In this post, we take a close look at three ways we can become personally empowered, meaning – we have greater confidence, a better self image, higher standards, more hope and more patience.
Personal development and personal empowerment both start when increased self love. If we want to improve any aspect of our life we must start from the inside. Here are 3 steps for personal empowerment.
1. Increase your self love. The most important step! Any change we want to make comes from self love. The question is: how do we increase our self love? Are we looking in the mirror saying ‘I love you’ 100 times. Maybe. If that works for you – say it until you believe it. Others might write. Write down all that you love about yourself and all that is good in your life. Others might meditate about what they appreciate in their life. However you go about doing it, gratitude is the way. Be thankful for all that you have and all that you are in this present moment. Love yourself unconditionally – regardless of the mistakes, regrets and disappointments. Allow yourself to be imperfect and make mistakes, while at the same time, love yourself perfectly.
|“Love yourself first and everything else falls into line. You really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world”. -Lucile ball|
2. Raise your standards. Realize that in order for you to love yourself more, to be at your best – you must carry yourself in a way that represents that. How you speak to yourself, how to you speak to other people, what you eat, how you present yourself, how you live – raise your standards. Aim to be the most compassionate, loving and forgiving person you know. Aim to be the most optimistic and thankful person you know. You will feel better and the people who you interact with will feel better when you are around. Raise you standards of who you spend your time with and what you spend your time on.
“If you don’t set a baseline standard for what you’ll accept in life, you’ll find it’s easy to slip into behaviors and attitudes or a quality of life that’s far below what you deserve.” -Tony Robbins
3. Enjoy the process. The commitment to improve can be made in an instant but the work takes time. Enjoy the process. There will be setbacks, frustrations, haters and doubts, but it’s all about what you do next. Whatever happens along your path, remember that your will be defined by what you do next. Your path is a series of moments and experiences – enjoy them. Don’t rush the process, love your progress.
If you are facing in the right direction, all you need to do is keep on walking.– Buddhist saying