In order to Elevate your life we work with a simple set of 5 principles that serve to rise you to your fullest potential and create a long lasting transformation. Today I will be talking about the third principle: Power.
Power is commonly misunderstood so I will be breaking down what personal power is, and what it isn’t. I will share with you all the typical pitfalls of where and how we lose our power and I will provide some important information to help you better understand how you can become empowered in a few easy steps.
In my own personal journey I found that I had been at a loss with my personal power, giving it away to everyone and anyone, not realising that my power was exactly that, mine! This principle in the Elevate Programme is very important, as it is the preparation we require in order to step into our purpose and live a more authentic life.
What is Personal Power?
There is a common misunderstanding when I say the word power because most people believe power is:
None of these qualities are what true power really is though. Think to a time when you met someone who made you feel empowered.
What were their qualities?
I think you would have found that individual embodied a number of these qualities, that of true power:
I think we can agree these are qualities we can all aspire to bring into our lives. So when I am speaking about personal power let us remember what true power is.
True power comes from a place of love.
“Genuine personal power is the ability to consciously choose one’s own aims, attitude and actions”. - Brendon Burchard.
How do we lose our Power?
We lose power through working at jobs we hate, giving ourselves to relationships we feel stuck in and to friends that drain us. Does this sound familiar?
Let’s take a closer look at some of the common ways we lose our power...
Relationships, especially romantic ones are probably one of the easiest ways for us to lose our power.
Relationships created from the vibration of love will always make you feel good, uplifted, as though your cup has been filled up. This will be a mutual feeling for both individuals.
Relationships created out of the vibration of fear will only suck the life force energy from us. They will make us feel exhausted, drained and negative.
It is up to us to reclaim our power. We get to choose how we engage with others and spend our time.
It is important for us to work through any challenges in this space. Romantic connections, work colleagues and family members can be tricky to navigate but there are ways we can evolve these relationships for the better.
Now take a moment to think:
What relationships are depleting me of energy and/ or making me feel powerless?
Alternatively what relationships are giving you energy and uplifting you?