Week 26 – Losing Your Personal Power
Too often we let the problems and issues become the only focus at work. It’s easy to do because there is rarely a time when there isn’t a long list of issues to deal with. But when leaders only focus on problems,
Personal power is a state of mind that comes from a sense of safety and security you have about this world. When you feel powerful, viagra order you strive to create, to assert yourself, and give to others. When your personal power is strong your self-esteem is high and you feel comfortable making the right choices for yourself. You feel optimistic, courageous, compassionate, loving; and you have a strong capacity for attachment. You’re more trusting and adaptable. You’re not afraid to express yourself and speak your mind. Your intuition is clear, focused, and wise.
So how is it we come to lose personal power? We lose personal power by letting negative self-talk get in the way, or by allowing unproductive habits to detract us from our goals. It often happens without conscious awareness that it is happening. We lose power when we allow fear to overpower our senses, when we’re unwilling to change, and we stay in situations that are unhealthy. Sometimes we give away personal power without realizing it, by letting others speak for us or tell us how we should feel or act. I’m not suggesting we should never ask for or follow another person’s advice, but we need to be mindful of the fine line between relying on advice and letting others do our living for us. When we lose our personal power, we feel less confident, less motivated and more timid. When we feel powerless, we’re much more likely to search for a magic fix and may lack courage to take bold steps to live the life we want. We hold back on the things that matter most in life and we let it affect our relationships, our self-esteem, and our well-being.
Join me next time when we look at strategies to regain personal power and thrive.
Dianne is a certified coach who helps individuals thrive as they successfully manage the dynamics of incessant demands; and the author of a new book: If There Are No Limits… A guide to living with passion, purpose and possibilities. For more information, visit the book page on this website.