Disempowerment; What does it mean? It is the act of you taking away your own personal power! You are actually the only person who can. When you use certain words and think certain thoughts you “DIS”-empower yourself and make everything harder than it needs to be in your life.
Every time you think, “I can’t do this,” you are creating your own reality, and that makes you exactly right. You can’t! When you tell yourself that you don’t deserve something then you don’t. It really is as simple as that. What you tell yourself is true. It is your reality and you are making it a lot harder for yourself than it needs to be.
The truth is that people can’t take away your empowerment unless you allow them to. You are the captain of your ship even if you can’t see it and even if your ship is adrift. When you learn that you can pilot your ship in any direction that you choose, you begin to take back that empowerment and create a wonderful life for yourself. You create it through your beliefs about yourself and the words that you say to yourself. You can do anything that you believe you can. Disempowerment is when you tell yourself all the things that you CAN’T do.
Begin to listen to yourself, really listen to what you say to yourself and what you say to others about yourself. Learn that what you say is what creates your life. If you begin to see that the words that you use when you are talking about yourself are true, hopefully you will begin to change them in order to change your reality. This includes jokes that you make at your own expense! Putting yourself down using humor is like wearing a neon sign that says, “I have low self esteem! I will make fun of myself before you can make fun of me!” You may be the life of the party doing this, but you are never going to empower your life.
Stop “diss-ing” yourself! Change the disempowering words to empowering ones and create the reality that you deserve.
Connie Lee Clark