The key to happier, more fulfilling and wealthy life experiences lies is within this ideal of personal power. But what is personal power? Personal power is the ability to cause or prevent an action in your own life. Therefore, you are only powerless when you cannot act.
On last night’s PSI Teleseminar, we joined Courtland Warren to explore the meaning of personal power. We looked at how to determine when you have it, and when you don’t. From there, we examined the four key mindsets that can help you achieve personal power:
Great Personal Integrity – Do what you say you are going to do, keep your word, especially to yourself.
High Social and Moral Purpose – Know that you are here for a reason and make decisions that are in alignment with your life’s purpose being fulfilled.
Understand That Nothing is Missing – Recognize that you have everything you need within yourself to transform your life.
Think Independently – Your greatest tool is to be able to think independently of your current circumstance, to be able to picture your desired outcome and create something different.
Live your life under the context that life is not happening to you, but for you. As Courtland reminds us, “understand that your ability to cause or to prevent an action from happening in your life is what personal power is. It is within you.”
If you missed all or part of the call, or if you just want to listen to it again, the replay is now available on iTunes and at PSISeminarsPodcast.com where you’ll also find archives of the past teleseminars.
Do you have questions about the material on the call? Would you like to talk with fellow grads, staffers and instructors about how to apply the concepts in your life? Then we’d love to have you join us on Facebook and continue the conversation. Facebook.com/PSISeminars
Rediscover and Reconnect with the Tools to Create Better Relationships, Greater Abundance and More Balance in Your Life!
Your beliefs have the power to influence your feelings, which in turn dictate your actions, which create your results. So if you’re not getting the results you want in any area of life, begin to create change by examining your beliefs.
Throughout the journey of life, people experience events that lead to the development of limiting beliefs. If a little boy doesn’t make the cut for the baseball team, he may internalize that to mean something about him, such as “I am not good enough”. If that belief goes unchecked, he may bring “I’m not good enough” into his approach to school, work, relationships, and more throughout his life.
People who believe “I am not good enough” aren’t likely to set big goals or take the steps to achieve them, so limited thinking leads to limited living.
1. Identify the Source of the Belief
Go back as far as you can to identify where you first picked up a pattern of negative thinking. For most people, these beliefs were developed as the result of an event in childhood.
Identifying the source of the belief can help you separate the event from the story you told yourself about what it means. You’ll begin to recognize that you may still be operating under the assumptions made by your six-year old self!
2. Develop Awareness
When you click an icon to open an application on your computer, you’re telling the computer program to run. It doesn’t question why; it just does it every time. Your beliefs influence your actions in the same way. A girl whose father left the family may may interpret that to mean she wasn’t lovable. She’ll grow into a woman who doesn’t believe she’s lovable and will consistently choose men who reinforce this belief.
Once you are aware of the program that is running, you have the power to stop it. You have the power to think for yourself and make your own decisions.
3. Replace Negative Beliefs with Positive Ones
Don’t underestimate the power of positive affirmations when used consistently! In PSI Seminars, we call this the “I AM”. What are your I AM statements?
Once you’ve identified those beliefs which do not serve you, you can begin replacing them with ones that do through the power of suggestion. Start each day by declaring the man or woman you aspire to be and end each evening grateful for having been that person and within 30 days, you will notice a change.
A simple way to accomplish this is to list I AM statements and say them out loud. Saying them isn’t enough though; you also have to feel them. Take a moment to feel what it’s like to be courageous or beautiful or successful or any of the other I AMs that will support you in becoming your best self.
There are many defining characteristics of leaders. As leaders can take many forms, from a business executive leading her company to a father leading his family to an individual passionate about raising awareness on a topic of social concern, you will see these traits exhibited in a variety if ways and to various degrees. What remains common, however, is that when called forth, every leader displays these qualities.
Definite Goal or Cause All leaders have a definite goal or cause which they support. They see this goal as bigger than themselves and commit their lives to fulfilling it.
Self-Confidence Self-confidence refers to feelings about own powers and abilities. Leaders have trust in their abilities.
Enthusiasm Enthusiasm is an attitude and feeling about life. Enthusiastic people display strong, positive, excited feelings.
Persistence The ability to stay on course despite opposition or failure is known as persistence. Leaders persist until their definite goal or cause is achieved.
Creativity & Imagination Everyone faces challenges. Leaders use creativity and imaginative thinking to overcome these challenges and prevail.
How are you displaying these qualities in your life?
Typically, the more pronounced these traits are, the more successful a person is as a leader. Look to your results to see where you can improve and take the lead in your life!