The Role of Empowerment in Women Achieving their Dreams.
In most living organisms lie an inclination to reach higher forms of existence, and this is evident in their different strategic responses to stimuli in their environment. For some, such organic desire propels them to more intentionally plan toward maximising the possibilities ingrained in their nature. As a matter of fact, humans fall in this category. Their day-to-day actions indicate a strong drive to accomplish more, which is confirmed by the philosophical and scientific surge that has significantly improved normal modes of operation such as moral living, treatment of illnesses, communication, mobility, and so on. Nevertheless, there seems to be a view circulated in many parts of the world that the class of women lack a natural claim to being all that they can possibly be and are better suited as marriage materials and to bear children. This piece contends women can transcend that notion and achieve their dreams with the incorporation of empowerment.
The concept “dream” has both psychological and personal meanings. In the former, dream is understood to be a replay of external experiences or conceived thoughts residing in the subconscious part of our minds. That is, dream is a mere mental recollection that occurs usually in an unconscious state. Whereas in the latter, dream is a mental picture of where one wants to be that is filled with fulfillment; a vision of self-optimisation and desired individual impact. These two meanings possess a degree of harmony in that they take place in the human mind and dissonance in that they operate with unconsciousness and consciousness respectively. Thus, dream in an individual context—in this case women—requires utmost deliberateness. But can you give what you don’t have? Empowerment in form of a prior orientation of the women folk to dream beyond cultural expectations then becomes necessary.
In this situation, empowerment of the mind, which entails equipping the average woman with a powerful drive within to make a difference, is foundational and crucial. With how fashionable looking down on the feminine gender has become, it is imperative to orientate and re-orientate the average woman to examine and evaluate herself, discern her strengths and talents, and pursue its optimum usage in conformity with viable set goals contained in her dreams. It is the ignorance of such a mindset that leads to low self-esteem, negativity, lack of self-belief, and underachievement; mixing up with like-minded people can aid sustain a spirit of working hard at your robust self-belief. Thus, the importance of empowering women to develop an internal self-motivated mechanism, which beams courage to stay focused, cannot be overstressed.
However, dreaming big is in sync with the inborn human gravitation towards exploring all its potentials, including women. Mental or cognitive empowerment touches the core of “womanness” and elicits a reaction of yearning to topple conventional anticipation. This positions women to build a firm foundation with bricks of underestimation thrown at them and disregard the disapproving voices which tell them they can’t.