Clarity on the importance of personal power
“Who is in charge of your life?”
Had a think about destiny lately?
And who is in charge of your destiny?
The environment around you?
Having dedicated more than a decade to studying truly successful people, I find they all have one thing that is the driving force behind their success.
What am I talking about?
And here’s a quick reminder of how I define Personal Power:
“Having Personal Power means you know that all your successes and failures are your own. You do not blame your parents, your upbringing, society or others for your failures. And you do not think it was just chance that gave you success. Personal Power is realising that you, and only you, are in control of your own destiny.”
And what do you need to get this sense of Personal Power?
First you need a good dose of Self Worth – liking, valuing and accepting yourself for who you are.
Then you need a high level of respect for others, so as not to blame others and focus your attention on what is wrong with them.
And I guess you’ve heard of the self-fulfilling prophecy?
That if you believe you are in charge of your own destiny then, guess what, you are!
So how do you rocket your Personal Power to stellar levels?
Well first you need to recognize your achievements. Focus more time and effort on what you have done, achieved and already succeeded in. And why not make this a daily habit? At the end of each day why not take 5 minutes to run your mind through how effective you have been physically (sports, manual dexterity), mentally, socially and personally (managing your energy and feelings). After a short time you should become more and more aware of how effective you already are.
And how about…
…balancing your expectations of yourself. If you set your sights too low, you will rarely be stretched and won’t go very far. At the same time, if you always aim too high and fail to get there, this can damage your sense of personal power
And then of course…
Recognize the power you have in all situations. Even if it seems like you are powerless, you are not. There are always small areas, even if only small, that you are free to exercise free will and choice. Focus more on these areas than the areas you cannot influence.
So, are you ready to take charge of your destiny and never again be a victim of circumstance?
Go on then!
To your success.
“Europe’s Leading Expert on Personal and Professional Growth”
Psychologist, Executive Coach, EI Practitioner, Award Winning Trainer, International Author, Psychodynamic Therapist, Hypnotherapist, Mindfulness Instructor, International Speaker, Creator of the LPS, Creator of the Accredited Masters in High Performance Leadership