Success Principle # 64
Empower Yourself By
“If your actions create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more, then you are an excellent leader.”—Dolly Parton
This is the last chapter (principle) in the book, “The Success Principles,” by Jack Canfield. He suggests that you read this book over and over several times. In so doing you will reinforce what you’ve learned and you will very likely discover something new, some concept that did not quite register the first time you read the book. I bear witness. Canfield also suggests that you give a copy of the book to your employees, team members, and family members.
You’ll be amazed at how radically you can change a group by having everyone using the same principles at the same time.
The greatest gift you can give anyone is the gift of empowerment and love. What could be more loving than helping people get free from their limiting beliefs and ignorance about success, and empowering them to create the life they truly want from the depths of their soul?
So many people currently live in a state of resignation or despair. We all have the power within to us to create the life we want, the life we dream about, the life we were born to live. We all deserve to fulfill our potential and manifest our true destiny. It is our birthright, but it must be claimed. It must be earned through hard work, and part of that work is first learning and then living by time-tested and ageless principles that are guaranteed to bring about our desired results. These principles have been passed down from person to person by mentors, teachers, coaches and books, seminars and audio programs. What if every person who impacts your life gave up complaining, took full responsibility for themselves and their lives, and started creating the lives of their dreams? People would take 100% responsibility for their lives and the results they produce or do not produce. They would be clear about their visions and their goals. In short, the world would work.
The greatest contribution you can make to the world is to grow in self-awareness, self-realization, and the power to manifest your own heartfelt dreams and desires. The next greatest thing you can do is to help others do the same. The very purpose of, “The Success Principles,” is to inspire and to empower others to live their highest vision in a context of love and joy.
“If you would thoroughly know anything, teach it to others.”—Tyron Edwards American Theologian
One of the most powerful ways to learn anything is to teach it to others. It requires you to clarify your ideas, confront inconsistencies in your own thinking, and more closely walk your talk. But, more importantly, it requires you to read, study, and speak the information over and over again. The resulting repetition reinforces your own learning.
When You Lift Up Others
They Will Lift You Up
And here is another benefit—the more your help other people succeed in life, the more they will want to help you succeed. The people who teach success strategies are so successful because they have helped so many people get what they want. People naturally support those who have supported them. The same will be true for you. A wise teacher once taught, to be a student to those above me, a teacher to those below me, and a fellow traveler and helpmate to those on the same level. That is good advice for all of us. Begin where you are.
Have a productive day!
“If you think you’re too small to have an impact, try going to bed with a mosquito in the room.” —Anita Roddick, Founder of the Body Shop (with 1,980 stores serving over 77 million customers)
“As we look ahead into the next century, leaders will be those who empower others.” —Bill Gates-Microsoft
“Leaders become great, not because of their power, but because of their ability to empower others.” —John C. Maxell
“The beauty of empowering others is that your own power is not diminished in the process.” —Barbara Coloroso
“One of the greatest things you can do to help others is not just to share and give them what you have, but to help them discover what they have within themselves to help themselves.” —Rita Zahara