RECLAIM YOUR LIFE AND START LIVING THE LIFE YOU HAVE ALWAYS DREAMED OF LIVING!
Take this quick test to see how likely it is that you get what you want. Check off the statements that you agree with.
___ Most of the time I doubt what my needs and wants are.
___ I often daydream, but don’t believe that what I dream about could happen to me.
___When things go right, I give others the credit.
___ I don’t believe that I have it in me to be the person I want to be.
___For me to understand myself would probably take years of psychotherapy.
___To imagine being satisfied with life would be selfish.
___To feel better with other people, they would have to change the way they treat me.
___Most of the time I depend on others to know who I am and what I can achieve.
___I often have trouble making decisions for myself.
___It rarely make plans for my life to be more satisfying.
If you checked most of the above statements you may benefit from taking a good look at how you perceive yourself and your possibilities for a more satisfying life.
THE EMPOWERMENT PROCESS IS THE PROCESS WHERE YOU ARE TAKING BACK THE POWER THAT RIGHTFULLY BELONGS TO YOU.
Power is your birthright. You were meant to live the life you want and do the things you love to do. We all have personal power even though we don’t always know it, and we don’t always act as the powerful people we are. To be the powerful person that you truly are, you need to sharpen your tools and aim them in the right direction. You are always creating – but are you creating the life you want? When you make your choices consciously you use your power in your own interest: to achieve goals, make your dream a reality, and create positive visions for the future.
To be empowered is to regard self as valuable and capable of creating the life you dream about living. Knowing that if you treat yourself as the powerful person you are, you will get stronger, and you will reach your goals.
CONNECTION TO AUTHENTIC SELF
When you are able to define yourself, be yourself, and act according to what you truly believe is important to you, you are connected to authentic self. If you don’t have an intimate relationship with yourself it is not very likely that you’ll feel and act powerful and in control. By focusing on what you feel, think and believe about yourself and the world around you, you’re being aware of self. Focusing on self is not the same as being selfish without regard to others. It is to be authentic – To be, respect and act in accordance with whom you truly are.
Put primary energy into clarifying own beliefs, values and life goals. Connecting to authentic self is the foundation of the empowerment process.
APPRECIATION OF SELF
Appreciation is for us what the sun is for plants. We all have strengths, abilities, resources, skills and special talents or gifts. When we are appreciated, we will develop our full potential. Focusing on strength and abilities highlights the best of what we have. By over-focusing on problems and weaknesses, we tend to create more problems and think and feel inferior.
What you focus on becomes your reality. Appreciation of self is the first step in the empowerment process.
INTIMACY AND CONNECTING TO OTHERS
If we are able to be intimate with self – meaning connected to our authentic self – we can create real intimacy in our relationship to other people. We can be more intimate in our relationship to others by defining who we are first, and second, communicating what we would like them to give us. Our capacity to take a real interest in how other people think and feel is going to make it easier for us to understand where they are coming from.
Intimacy is created between two people when they make the effort to get to know each other’s beliefs and values, and when they learn to respect each other’s differences. Connecting to others in authentic ways is the second step in the empowerment process.
AWARENESS OF DIRECTION
Knowing what you want and making the effort to plan how to get it are crucial steps in the empowerment process. Sometimes the experience of a crisis or disruption helps you realize that something is missing in your life. It gives you the opportunity to reflect on your present life and how you want it to be. By allowing dreams about a better life into your awareness, you can take the parts that stand out as more important aspects and translate these dream-aspects into goals and steps to take to reach your goals. When you begin to pay attention to your dreams (day or night), they change from blurry ideas to clear pictures of what you truly desire.
Writing down dreams and translating them into goals and steps to take to get where you want to be, is an act of empowerment. Knowing what you want and awareness of direction is the third step in the empowerment process.
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