Empowerment is regarded as a desirable state to be attained, however, it’s good to first know how to empower ourselves before being empowered. Having powers over one’s life is what may be proper meaning of the term to be empowered, however, this power above his life does not overlap the other people’s power over their lives, it’s having the maturity to be oneself in the midst of others. This is also to mean that one is able to take responsibility for his life and also being active for his life, this does not, however, mean to be so isolated since we are empowered and be island of our own.
Empowerment training is by understanding our own truth, that is to know who we rely on are, this is what Is commonly known as self -knowledge when anyone understands that fact and trusts it its powerful stuff to start with. Knowing the obstacles that hinder people from attaining their full potential in empowerment is a good thing since it will help us know better how to improve on such weakness and attain one’s empowerment fully. The status quo in the world today of social thinking is one major hindrance of reaching empowerment expected of us, the world set up as it is today has conditioned us to give out our powers, that’s why people hardly question what they think may be wrong but its assumed to be right.
Low esteem is another major contributing factor to failure to attain empowerment, having self-doubts, lack to appreciate one’s self, and low self-esteem, all this will block our way of becoming empowered. On that point we can also note that ignorance that is unable to identify once self is also contributory to lack of empowerment, it’s not possible to empower ourselves if we don’t understand ourself. Not only does fear prevents us from reaching our desired goal but also prevents us from being self-reliant and clouds our sight such that we are unable to reach our potential, therefore it would be quite in order if let go of the fear and reach towards our goal of realizing our power.
Empowerment can not be reached if one is not knowledgeable ,lack of knowledge is yet another factor that highly hinders empowerment, but with correct knowledge one has chances of being empowered and not only does he empower himself but also he adds knowledge to his store.