Empowerment, as the word suggests, means strength.
It accounts for a person’s ability to stand up for himself or for anything that he considers right or against anything he considers wrong. It accounts for a person’s ability to make choices independently without being influenced by any sort of pressure from society, family or friends. Empowerment means taking hold of the steering wheel, making your own choices and making your own decisions.
Self-empowerment is another name for the same concept, which is strengthening one’s character and soul. The road to success, achievement and fulfillment is lead by strength and empowerment.
The Road to Empowerment
The road to empowerment is a long one and along the way, one may face many obstacles and hurdles. However, we all have heard the phrase that “nothing is impossible” and getting past these hindrances is no exception to the fact.
All humans have this will. Our mind controls our will and this very factor is what differentiates us from animals. Will determines a person’s character. Because of this will, the heroes and the leaders are distinguished from the crowd. This is the first step to ‘empowerment’. You cannot possibly stick to a decision you have made for yourself without willing to stick to it. Making hard choices, making them known to the world (no matter how strange or stupid it may sound to your social circle) and then sticking to it when the entire world seems to be against you is all courtesy of a person’s will and ultimately this will lead to you to self-empowerment.
Self-discovery is another important ingredient that will make your self-empowerment recipe complete. If this does not make sense right now, consider the following breakdown: the knowledge of one’s self is important for a person to know what he is capable of and what he can handle. Because of that knowledge, you can make sure that your decisions fall in the sphere of your capabilities. When you make a decision on that base, you will be sure about the reliability of your plan. You will know that it is executable. You will know that it is worth fighting for and this very surety will contribute majorly to your empowerment.Secondly, another very important factor that will lead you to the attainment of self-empowerment is self-confidence. No one will pay heed to you and your decisions unless you pay heed to your own self. Besides, in order for you to actually be able to MAKE a decision, you have to believe that you can do it. You will not know that belief unless you have faith in yourself. Confidence can help you do wonders.
Empowerment is the key to a fulfilling life. “A life worth living is a life worth fighting for”. No one can help you get out of the dark ditches if you do not strive for an out.