Fact of life is that there will be people, things, and situations that challenge you. Your thinking, what you value and what you believe in will be tested. It’s up to you to decide the outcome and how you choose to handle each situation as it arises. Some strong women like Kimberly Byrd Philadelphia faced life’s challenges and now they are inspiration for others.
Once you decide to have a positive attitude and that you will see each challenge as an opportunity to grow into a better person, you have then taken the first step to becoming self-empowered; which means to give power, authority, and ability to yourself.
I would like to share with you what I call tips, tools and tidbits of information that will help you on your journey to becoming self-empowered.
Decide to clear your mind from self doubt. When you believe that a challenge can be turned into an opportunity, that’s step one. Allow yourself to focus on what’s ahead. Setting your goals toward a bright future can give you the energy you need to face any challenge and turn it into an opportunity for growth.
Let go of past thoughts and hurtful memories. Making a decision to forgive and forget a situation that has brought you pain in the past is the best way to move forward. Choose to let go of the “dead weight” of holding on to the heavy and mentally draining burden of negative emotions. Free that space in your mind for good memories and better times. Surround yourself with empowering tools. Positive books, CDs, tapes, magazines, websites, tv shows, videos, and more can all be great ways to keep you going in the right direction on your self-empowerment journey. Check out free resources like your local (and school) library to see the endless variety of self-help books, how-to guides, and other empowerment resources. You may be surprised at how much you will be inspired using these empowering tools.