When people feel empowered, they believe in themselves and their ability to control their personal and professional lives. Helping to empower others promotes optimism and a "can-do" spirit that gets things done faster and better.

Self-awareness is important because when we have a better understanding of ourselves, we can experience ourselves as unique and separate individuals. We are then empowered to make changes and build on our areas of strength and identify areas where we would like to make improvements. Self-awareness is often the first step to goal setting. Self-awareness is being conscious of what you're good at while acknowledging what you still have yet to learn. This includes admitting when you don't have the answer and owning up to mistakes.

In our highly competitive culture, this can seem counter-intuitive. Many of us operate on the belief that we must appear as though we know everything all the time, or else people will question our abilities, and then perhaps judge us. If you're honest with yourself, you'll admit that the opposite is true. Because whether you acknowledge your weaknesses or not, everyone still sees them. So rather than conceal them, the person who tries to hide flaws actually highlights them, creating the perception of a lack of integrity and self-awareness.

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