It is an indispensible truth that: This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Isn't it a beautiful feeling to know that you have the power to create the life of your dreams? The world is waiting for your gift.
All of us have the nascent powerhouses burning inside us just waiting to be unleashed. We already have that inner strength. Unfortunately, a lot of people are not activating it because they are living with a victim mentality. This "poor-me" attitude encourages the abandonment of responsibility. It feeds off of the deceitful belief that no one has control over their own life.
However, the only way that you can move forward is if you commit to stepping out of the victim role. The right way to claim your inner power is to take responsibility for everything
The outside world does not dictate your inner world. You are the hero of your life which means that you need to take ownership of it. When something doesn't go your way, step back and ask yourself what role you played in the final outcome.
Did you know that you give your power away every time you negatively react to someone or something? You created your reality which means that you are the only person that has the power to change it. Instead of feeling sorry for yourself, trust that life is always happening for you.
Ways to unleash the power houses within you:
Make an effort to align with your inner power every single day: This can be achieved by Yoga & Meditation. Never forget that you are powerful beyond measure. When you allow your light to shine you give others the permission to do the same. It's time to claim your power!
Know what you want: Having direction and clarity of mind will help you move forward with confidence. If you row the boat in direction of the winds, the sail will be smoother & faster.
Discover your strengths: As with any venture, it is best to work from a solid foundation. Think of your confidence as a table top that is supported by four legs. Each leg needs to be solidly planted to support the table top. What are your strengths? What are you good at? Maintain your focus on what you are good at, not on what you perceive to be your shortcomings.
Eliminate the what-ifs: This type of thinking is equivalent to getting under that table top and shaking a leg or two. It will destabilize your beliefs, introduce doubt into your thinking, and shake your foundation. Any time you start to think what-if, change your thinking to I will.
Forget about being perfect: So often people don't pursue things because they feel it has to be just right. They ruminate over how to approach things, conduct themselves, or say something to the point of getting filled with anxiety and either not taking any action at all or doing so in a way that lacks confidence.
Speak: Anyone who has made a mark in this world has spoken up, presented their ideas, and taken a chance. Dare to say what you believe in. You might be pleasantly surprised by who listens to you and is impressed by your confidence in sharing your ideas.
Be resilient: There will be naysayers and those who doubt you, but don't let that stop you from speaking up, taking a chance, and doing what you believe in. Criticism just means you got people thinking. Many who have taken confident and bold steps have faced resistance. Stay focused on what you believe in and forge ahead.
By practicing these guidelines, you will unleash the real power within. Once you master your thoughts, emotions and beliefs, you will realise that this is the only power that you need.
The writer is Pallavi Prakash, Founder-CEO Knowledge Seed Learning Center