Personal Dimensions of Empowerment Personal Dimensions of Empowerment Know yourself. Appreciate yourself as a person. Do not impose unnecessary standards of perfection. Stop negative thinking and speech. Control the way you speak and communicate. Try to help and serve others. Learn to say no to things that don’t agree with you. Always speak with conviction. Never start a phrase with "I can’t". Once you define your objectives, accomplish them. Live in the present time. Adopt healthy ways of interacting with others. Don’t get caught up in false notions of success. Try to maintain realistic balance levels of well-being. Believe in yourself. Work on not generalizing so fast.