everyone’s hovering all over you that you cannot utter a single word of protest. If you feel the sense of powerlessness over the things you can actually control, you are not alone.
Around the world, people are overpowered , left helpless, and are given no choices. Some simply reason out that things happen as they are. Some believe that hope is just too impossible. A few think about what they can actually do to make their stand known. It is always better to be the last one.
Empowerment is akin to strengthening where the aspects of your personality are given the chance to function as they are.
Your ability to make decisions is one of them. Your ability to speak is another and your ability to take control of your own self is also a facet. In the perspective of personal development, empowerment is being able to progress through life despite obstacles, discouragements, and yes, other people’s attitudes. If you have ever wondered how to be more empowered, consider these tips.
Talk to yourself. When you do, engage in a positive inner dialogue. At every turn, you may hear a voice within you saying something discouraging or worst, negative. Be keen to know the specific situations that his occurs and work with encouraging yourself by thinking positive.
Exercise internal locus. Locus of control is the degree of attribution you have for the things that you experience every day. Stop blaming the environment, other people, and even the government and start thinking what you can do to get through. Sometimes, the way you think is the main problem.
Avoid self-blame. You cannot control everything around you. No one else can. You cannot control things you do not even know. Self-blame could be one of the worst burdens you can give yourself.
Empowerment means being able to see through what you are capable of, what you know, and how to use them to help yourself and other people.
Take control. Do you feel maneuvered? Do you always feel like you are being taken advantage of? If so, it is time to say no. Constantly yielding towards other’s wishes even if it is against your will can lead to feelings of frustration. It is time that you get to do what you want to.
Know what you want.
The greatest indication of empowerment is working towards getting what you want.
Because you feel empowered, you act as your own life’s driver. Note that life is meant to be a progression.
You may discover from the simple tips above that it is not easy gaining strength on your own. You will need other people to help you understand that we are not at all meant to be trapped in a state of self-decay but of empowerment.