If you answered, “I am,” then congratulations! You’re right. You are the only person ultimately in charge of your life – good or bad, right or wrong, healthy or not, happy or not.
The power to create the life you want is within YOU, nestled alongside that awesome concept of personal responsibility.
This means you get to “take credit” for all the good stuff in your life – because you have woven them all together into your awesome, beautiful life.
Even the “bad” stuff that was done to you. Granted, it might not have been your “fault,” but it’s now your responsibility to make it better. If you don’t, then who will?
Once you start to see this, I want you to think about these ideas next.
1. Harness the Strength of Your Past. Your past is your greatest source of inner strength. Remember your successes and take inspiration from your own self! YOU DID ALL THOSE THINGS! Similarly, remember your setbacks and learn from them.
2. Set SMART Goals. Let’s get strategic. Your goals should be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Relevant, and Time-bound. Track your progress, adapt as needed, and dance a little victory jig for every small win.
3. Boldly Declare Your Path: Tell others and yourself about your new direction. Do this without apology. Too often we mumble something like, “Well, I guess I shouldn’t really say this, but I would like to be…” Nonsense! Say it. Own it. Do it.
4. Weave a Supportive Network: Help others, share your opinion when it’s needed, and help where you can. By the same token, don’t be shy to ask for help when you need it. Yes, asking for help is part of being powerful. Just ask any powerful person you admire!
5. Take Care of Yourself – Body, Mind and Spirit: our well-being is non-negotiable. Care for your body with exercise, nourishing food, and restful sleep. Cultivate your mind through positive habits and manage stress. Speak your emotions, embrace spiritual practices that resonate with you – even on tough days.
This journey isn’t always a breeze. But every step you take builds on the one before. Success begets success. Power grows more power.
And it’s all in YOU.