October 25, 2021 l by Tara E.
Are you looking for ways to gain a bit of power in your own life? Self-Empowerment is one way to do so. There are a few ways that you can empower yourself. But, first, it requires that you take a step outside of yourself to form an honest view of where your power truly lives.
Empowerment of oneself creates a sense of meaning, competence, self-determination, and an understanding of self-awareness and impact. Of course, significant changes cannot happen overnight. However, they can occur in small steps.
Five Self-Empowerment Tips
Here are five steps every woman should take to empower herself.
Take Control of Your World
Take control of your world. Self-empowerment begins with ridding yourself of those things that create a negative vibe or energy space in your life. This step may include making changes that range from making a job or career change to ending toxic relationships to improving those that need work.
If you are religious, re-establish your faith, and strengthen your relationship with God. If you are not religious, reinforce your belief in yourself. Make the time to learn more about the things that make you happy and identify those things that work against you.
Discover and Build On Your Gift
Steve Harvey said it best when he pointed out that each of us is born with a gift. If you don’t know what your talent is –find it. If you do know what your gift is, then build on it. After all, it’s probably the greatest strength you have and will ultimately lead to you finding your happiness.
Acknowledge Your Weaknesses but Celebrate Your Strengths
Acknowledge your weaknesses. If your flaws in the past have resulted in mistakes, figure out what you can do to learn from them. What was the lesson gained with each event? Then, immerse yourself in events or opportunities that force you to confront your weaknesses. In each moment, learn what it is that would give you more power in those situations.
Don’t forget to celebrate your strengths! Dwelling on those weaknesses will only get you so far in life. So instead, identify your strengths and let them guide you.
Know Your Worth
Take bold steps to celebrate your worth. First, recognize you are just as good as anyone else in the room. You are not beneath anyone, nor should you “feel lucky” that someone chooses to spend time in your presence.
This suggestion may leave you feeling uneasy, but it should not. Becoming self-reliant does not mean you have to discard the importance of having caring and loving people in your life. Instead, you learn how to make decisions and problem-solve for yourself. It means allowing yourself to make mistakes and learn from them.
These are just five steps to creating self-empowerment. Your journey likely will not be easy, but it will help shape you and how you move in the world, you make for yourself.