Thursday 9 July 2015


How empowered we feel is grounded in how we see ourselves and life. Here is an exercise to give you a taste of how, by changing our perception, we can change how empowered we feel. Imagine a rack of 3-D glasses before you. One is labelled 'happy go lucky' and the other 'the complainer.' Then there is the optimist, pessimist, joker, drama queen and so on. Now take a situation, first put on 'the pessimist' pair of glasses. How does it look? How do you feel? Now swap those glasses for those of the optimist, complainer or any others you fancy. Just notice how different you feel in being able to, face and handle the situation, depending on the glasses you are wearing. Our point of empowerment lies in our inner world. It becomes a game of changing how we identify ourselves. The more aware we become, of how the way we are seeing influences how we feel, the more we can become designers of our own destinies.