There is one thing that defines a woman who is successful in her business and personal life…
… and separates her from women who are not successful. Empowerment is the term we use to describe a woman who has been given the tools to succeed and has used them to attain her goals. The empowered woman is a woman who is working hard and achieving the things she wants to achieve and who is enjoying success as she moves from one goal to another. You may think that this does not describe you, but it could!
According to Steve Maraboli, “The empowered woman is powerful beyond measure and beautiful beyond description.” If you have ever seen a truly empowered woman, you know that this is true. Empowerment lends a beauty to a woman that she does not possess otherwise. Therefore it should be a goal for every woman, no matter what her walk in life.
However, many women believe that being empowered is an accident. They think that some women are lucky enough to be placed in situations in which they receive support from their family and employer and somehow become a great and successful business guru. Actually, nothing could be further from the truth! “To empower” is an action word, and it occurs when a woman takes control of her own life and her own destiny.
This is not to say that we do not have some control over empowering others as well. When we empower someone through our words, actions or attitudes, we give them the ability to direct and control their own lives. Empowering someone means setting them free to be what they were intended to be!
In order to enjoy empowerment, however, the empowered woman must take responsibility. This means that she takes on the task of handling the things that directly affect her life and her goals. Being empowered is not about being controlled, but being in control! You have the power inside yourself to be whatever it is you want to be. Do you want to lose 20 pounds? Make $500,000? Be a part of a successful company? Have a supportive and nurturing relationship? Whatever your goals are, they are in your control. You make choices that determine whether you are empowered to achieve these goals or not. Start today making the choices that empower you to reach your dreams, whatever they may be!