Empowerment is very different than entitlement. While entitlement is a selfish emotion that focuses energies from outside in, empowerment is a liberating feeling that radiates energies from inside out. the frightening part is people who don't understand this difference and feel entitled to things that haven't been earned and are experts at excuses for why things go wrong. Here's the kicker, so many "empowered" quotes and images out there are encouraging readers to "always be strong", "don't let anyone change what you believe" "your thoughts are all that matter" are teaching the "entitled mindset" to be arrogant, un-trainable and unaccountable for their actions and choices.
Many of the graphics and "empowerment" quotes float around FB gaining hundreds of likes and shares and because they fall short- they are feeding into those entitlement egos.
Here is an album of some of my favorite quotes.
I took the liberty to elaborate on a handful of them that I think fall short. Enjoy!
- It’s ok to be unapologetic if you are factually right.
- Never apologize for anything- unless you’re flat out wrong.
- Never change for anyone- unless you want to keep relationships.
- Don’t compromise your integrity- but compromise to maintain your character.
- You are Superwoman/Superman! Unless you are standing on the efforts of someone else- then you are just a coward.
- Letting go of thoughts that do not make you strong is an art, unless it’s an exam, test or work critique or deadline, then you’re screwed.
- Always be yourself- unless you are a crappy person- then you need to be better.
- Life becomes easier when you delete negative people from it- unless it’s your boss- then your bills will become very hard to pay without a job.
- The only way to do great work is to love what you do. But if you are terrible at what you love, no one will pay you for doing it.
- Those who mistake confidence for arrogance will be the ones with the most excuses for why things went wrong.
- Those that “do their best” but fail more than half the time need to study/practice more or find something new to do.