Plenty of influential people, organizations, and companies have power. This is a well-known fact and pretty much every one of us is aware of it. When it comes to the “average Joe”, power is not the first word that comes to mind, is it? And so, I often get the question: what is personal power?
Personal power refers to the inner strength and confidence that enables you to keep moving forward by giving you a deep sense of empowerment. The concept of personal power implies breaking free from all mental chains that hold you back and make you feel powerless. As such, it can be regarded as a transcending state of mind or attitude.
Continue reading this article if you want to find out everything there is to know about the uplifting concept of personal power and how you can attract this type of power into your own life.
What Does Personal Power Mean?
Most of us assume that power only comes with powerful roles or positions. We either aren’t aware of or simply disregard the fact that we all have immense power within ourselves, no matter the kinds of lives we are living or the types of jobs we are doing.
How often do you hear of personal power? How often do you hear about the power that lies within every one of us?
Personal power is what makes you continue holding on, even when things are tough.
Someone who is said to have personal power must have mustered up the ability to handle problems with courage. Personal power means breaking free from all the mental chains that hold you back and makes you feel powerless.
This power is purely based on strength, courage, and competence that you as an individual acquire as you continue developing. This category of power represents a movement aimed at self-realization and reasonable goals in life.
“He who controls others may be powerful, but he who has mastered himself is mightier still.”-Lao Tzu
Personal power primarily leads to self-mastery, self-control, and complete self-awareness. This is why it must be regarded as an attitude or state of mind, rather than the actual execution of power over others.
And even though it can be difficult to unleash this inner power, it nonetheless exists in all of us!
Have you ever thought of power this way before?
Modern society has gradually taken away this personal power and as a result, people seem to have forgotten how much force and potential they truly possess.
The following are all aspects of our daily lives that can cloud the awareness of your personal power:
- fear of being judged by others
With all these things in the way, it’s not surprising that we have lost the ability to know about and unleashing our inner power.
How Do You Lose Your Personal Power?
Years ago, I found myself in a dark place. I was stuck in a boring job, felt like my college education was a waste of time, and did not make the amount of money I was planning on making by then.
I started feeding my mind with negativity and unhappiness. I set up my mind that things may never change and made myself stop seeing any opportunity to change things.
I would complain about life but make no attempts to make changes to it. I would feel tired, resentful, and very frustrated by life in general. I simply wasn’t able to move forward or develop my life in a meaningful way.
This state that I found myself in had to change! I forced myself to step out of it, one little thought, action, and change at a time. I slowly realized that I had lost that inner fire of mine; my personal power was gone! So, I had to find ways to unleash it once again in order to change things around.
Without it, I wouldn’t have been able to implement all the changes necessary for my transformation.
How to Regain Your Personal Power
Declare your ambition
One of the things that decreased my personal power was a lack of ambition. I had lost the desire to go after my dreams. I had lost my vision.
You see, if you have that idea, ambition, or dream, you will want to pursue it at any cost! You will want to restructure your entire life in order to go after that dream or vision and it will bring you tons of joy and enthusiasm.
When you have declared that vision, that higher goal in your life, you will feel your personal power reemerge at once!
Replace negative thoughts with positive motivations
Nothing sabotaged my personal power more than the negative affirmations which I allowed to dominate my mind. I fed my mind with these negative thoughts and affirmations and they literally paralyzed my development and progress.
Negative thoughts and declarations empty your energy tanks, discourage you from taking risks, and keep you from seeing opportunities and change.
Start a process of positive affirmation, think positive thoughts. If you repeat this process over and over again, it’ll start a mighty chain reaction in your mind that will aid the return of your personal power.
I lacked clarity in my goals and objectives. I didn’t know where I wanted to be, and I definitely didn’t know how to get there.
I didn’t realize that personal power requires you to have clear goals.
To keep your personal power fully charged, you need to set your goals super straight. Having clear goals will drive and propel you forward even during tough times.
Once again, it’s all about having that vision and ambition re-enter your life. But it doesn’t stop there. You now have to clearly define it and focus on that clear definition and outline 100%!
Adapt to changing conditions
My lack of flexibility in life drained my personal power. I was not ready to change when things changed.
The fact is, for you to keep your personal power strong and intact, you need to be flexible and adapt to any changing circumstances or conditions.
Without that flexibility, you’re likely to lose your personal power as soon as there are changes occurring.
And trust me, there will be changes! Life is full of them. And most of the time, they will come unexpectedly.
If you take that under consideration and plan for changes to happen, you will be able to move and change with them! In that alone lies an enormous power that you definitely should tap into!
Focus on self-development
If you want to re-grow that personal power of yours, you have to fully commit to self-development.
Self-development is a life-long process that features continuous and progressive learning to acquire the necessary knowledge, skills, and experience that can steer you towards your goals.
When you focus on self-development, you’ll be in a position to make the right decisions, and you’ll watch your dreams come true.
This long-term focus and wish to constantly develop and move forward is personal power at its very best!
The more you learn and develop, the stronger, self-confident, and wiser youäll become. Your personal power will become limitless!
How Do You Know That Your Personal Power Is Intact?
You’ll know that your personal power is present, strong, and intact when you achieve the following:
- To take full responsibility for your life. No matter the challenges, hardships, or drawbacks, you will have to own them all and tackle them with full force.
- To trust your ability to make the right decisions and at the right time.
- To welcome the mistakes you made and see them as a learning opportunity.
- To be confident about your ability to do the best you can, always.
- To not easily give up when you fail and to keep at it.
- To only have positive thoughts, no matter the circumstances or situation.
- To selflessly give your energy and time to others, while remembering your own needs as well.
Over to You Now!
Do you think you’ve lost your personal power? Do you want to get it back, no matter the cost, in order to improve your life and happiness?
Let’s talk about it and bring back that inner power of yours in no time!
Your All Good Coach