By doing this, one may end up being transformed while at the same time maintaining his/her origin on the background. This may also imply that our inner and most rooted characteristics take over during difficult times or that we may experience some difficulties when the attainment of certain goals requires the use of some “added” skills, or of our absolute potential.
Being aware of one’s potential also means being better prepared to face hardships or hindrances as well as being ready to “bounce forward”. Such uniqueness – which should be looked at without judgment – should lead and direct one’s developmental path towards some specific skills: uniqueness is both the starting and ending point of such path.
It’s for this reason that, according to the self-empowerment model, behavioral training (i.e., training on communication, leadership, problem solving, etc.) should focus on the individual and his/her own distinctive features. So, for example, there shouldn’t be a sole way of developing an effective leadership style. Everyone will inevitably have their own style which, in turn, will be the outcome of an intense evolutionary process. Some will strengthen their leadership style by giving it some drive and energy, others will “smooth” it by adding a little empathy and listening skills.
If it is true that we are all born unique, evolution and development in self-empowerment urge us to continue being so!