Where Are You Giving Away Your Power?

by | Apr 28, 2021

At a time when many are on autopilot to keep up with all the demands, it’s easy to give away your power.

Here are a few SIGNS that you are giving your power away:

  1. You rent space in your head about a person/event that ultimately you have no control over.

  2. You neglect to speak your truth to someone about what you really feel.

  3. You are still talking about or harboring something from yesterday, last month, or years ago.

  4. You have a physical reaction when you think about this person/event.

  5. You feel like a victim of circumstance and have little control over the situation or person.

Here are a few TIPS for how to own your Power more:

  1. Use the 3 A’s approach: Awareness, Acceptance, and Action. Okay, let’s add Attitude too.

    1. Awareness: You can’t change what you don’t acknowledge. Good for you for paying attention to the feedback in your body or your life.

    2. Acceptance: You are doing the best you can with what you have. If you knew better you would have done better. Be kind to yourself. Rome wasn’t built in a day.

    3. Action: What will you specifically be doing differently to get a different result?

    4. Attitude: Have fun with this. What if this person has come as a wise teacher to help you learn something valuable about yourself about owning your power more?

  1. Take 100% responsibility for your thoughts, feelings, and actions and avoid victim thinking. “If only …. They acknowledged me more, If only they did this… I would be happy”.

  1. Pay attention to the feedback in your life. Ask yourself, “What if this person can’t give me what I need now or maybe never? I need to stop going to the hardware store and expect to buy bread. Where else can I get my needs met? Example: I can go to someone I trust who can show up for me in this way.

  1. Owning your power is always a decision to believe you deserve to say No or say Yes.

Remember, you have always had the power, my dear, you just had to learn it for yourself.” The Good Witch from The Wizard of Oz

PS – Check out my latest video to learn more about what it means to give our power away, how we give it away, and what we can do to take it back. There is even some homework for us to do.