The learning material and contents provided by the AltanaESP Network & System, frequently make use of terms and concepts that aren't all that familiar to most people. This glossary - AltanaESP Terms and Concepts - is a collection of the constructs (i.e. words, terms & concepts) often used in AltanaESP materials and content. This glossary act as a source of reference to enhance the contextual meaning and understanding of these "odd" terms and concepts. Words and/or phrases hold different meanings for each person. Therefore, it is a sensible idea to "define" the constructs used and to "place every body on the same page" when dealing with such constructs. You, the reader - most likely - have quite a different definition for, understanding of or perspective regarding such constructs... and that is fine! However, within the Altana... Electronic Support Platform (i.e. Network and System), the various terms, concepts and implications are quite specific and contextual.

Therefore, each word, term or concept - included in this glossary - serve as a "resources tool" to promote understanding and context when dealing with or exploring AltanaESP materials and contents.

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Personal development is your springboard to personal excellence. Ongoing, continuous, non-stop personal development literally assures you that there is no limit to what you can accomplish - Brian Tracy.

Self-empowerment directs and control the manner in which we deal with or handle existing family, society and peer group expectations; external pressures or demands; how we initiate and deal with environmental interactions; and various human relationships. Self-empowerment "steers" the manner in which we efficiently express ourselves in this world and establish our self-worth in terms of our personal power.

Self-empower is at the very foundation of our life skills, which primarily deals with the "materialistic world" and which is dominated by our lower-self needs and wants.

Key Self-empowerment isn't something we are born with, it doesn't happen automatically, nor do we graduate. We have to consistently work on it, we have to patiently and determinedly continue with our self-empowerment quest everyday... for as long as we remain on this planet, and we have to realize that self-empowerment don't come easy.

In order for us to establish and sustain self-empowerment - as sourcing from a healthy self-determination foundation - we should be consistently aware of the following...
  • Deliberately avoid thinking and feeling that we are failures, because we are not! And besides, how can other people accept us for who we are, when WE cannot accept OURSELVES?
  • When we see others who we envy for any particular reason (e.g. beauty, wealth, status, happiness, joy, ...etc), we should return our focus to our own self-empowerment, rather than self pity for "not having" what they "have". Because, in the end, it is merely a matter of personal interpreted perceptions.
  • Important to realize is that self-acceptance doesn't imply how we fit into other people's idea of the world, it is about accepting ourselves in the world, regardless of how others might "judge" us.
  • When people feel down and low about themselves, help them up. Rather than to join others in feeling low or succumb to criticism (i.e. Wild Horse attitude). Choose to help them out through leading by example. The more we radiate confidence, the more others will also feel, start to admire and absorb that confidence themselves (i.e. Oryx attitude).
  • The world and real life is our classroom. Don’t feel stupid or doomed forever, just because you have made a "mistake" or “failed” at something. Regard experiences as valuable lessons to learn from.
  • Take things one step at a time. Don't expect major changes overnight. Self-empowerment is a transformation process of taking many little steps, which ultimately adds up to an amazingly beautiful and profound journey.
  • Set meaningful and achievable goals. Self-empowerment shouldn't mould us into an exact replica of our idols or role models. Essentially, self-empowerment is the process by which we gradually dissolve all of the false ideas we've adopted over the years, and we learn to see and appreciate ourselves for the amazing and unique person we already are.
  • Little things mean a lot to other people. We often don’t realize that the little things that we do, like a pat on the back, saying “Hi” or asking somebody “How are you?”; are simple things that means so much to other people. When we are appreciative and grateful of all that is around us; it eventually reflects back inwardly and we become more appreciative and grateful for who we truly are and the many experience - the good, the not so good and the bad - on this amazing planet of ours that brought us to this specific point in space and time.
  • When we’re willing to accept change and go through the process of self-empowerment, it doesn’t mean that everyone else is. The world is a place where people of different values and attitudes constantly interact with one another. Sometimes, even when we think that "I and a special someone" always like to do the same thing together at the same time, be aware that not everybody realizes and/or accept the true value of a self-empowerment quest.