“One of the most courageous things you can do is identify yourself, know who you are, what you believe in and where you want to go.”
Sheila Murray Bethel
Personal empowerment is about deriving the strength to do things through your own thoughts, because you know what is best for you.
We can begin to empower ourselves by developing self reliance and fulfill our potential when we;
Assume responsibility. Take the blame for things that are your fault; look after your own work; plan your own time; depend on yourself to get things done.
Be informed. If you do not know some vital piece of information, find it out. Ask. Get the facts you need to make smart decisions. Knowledge gives you power. Ignorance puts you at the mercy of others.
Know where you are going. Set goals. Have a long term plan so that you understand the general course you are trying to make through life. Do not simply react passively to the world around you.
Make your own decisions. Develop the ability to think for yourself. Do not rely on others to make choices for you – that is a sure route to unhappiness. Be decisive.
“you can, you should, and if you’re brave enough to start, you will.”