Personal power and relationships

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Personal power and relationships

I've been thinking a lot lately about personal power and how it impacts on our relationships, especially our intimate ones.

Many
people think that personal power is acquired through things outside of
themselves, through material wealth, fame, authority, social class,
charisma, persuasion, force and relationships.

For those of you
that think personal power is one or all of the above, think again! I
mean what would happen if you lost all your wealth or social status?
How would it impact your personal power? I'm guessing that you would
begin to feel powerless. The reason being that personal power is an
inside job. If you don't feel good about yourself on the inside, then
outside factors will deem you powerless once lost.

If you have
ever felt that a relationship will make you happy, strong, or complete,
you have probably experienced a whole load of heartbreak, frustration,
disappointment, and rejection in your life.

Here are four ways to empower yourself in love and relationships.

1. TAKE responsibility for your beliefs, thoughts, words and actions.

How
many times do you hear people saying, "he makes me feel great", or "she
makes me feel insecure". As soon as you utter the words "he/she made me
feel" you are giving away your power, you are saying that somebody else
is pulling your strings. STOP IT!*
When
you feel great in the company of another, remember that those feelings
come from inside you; you are not borrowing from him/her.

2. SEE the messages in your relationships
Our
nearest and dearest relationships often reflect back to us our deepest,
fears, issues, and insecurities. For example, if you fear rejection and
end up being needy in relationships you will often find yourself
encountering situations whereby people reject you, because they can
sense how you feel inside. When you change, on the inside, and feel
more secure, you will start attracting others who not only see you that
way but also exhibit the same quality themselves.

3. CHANGE the way you think, speak and behave.

In
order for things to change the world around us WE need to change on the
inside. The problem is we don’t want to have to change. We would prefer
that other people change but we cannot change others, only ourselves.
So, we need to change our way of thinking, our way of speaking, and our
way of behaving. Now, It only takes 21 days to change and create a new
stable habit. This takes bravery, focus and commitment. Do you want to
feel happy and great about yourself on the inside, and attract the man
of your dreams? If the answer is yes then be brave, focused and
committed and watch your life change.

4. ACTION is required if we want to change.

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