February 10, 2016 3 min read 4 Comments

It is a question that I have been pondering for years. In fact, it is the reason that I do the work that I do around the world. I believe that we were all created to live an empowered life. Unfortunately, most people are living a meaningless existence and living below their true potential. Until we wake up to the amazing truth that we were created to be more we will continue to live in defeat. You can make a decision today to live an empowered life.

1. Empowerment starts with identifying that something needs to change. Years ago I made a powerful discovery about my life. I was tired of where I was. I knew that something needed to change in my life. We have all been there. Insanity has been defined as doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. I learned that day that my reflection of my life determined the results I produced in my life. What we reflect on becomes real. I learned that I could reverse the cycle and reclaim the moments of my life.

2. Empowerment will challenge your beliefs. I wish I could tell you that empowerment was easy. Many people look at my life and say that I make it look so simple. While I am an author, award-winning entrepreneur and respected thought leader, it has taken many years to get to this point. I remember in the early years living in a psychological prison. Every time I attempted to gain momentum my mindset would send me spiraling into incessant cycles of defeat. It dawned on me that I had to first detoxify my mind before I could develop it. Toxicity gets into the belief system and interrupts the transformation process. If you don’t get rid of the toxic beliefs you will terminate the possibility of breakthrough.

3. Empowerment will rewrite what is acceptable for your life. If we are perfectly honest most people are not living up to their potential. Truthfully, some people have reached such a low place in their lives that don’t even believe that they have potential. However, the wonderful thing about empowerment is that it changes the path of your life. Years ago I would have been content with just getting by and making it. I now know that this is a defeat mentality. We were not created to just get by. We were created to thrive and prosper. Knowing the power that I possess to produce limitless possibilities challenged what was acceptable for my life. I could no longer hang around with ducks and geese when I knew I was an eagle. Your context will always determine what comes into your life.

4. Empowerment will give your life reach. When you live with a defeat mentality you subscribe to the myth of my four and no more. On the other hand, when you live empowered you realize that success is not selfish. It is not about personal satisfaction but planting seeds that empower everyone to prosper and produce greatness. One of the greatest treasures in the world is to live a life that transforms everything it touches. So what are you waiting for? Why not exchange ashes for beauty and fear for strength? You haven’t really lived until you have lived empowered!

 

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4 Responses

Lucas M
Lucas M

February 13, 2016

I need to get my daughter to read this. She’s just gotten out of a bad relationship, and is pretty down on herself. She needs to find the person she was before this man broke her. And I think reading this will give her that little push to realize all he said to her is NOT true. She’s already taken the step in the right direction by leaving him, now she just needs to heal. Good job on the post.

Brandon W
Brandon W

February 13, 2016

Man, this is good. It is freeing to finally empower yourself. My girl has always told me I have so much more to offer, and I finally listened to her words and did what I’ve always wanted to. And have been at it for 5 years now, and have never been happier. See the potential in yourself that others do.

Tessa Jackson
Tessa Jackson

February 12, 2016

I really needed to read something like this….my life has been in a shambles the last few months. And for some strange reason, a friend sent me this link. Came here, and felt something come alive inside. I was meant to read this, and I was meant to do what I’ve be contemplating. I truly feel that this all happened for a reason. Great post. TJ :)

Ann
Ann

February 12, 2016

Great post here! And so true! So many people do not live up to their potential because of various reasons…..and it’s sad. If you’re given a God-given gift, then you are obligated to share your experiences and knowledge with others. I understand it is hard to take that first step, but once you’ve done it….everything else just falls into place.

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