Friday, November 9, 2012

The Empowerment Process

“Some men have thousands of reasons why
they cannot do what they want to,
when all they need is one reason
why they can”

Empowerment is a multi-dimensional social process that helps people gain control over their own lives. It is a process that fosters power (the capacity to implement) in people for use in their own lives, their communities, and in their society, by acting on issues that they define as important.

We all want to believe that we are in control of our lives, but we all realize there are macro forces that always seem to interfere with our desired outcome given particular situations. I refer to these forces as "obstacles".

Why is Empowerment important and what is "Self-Empowerment?

As leaders at work or as owners of our company, we want to empower our employees so that they become competent self-starters and contribute benefically to our operation.

As parents, we want to empower our children to assure us that they believe in themselves and their abilities and will be able to fend for themselves and contribute to society once they leave the nest.

As individuals, we need to empower ourselves and eliminate doubt, fear and self-inflicted (and often times, not so flattering) negative beliefs in ourselves that ultimately limit our productivity and therefore success in our lives. (This is referred to as "Self-Empowerment").

We all tend to forget the FACT that each of us are capable of accomplishing great things in our lifetime! Many times our biggest obstacle is ourselves.

Once a person tosses aside fear, excuses, worry and self-doubt, they gain a better ability to not only see their goals and aspirations in clearer perspective, they have much better focus on what is important and subsequently, which actions they need to take to pursue those things that matter in their life….a better job, starting a company, more travel, better relationships, more exercise, the list goes on, and on……

As a unique individual in this world with talents that only you possess, what’s holding you back from achieving your dreams? Time keeps on ticking, and you deserve success as much as the next person, but..... you HAVE to truly commit to believe in yourself and your abilities first!

Remember, ultimately, you owe it to yourself not to settle for anything less than what you deserve—you become what you sow!

Here are links to 2 websites that I believe are good resources for people desirous of achieving their maximum potential. This site has a great daily” Promise List” you can print out. ...great quote site!