Incredible change happens in your life when you decide to take control of what you do have power over instead of craving control over what you don’t. ~Steve Maraboli
Want to be happy? It’s extremely important to have a sense of personal power because it’s directly related to your happiness, self-fulfillment and personal success.
Your path to self-empowerment is going to be unique to your circumstances. It will depend on your experiences as well as all the other things you have learned from teachers, mentors, family and friends.
To put it simply:
Personal empowerment = High self-esteem
High self-esteem = True happiness and personal success
And if those things are not enough, there’s another huge payoff for learning personal empowerment: You can not teach what you do not know. But, once you have mastered this, you are more likely to share your true happiness and personal success with so many people that you care about. In turn, they will share with others what they have learned from you.
This can have bigger implications for you if you are a mom or you plan to be one. Actually, if you nurture kids and teens in some capacity, teaching them personal empowerment strategies can have far-reaching effects in their lives and the lives of so many people in their communities.
Self-empowered kids tend to grow up to be happy, well-adjusted adults. They tend to raise happy, well-adjusted children of their own. They also tend to be good citizens — instead of causing problems for the community, they tend to make a difference in other people’s lives.
I strongly believe that teaching young people self-empowerment can be one of the best anti-drug we can offer them. We can not shield our children from the toxic elements in the world. But, we can “inoculate” their hearts and minds to help them fight off potential harm and evil that may come their way.
I do realize that we will always be exposed to some people around us who are just evil for whatever reason — they don’t take responsibility for their actions; instead, they tend to always blame others or society for their evil ways.
What is remarkable is not that we have evil people amongst us… what is more remarkable is that there is capacity for doing good in so many people. It is human nature to want to make a difference in other people’s lives… and to feel good about it.
By becoming self-empowered and teaching our children personal empowerment strategies, we can increase the chances of having more people in our local and global community with greater capacity for doing good.