Everyone has inside of her a piece of good news. The good news is that you don’t know how great you can be! How much you can love! What you can accomplish! And what your potential is!” – Anne Frank.
This week I was asked, what makes an empowered woman?
The meaning of an empowered woman to me is; choosing to be strong, confident & knowing what is rightfully yours. Having the authority or power to be what your heart desires and the insight to the truth of what you were created for.
Every woman has the ability to take charge of her life with grace, strength, and confidence—including you. That’s right, the power to be happy and fulfilled lies in your own hands. So why not live the life of your dreams?
Here are some simple positive tips to get you started …..
5 Tips on How to Become a Positively Empowered Woman
1) Be Self Aware & Know Your Self Worth:
An empowered woman knows who she is. Many women today feel as though they have lost themselves. Maybe they gave too much in a relationship that didn’t work out. Maybe they put too much time into work and not enough time into themselves. Whether you are a man or a woman what makes a difference is working harder on yourself than you do on your job. Women need to spend some time getting to know themselves. Knowing yourself & giving yourself time goes way beyond what you do or achieve. Valuing who you are and understanding your own strengths and weaknesses. The empowered woman gives herself time to develop self mastery and knows it is a never ending journey.
2) Have A Learning Attitude:
Never ever stop learning. Freeing and expanding your mind is one of the most imperative steps towards empowering yourself, so educate yourself in any way you can. Even if you don’t have a formal education there are still plenty of ways to increase your knowledge on your own. Taking the initiative to teach yourself something new is one of the most empowering things you can do. Read books, go to the library or a bookstore, join a book club, or do research on the Internet. Explore an area you have never explored before. Look for workshops or drop by your local institutes to see what classes they have to offer. Read a few pages a day or listen 10 minutes of audio books on the go. A woman dedicated to learning is an empowered woman.
3) Set GOALS for yourself;
An empowered woman knows what she wants. This means that she has goals and dreams for her life. They may or may not include marriage, a family, or rising up the career ladder. Regardless of what the goals are, the empowered woman knows what she wants out of life. This enables her to act in ways that will move her closer to these goals. She knows where she is going even if she has to steer round life’s obstacles. No matter what the goals are, having them clearly mentally defined enables the empowered woman to go after what she wants. Do you know where you are going?
4) Be Independent:
When was the last time you left your house without your cell phone? Have you ever gone to a restaurant and had dinner all alone with just your awesome self for company? Solitude is a wonderful thing. Being comfortable with who you are, and knowing that you are strong enough to face any situation on your own, is an empowering feeling. It doesn’t matter whether you have a partner or not. Enjoying YOU time energizes your spirit in endless ways. Don’t let not having a partner or special someone to share things with stop you from doing everything you want to do. Treat yourself to a movie or a weekend getaway for one. Make it a goal to try something new that you wouldn’t normally do alone. While you’re out there living it up you’ll be building confidence and increasing your chances of knowing yourself a lot better.
5) Dream Big & Empower Others:
Don’t be afraid to go after your dreams. No dream is too big or unobtainable. An empowered woman believes & knows that she can accomplish anything she sets out to do, it is simply a matter of perseverance, believing in yourself, and following your heart. If you truly believe in your dreams you can make them happen. But in order to do this you must try. Consider making a vision board to express and remind yourself of all the goals you would like to accomplish. Listen to your heart, it was put there to empower you. An empowered woman empowers others. This the most rewarding of all. An empowered woman will encourage other women to work towards what they want. She doesn’t pull people down but instead helps them to discover their full potential. This enables her to contribute positively to the lives of other women that she knows. No one can guide others to empowerment until they have experienced it themselves.