If you had the gumption to get out of bed this morning it is because you want to be powerful.
Our power is based in our desire to move and act in our world, so if you got out of bed this morning you are already on the path to power.
The real question is: How powerful do you want to be?
I’m not talking about the corrupt power that uses people and things only for personal gain. I have a feeling you could name a bunch of those type people right now. You know them and I bet you do not like what they do or who they have become.
I’m talking about the powerful people who move, act and work for the betterment of themselves, their family and friends and society in general. Truly powerful people use their power for others. They make a difference with their power in the lives of those around them.
Truth: Powerful people serve others while continually seeking personal growth.
Are you feeling less powerful than you want at this stage of your life? Are you seeking a better way to live?
I have a few suggestions for you.
3 things to do to live a more powerful life:
1. Change Your Thinking (Mindset)
Somewhere around 488BC, Siddhartha Guatama, better know as Buddha, spoke this truth:
“We are what we think. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.”
More recently Peter McWilliams said it this way:
“Our thoughts create our reality – where we put our focus is the direction we tend to go.”
This is so much more than some new-age, self-help mumbo jumbo. Think about it (no pun intended), when we are fixated on one thing, whether it be positive or negative, we tend to spend all of our time with those thoughts. It becomes our “reality” – our focus and our direction.
If we spend enough time there – it becomes who we are.
Are your thoughts continually focused on the negatives?
- I need more money
- I’m ugly
- I can’t get a good job
- I’ve never been successful at anything
- I’m the least powerful person you will ever meet
- The money I need is out there. I can have all that I need
- I’m beautiful, people love me for who I am
- With the right training, I can get any job I want
- If I believe in myself, I can be successful at any endeavor
- I was born powerful
We are who we associate ourselves with.
Here are some powerful people that have helped me over the years:
- Anthony Robbins
- Jim Rohn
- Joyce Meyer
- Oprah Winfrey
- Training our mind
- Moving past our fears
- Trying something new
- Serving others in need