Hi everyone! Today’s blog post is one where everyone’s input is welcomed and needed. It’s about empowering ourselves. I was reading the mindset section of the WF today and one thread was about handling people that hold you back. It spurred me into thinking about how we hold OURSELVES back with our own mindset.
The reality is, no one can hold us back. They can throw a million influence darts at us and try, but we choose whether or not we shield ourselves from it or let it puncture our skin, right?
We all have many areas of our lives where we could potentially become vulnerable to losing our power. We do it in our careers, our relationships, our health…
Sometimes we wake up and realize that we’ve simply lost (or never had) power and we say, “That’s not okay! I want my power back!” And sometimes (all too often), we don’t want to rock the boat or face the dreaded worst case “what if” scenario, so we deal with the situation by remaining silent and powerless.
In my own life, I feel powerful for the most part. I’ve felt powerful in my personal self confidence since I was 38 and started seeing that nutritionist who changed my life about food guilt, etc. Not only did she change my food outlook but my entire self esteem did a 180.
In my career I feel SO powerful. I never apologize for things unless I screwed up – and then there’s immense power in admitting a mistake. But I don’t apologize simply to smooth things over with someone I know is wrong.
In my health, I normally feel powerful. Had a rocky time during the health scare, always do, but even now I know in February I have to return for another lung xray and I’m not sitting here panicked every day. I’ll face the xray and deal with whatever happens later.
I want to talk about this in today’s vlog – about my journey with power – and get your feedback on how you empower yourself in any area of life when you realize you’ve been weak. My only bit of advice (that I’m implementing now in one area of my life) is “Do it afraid – the courage will come later.” I know I use this a lot.
But it’s so relevant. Watch the video and then share your insight with me. Might help ME. Might help someone else. Might even remind yourself that you need to take the bull by the horns and tackle an area where you’ve been feeling powerless lately.