Women Empowerment...

A Journey Worth Taking

When it comes to Women empowerment, it may not only mean that a woman is taking charge of her life, but that she is fighting for equality.

Part 1 of 2

You read and hear a lot about empowerment.  It’s a hot topic these days.  First, let’s look at empowerment definition: “It is a way for people to take charge of their lives and achieve success by taking responsibility for themselves and for their actions”.  However, for women the term can take a different meaning...as I said previously. 

Women have come a long way, but there are still those who view stay at home moms as “just housewives” and women in business as being lesser than male counterparts.  For women, empowerment is about more than just taking charge of their lives, it often means overcoming lingering stereotypes that continue to persist.

Boost Self-Esteem

When you empower yourself, it boosts your self-esteemHigher self-esteem is a building block for a successful life and for being happy.   Self-validation is contagious, in a good way.  The more you reflect it, the more you will inspire others.  Your journey will encourage and help others on the same journey. Happiness is the kind of thing that you want to spread and encourage… and it is the best defense against negativity and energy vampires.

You are not in charge of anybody else’s happiness, so never let anybody be in charge of your own happiness.

The only person who can make you happy is yourself.  Empowerment begins with you loving yourself for who you are, not who you want to be.  Learn to accept yourself, even your flaws.  Accepting your flaws means that you can improve on them.  Self-growth is an inevitable and positive side effect of self-empowerment. 

When you put yourself in charge of your own life, you and you alone are responsible for your happiness, and your sorrows.  Instead of excuses, you will find solutions.  Instead of defeat you will find triumph.  Empowering yourself means that instead of looking for happiness, it finds you. 

Help Others

Women empowerment helps break down gender discrimination barriers.  By being a strong female role model, you will be teaching younger women and girls that they can succeed.  They can do whatever they want; they just need to work for it.  Plus, there is a certain satisfaction to be had for destroying stereotypes and to tumble down the walls of the gender barrier. 

Telling others that they can do something with their lives is one thing.  Showing them how it is possible in another, it has a bigger impact.  When you do not let stereotypes or other roadblocks keep you from your goal, you are sending a powerful message to the people who look up to you.

Helping others empower themselves is a great way to continue to empower yourself.  Helping others is a very good way to help yourself as well, your esteem will soar and so will your confidence in yourself.  It is a journey where the rewards are enough to keep you motivated to continue on.

So the question becomes, how does a woman empower herself?  Continue reading Part 2 of Women Empowerment to find out how…

Go To Women Empowerment, Part 2

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