Empower Yourself to Empower Others

We’ve all been endowed with equipment that can enable us to empower ourselves to do great things. This equipment comes in the forms of talents, gifts, personality, attitude, physical ability, connections, and more. If we tap into and use this equipment the right way, it has the potential to open up amazing opportunities for us. This is an exciting prospect if you think about it. It saddens me when I see people who don’t realize their potential. There are infinite possibilities within us just waiting to be unleashed, we are just one connection or idea away from it becoming real. Once we know this, we will never be the same again. Everyday is a day of expectation and curiosity because we are actively searching for the next ingredient that will unlock another piece of our destiny.

Once we become empowered in a certain area, it’s necessary to use that power to begin to lift up others who are seeking to more fully know their own power. Humanity suffers when some people are allowed to discover new facets of themselves, while others are not. This is the dilemma with the have’s and the have not’s. I truly believe that our power (and influence) increases when we take the time to light the other human candles around us that are hungry to shine and provide light. Think how silly it would be if only one house or building had power in an entire neighborhood or city. Similarly, it’s not a good look when we are empowered (in power) and those around us are not. Spread the wealth as you are able.


One Common Characteristic of Great People

A lot of the biographies that I’ve read about successful people usually share one common characteristic. At one point in time, these people had to overcome the valley of rejection. It was in these times that they fortified themselves and found something deep inside that caused them to keep pushing even when others didn’t believe in them. It’s hard to overcome rejection, of any form. But I’m starting to see that it is a prerequisite for almost everyone who wants to be great in life (and thereafter). You have to have a strong flame in order to leave a lasting impact, one that will not be put out by the harsh winds of life, indifference of those around you, and the flat out opposition you will face. One has to remain positive in the vast ocean of negativity and mediocrity that so many people accept. And this is no easy task, but then again, if it was easy everyone would do it.