Empowerment and Validation
Updated: Oct 23, 2020
Throughout my life I have found that feeling a sense of empowerment and validation from others has not always been a given. Often times, I have felt as though those two very important words for daily living, have been a constant struggle to obtain.
More often then not, empowerment and validation have been something I’ve had to request routinely, because it wasn’t easily offered up when I needed it the most. To this day, I often find myself asking questions, and expecting validation in return, such as “How does that sound? Or what does that look like?” And that’s okay. We all need that extra boost of confidence to keep us moving forward in a positive direction.
These days I’m baffled when I hear people say, “I don’t need validation.” And I suppose it’s because sometimes we get so caught up in what we don’t need, we often forget what we do. The truth is, we all need to feel validated and empowered, and it doesn’t matter whether we’re young or old, male or female, rich or poor.
To feel empowered and validated on a regular basis is a necessary gift we must give to ourselves, and to one another. It keeps us feeling alive, nurtured and cared for, and moving throughout our day with confidence.
It is the necessary lift we need when we’re feeling alone, down, depressed, hopeless and discouraged. To feel empowered and validated is the constant push of motivation we need from family, friends, co-workers, husbands, wives, girlfriends, boyfriends, etc. It is like, the breath of fresh air we take first thing in the morning when we’re walking out the front door.
So I encourage you today, to take sometime to lift up your fellow brothers and sisters, and let them know that they are worthy of validation and empowerment. And rest assured, your encouraging words will go along way.
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CEO of Black Lines Publishing, LLC