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Personal Power

What you will get:Reflections on Personal Power.


Who has got your Power?


Is it you?
Or did you hand it over to others?
Or maybe you never even found it?


You see…


One of the things that high self worth gives you is a Personal Power?


And here’s my definition of 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’s more…


When you have Personal Power, you take responsibility.


Responsibility for your actions.
Responsibility for your choices.
Responsibility for your environment.


And if you don’t like something? You change it!


Sadly, so many people have a lack of Personal Power – and you and I know this is as guarantee of misery, right?


It puts you in the Victim role.


And what makes a victim?


Someone who feels helpless.
Someone who blames others.
Someone who complains a lot but does nothing about it.


Victims often come across as very unsure of themselves (the low self worth part in action).


Or sometimes even worse – they jump into the passive-aggressive place.


So through their silence and body language they try to manipulate others.


For example, if they don’t like something, they might say they are fine but they will make sure you know they are not happy. (And that’s infuriating right?)


So Personal Power is so important to you in your life.


It means you, and only you, will take responsibility for:


  • Achieving your goals
  • All of your choices, actions and outcomes
  • The level of authenticity you bring to your relationships
  • Your behaviours with others
  • Your own personal happiness
  • Understanding and living by the values you believe in.


And nobody, absolutely nobody, can take that responsibility away from you.


And my message to any victims out there?


(and there probably won’t be any reading this because unlike you and me victims aren’t interested in personal development because then they are admitting they can change themselves, which is not what a victim does)


Nobody is coming to rescue you.
Nobody is going to suddenly make your life easier for you.
Nobody will wave a magic wand and make all your problems go away.


Nobody, that is, except you.


I’m off to take responsibility for my life and embrace my Personal Power.


How about you?


To your success







Steve Neale
“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

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