How to Empower Yourself and Others
Empowering yourself or others means to enable or inspire the drive to achieve goals or aspirations. When you feel empowered you believe that you can achieve your goals and are in control of your life. Creating self-confidence and strength to handle any challenge life throws at you.
Ask for Feedback and Constructive Criticism
If you want to improve quickly, one of the best ways is to ask for feedback and constructive criticism from those who want you to succeed. Find a mentor or work superiors to gain new knowledge, skills, and ideas. Ask where you can improve and how they would do it if they were in your shoes.
Be Honest and Trustworthy
Always live life and every act with integrity. It would help if you were the example for yourself and others to inspire and keep people at their best. Integrity is about being honest and trustworthy, no matter the consequences. It's about the ability to be accountable to truly learn and grow.
Be and Spread Positivity
Empowerment is about encouraging others to achieve their goals and go after their life's dreams. Being negative will only repel people and make them believe it's not worth it. Be positive and spread positivity to inspire others to do the same.
Be kind to yourself and others. Allow people and yourself to make mistakes. Recognize that no one is perfect, and it is an impossible expectation. When you are kind, people will be more open to your advice.
Show Your Appreciation
Always show your appreciation for what others do for you by verbally telling people thank you. Let those around you that you appreciate their time, hard work, and efforts. This makes people feel valued and wants to continue to do and be a better person.
Be Confident but Not Egotistical
People love and attract confident people. It is inspirational to see others tackle what seems to be challenging situations with ease and no care in the world. However, it can easily turn egotistical and cause the opposite reaction.
Be careful with the information you provide and recognize your limitation. To empower doesn't mean to be an expert and gain an advantage over others. Only provide information you know to be true and encourage them to find additional reputable sources of information.
Making yourself and others feel more empowered can change more lives than you can imagine. When each person encourages others, the number of people that benefit from your gesture to share your empowerment increases greatly. Start empowering yourself and others today.