Many people today feel powerless yet we have far more power than we think we do. And by power, I do not mean power over others but rather that confident, joyful feeling of living an authentic life.
We have the power to make decisions and decisions are very powerful things, setting in motion all kinds of both practical and mystical happenings.
Think back to a time in your own life when you made a decision that led you to getting married, or having a baby, or finding the perfect house, or job, or friends. Your life can change on a dime due to just one decision. And one decision often leads to another and another and before you know it you have created the life you are living.
Unfortunately, many people today are not living the life they long to. And this is not to say that they have made “bad” decisions. Not at all.
I have the luxury of having lived long enough that I can look back on my life and see that every decision I have ever made (whether I perceived them at the time as “good” or “bad”) has led me to where I am today and that’s a pretty great place.
I look at it this way. Let’s pretend that each of us is given three different paths we can take when we are born. Some of us will have things pretty much figured out when we are young and we’ll choose the easy path. Some of us will learn what we want, and don’t want, on our journeys and will have a somewhat more difficult path. And some of us, like me, seem to have to learn the hard way and keep trying and trying things that don’t work until we finally get the message and then the path smooths out.
I am living a fabulous life right now but my life has not been without challenges: two divorces, a series of crappy jobs, betrayal, heartache, blah, blah, blah. We’ve all had challenges of one kind of another in our lives.
But our challenges do not define us. Every day we get the opportunity to start over, to make different decisions, to stand in our own power, to change our thinking, and desire new outcomes.
We can quit a crappy job, we can stop putting up with less-than relationships, we can decide that gratitude does more for us than complaining, and we can decide to finally believe that we are here for a reason and that reason, when we find it, will give meaning to our lives.
It is my opinion that we feel powerful when we live authentic lives, doing what makes up happy regardless of what others may think. If you know you were put on this earth to be a mom and that’s how you derive your greatest happiness, then own that. Don’t ever let anyone make you feel less than because you didn’t choose to work outside the home.
And the same can be said for the career woman who never wanted to have children. If you were put on this planet to do the work you are doing and feel your greatest sense of happiness when doing it, don’t let anyone judge you for not having kids.
If you are a guy who feels most at peace working with your hands, rather than your head, then follow your heart and not your buddies who want to drag you into a high paying Wall Street job. And if you got dragged into that Wall Street job and know you would be happier being a carpenter, or bricklayer, or artist or musician, then summon the power to quit and live life on your terms.
Power is an amazing thing. Once you summon your power and decide to be who you are and live your life accordingly it’s like the Universe conspires to help you. The right people, resources, and circumstances start to align to help you on your way.
And the really cool thing here is that power lies within you even if you think it doesn’t. It’s there, lying dormant, just waiting for you to decide to take a stand and live life on your terms.
We all have the power to live fulfilling and prosperous lives if we decide to.
Decide you’re worth it. Decide you want it. Then stand in your power and don’t let anyone dissuade you from it. It’s your life. No one else’s. And you deserve to have the most fulfilling and prosperous life you can imagine.