Be Empowered Before Empowering Others
Are you finding your personal fuel tank is always running on empty because you are trying to do it all yourself?
In your quest for success, there are things that you will not be able to accomplish by yourself alone or really should simply give to others. It is important that you seek the help of others. If you enlist the help of others, this will help you give back more because you have more time to do other things -- things that you do best. This way, you will be a source of empowerment to others. You have to be empowered first in order to empower others and give them some of the powers you have. You may impart the tools you have used in empowering your self in order for people to get things done.
The people that are close to you would be the first in line to be empowered by you. You give much to them; also ask them to support you as well. They could be your family members or friends. In order to reach the top, you must seek the support of these people that you love. If you don't have the support from these people, then it would be very hard for you to accomplish things by your self. Basically, you need to be empowered before empowering others.
The people next in line to benefit from your empowerment are your colleagues and associates at work. If you are a source of empowerment, people will look up to you and ask for direction and for your guidance. Sometimes, you may not even be aware of it but you have created an impact on the lives of other people around you. You may have helped them in more ways than one.
But you also have to be a source of inspiration so that you can empower others, andat the same time, you must also be inspired too. First, you have to identify your goals and be inspired to work on them. Your experience is the result of your every action. Once you have the experience and the maturity, you can now empower others around you effectively. A mentor is a good example of a person who empowers others while empowering himself. He will not be able to inspire others to be better persons if he himself is not a good example for them to follow.
We all need to fuel our own tank, to ask for what we need from those around us so that we can feel inspirited, empowered and be willing to support others as well.