Are you undervaluing your abilities? Doubting yourself with every decision? Believing you can’t have what you want in life? These are all signs pointing to the fact that you don’t feel self-empowered. If that’s the case, it’s time to take steps to build confidence, strength and, ultimately, your full potential.
Empowerment comes from pursuing your passions.
1. Know your passion and pursue it
One of the biggest obstacles to self-empowerment, is neglecting to follow your passions. Whether that’s wanting to be a millionaire or being able to spend more time with family, not doing so will keep you feeling unfulfilled. And, as a result, disempowered. Forget about the ‘shoulds’ and ‘what ifs’. Living in that space is a waste of time and only leads to excuses. Take small steps every day to pursue what you really love and you’ll find instant empowerment.
2. Write down your accomplishments
No matter who you are or what you do, you have achieved throughout your life. This is easy to forget, when you’re feeling stuck as to how to reach your next goal. If you forget, you’ll start to feel inadequate and lose the strength you need to move forward. List everything you’ve ever achieved and read it, regularly. Congratulate yourself on being fabulous, so that you’re always aware you can do it again.
Looking after yourself physically and mentally, boosts self-empowerment.
3. Invest in yourself as standard
Investing in yourself isn’t about treating yourself to a massage, once a year on holidays.
Investing in yourself isn’t about treating yourself to a massage, once a year on holidays. To feel empowered, you need to commit to doing so, everyday. Are you eating healthy food to nourish your body? Exercising? Noting how you spend your money and whether you could handle your finances better? You are the only person in control of these aspects of your life and it’s only when you firmly take the reigns by investing in yourself, that you feel empowered.
4. Stop comparing yourself with others
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If you want to feel completely disempowered, compare yourself to a friend who has the partner, job, house, car or body you want. Worse, compare yourself to something that’s represented in the media. Success looks easy on the surface, but it rarely is. More importantly, someone else’s success has nothing to do with yours. Knock this non-productive habit on the head, by mentally reframing your response, when you see something you want, but don’t have. For example, if you think, “What’s wrong with me, that I don’t have enough money for a holiday?” Change it to, “I’d love to afford holiday, what steps can I take financially to get there?”
When you know what makes you happiest and actively pursue it, value your accomplishments, invest in yourself and focus on how to get what you want, rather than on what you don’t have, self-empowerment can’t help but follow.
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