In a world that has been overwhelmed by mismanagement, greed and unnecessary waste, it’s now more important than ever that we help re-build our world in a positive way. By implementing practices that are designed to empower our lives, we not only change ourselves, we change the world! Below are empowering principles that will change your life: Integrity One of the qualities that true ‘world-shapers’ value highly is integrity. Walking our talk means that our words and actions align and we deliver. Often this means clearing our slate from past negative experiences which frees our mind and emotions to move forward positively. You will then be open to attaining a deeper, richer and more fulfilling experience of life. Now, more than at any other time in history, you have the opportunity to thoroughly assess your life and to become greater than you ever imagined! Awareness Self-awareness is setting your intentions with clarity. No matter what it is you do in life, you’re either living ‘awake’ or ‘asleep’ to your daily thoughts, words and actions. By choosing to set your intentions clearly each day, you actually set a standard or expectation that affects you every moment of the day. This is the essence of living with purpose. Intention leads to action - either positive or negative – so choose your intention with care. Break your intentions into segments with affirmative statements such as: “Today I intend to feel magnificent.” “Today I intend to radiate love.” “Today I intend to express gratitude.” Etc Leadership By living with integrity and clear intention you’re all set to become a leader. Your new-found sense of leadership automatically opens up new doors and paths to greatness. You will begin to speak differently and see with wider vision. People you know will begin to relate to you in a more enhanced way because you are living on a higher or more advanced level. You now move in life with confidence, knowing that you trust yourself and have the ability to lead others as others sense they can trust you. Vision Visionaries articulate their dream (or purpose) in a way that others comprehend with ease. Accompanied with passion and determination, a vision ignites us from within and radiates outwardly - inspiring people to participate – bringing the vision to fruition. Vision is intended to have a positive impact. At times, visions contain ‘radical messages’ that are not always popular but, as we have observed throughout history, visionaries hold true to their beliefs, are inspired by faith and bring their dream to fruition by the courage of their convictions. Discernment Every choice and decision you make rests upon your ability to discern and take appropriate action. By assessing your life – even if it’s only over a one week period - you can actually see what decisions you have made and on what thoughts and feelings they were based. You can then progress to larger time frames to ensure the decisions you are making are based on discernment – not illusion. Some people mistake discernment for judgment – but they are worlds apart. Discernment is based on observing what we say and what we do ourselves. Judgment is usually based on what others say and do – see the difference? We can assess or judge the actions of others and then discern whether those actions are appropriate and acceptable for us to replicate. Now that you have finished reading my article, I want you to ask yourself this question – “How serious am I about becoming great and making a positive impact?” So, what are you currently doing to make that your reality? Take a few moments to write down one thing that you’ll commit to doing today and set a time to do it. I believe that YOU can become a great leader!