One of the most misunderstood words in history is Power. It is often used in a negative connotation because the ones that are powerful, often abuse power for their selfish interests instead of the good for all. Ideally power is neither good nor evil, but its users make it so. Therefore it is very important to understand that we all have power, and not only that, we have the power to use our power for personal growth as well as the growth of others around us.
As soon as we say the word POWER, we think about…
When we crave for power, we are truly craving for attention and recognition. You might often think this attention and recognition will come from money alone.
The truth is power comes from…
The spirit of joy within you
Your ability to serve others
Your self-belief and confidence
Your inner strength
“When you use your power responsibly it becomes your Superpower.”
In my book, Blossom Into Your Unique Self: The Power of Creating Holistic Wealth, I talk about 3 ways to identify our power and get in touch with our true self.
Knowing who you are and what your innate strengths and weaknesses are will help you be true to what you can do and how much effort you need to put in to be where you want to be. Other people’s opinions will not bother you when you are aware of your true self.
2. Sense of Responsibility and Ownership
When one takes full responsibility for their own actions as well as inactions, they do not get bothered by other people’s opinions. That is because they are fully conscious of the fact that they gave it their best shot and take full ownership of the outcome. They are aware there is a lot to learn. They derive satisfaction by giving one hundred percent each time in everything they do. That sense of responsibility in action helps them understand what all they are good at and who they truly are.
Your ability to empathize with others is a huge strength that differentiates you from others and helps you understand and appreciate many different points of view. When you approach the situation from an empathetic angle, you realize all the different possibilities of a given scenario. Operating from empathy sheds a new light on a situation or event. When you have an untangled perspective of things, you are able to articulate your contributions to a particular situation or event more clearly. Empathy is a great tool that helps us get situated in our true self and relate with others from that place.
Once we become aware of the fact that we possess power and free will, a sense of responsibility dawns in us. As Mahatma Gandhi says “The day the power of love overrules the love of power, the world will know peace.”
Think about this and meditate on it: What does the word
Power mean to you?
Where do I get my power from?