One of the reasons that people purposely avoid stepping outside their comfort zones, is to avoid being challenged. We want to surround ourselves with others like us, the contemporary world is no less full of tribal concerns than the era’s which we have labeled dark.
One of the most powerful motivators is a commitment to a cause that is bigger than one’s self interest. If educators cultivate the capacity to easily adopt such causes we will see a greater willingness in our youth to strive through adversity in pursuit of something truly noble.
Companies fail to realize that the act of serving as a voluntary commitment is not a public display of apparent generosity, nor a whimsical exercise only to be carried out in times of comfortable prosperity and it is certainly not a cosmetic effort meant to conceal other unethical ways of doing business.
Real empowerment means to let people decide on their own and live with their decisions, even if it is contrary to the decision that the leadership would have made.
All the best-selling books on self-enrichment, self-empowerment, and spirituality are essentially calling to the same truths on life. Pour through any number of these books and you would find that they all encourage adopting the same set of values and principles in order to unlock the best that life has to offer.