February 2013 ~ The Nature of Personal Power
February 2013 article The Nature of Personal Power
Each of us has unique talents and each person in the world is "one of a kind." When we discover what our particular unique talents are and use them to our best ability, we achieve personal power. When we learn to appreciate other people for their unique talents, we increase our own personal power as well as acknowledging the personal power of others.
As Socrates said, "Know thyself." As we learn more about who we are that unique and wonderful person that is like no other on the planet we have the opportunity to use that knowledge and to operate from the positive parts of our personality most of the time.
When we operate from the positive attributes of our own unique personality, we are exercising personal power in a healthy way.
When we learn to think positively regardless of what life throws our way we can control our thoughts, and therefore, we can control our life. That is a manifestation of personal power.
When we dont let the unrealistic expectations of others or small disappointments control how we feel, we are manifesting personal power.
When we teach or coach others, we are helping others to have more power by our example, and by showing them and teaching them how to use their own personal power.
When we are open to new ideas, we are manifesting personal power.
When we tell the truth, we are expressing our personal power.
When we are consciously aware of what is happening in our life and make choices from that conscious place, we are using our personal power.
When we operate from a place of trust, we are expressing our personal power.
When we study subjects that interest us, we are increasing our personal power through greater knowledge.
When we meditate or listen to that "still small voice" inside, we are allowing ourselves to feel more powerful.
When we consciously clear our energy field by releasing any "stuff" that may be keeping us from being powerful, we are then free to be more powerful.
When we forgive others, we are freeing ourselves from the bonds of errors or mistakes, and we become more powerful ourselves.
At every moment of the day, when we make positive conscious choices, we are exercising and manifesting personal power.
When we acknowledge others in a positive way, we are exercising personal power. When we have so much personal power that we can share it with anyone who wants it or needs it asks for it, we become an example of the positive use of personal power.
When we volunteer and give of our time, talent and treasure, we are manifesting personal power we are an example of someone who has so much personal power that we can give it away to help others.
Any time we can be with someone who needs help, we are manifesting personal power and the other person feels the benefit of that power.
When we set appropriate boundaries, we are exercising personal power. We can tell people "no" in a way that is respectful to them and takes nothing away from them. We are acknowledging our own power and our own right to use our personal power as we decide to use it. The other person may not like to hear "no" but they will respect us regardless.
As we learn more about the benefits of being a positive person, our ability to stay positive more of the time is increased and our personal power increases. Yes, "bad" things happen to positive people. The powerful person knows that within any "bad" situation, we have a choice to see it as "bad" or to see it as an opportunity to experience something new, to make a change or to make a myriad of choices other than simply calling it "bad" and making ourselves miserable.
A good friend reminds me, "Life is hard sometimes, but misery is optional."
When we make a conscious choice to see a "bad" situation in a different light, we are expanding ourselves beyond the imaginary limits of our environment giving us the ability to control our life, which is a huge manifestation of personal power.
This month, may you exhibit the full personal power that exists in each and every one of us. The more powerful you are, the more you are a good example for others. The more that each of us operates from our own personal power, the more successful we all can become.
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