Words of Wisdom about your power! This blog post is about ways that you and I give up our power. Maybe you can relate and find yourself doing some of these… I know I struggle with some of these as well, but the first step to improvement is acknowledgment.
1. You give in to guilt trips.
If you change your mind every time someone tugs at your heart strings, you give others power over your behavior. If you really don’t want to do something, be strong enough to stick to your choices, even when someone tries to take you on a guilt trip.
2. Your self-worth depends on other people’s opinions of you.
Not everyone is going to like you. But, you don’t have to let one person’s opinion define who you are or how you feel about yourself. (This is a hard one for me and I'm actively working on it every day. As someone who is in the public eye more often than not, it can be difficult not to hyper fixate on how you're viewed by others. But it's important to note that your view of yourself and God's view of you are the most important views.)
3. You complain about all the things you have to do.🤨😅
You also get to decide how to spend your time. No one forces you to go to work, see the dentist, or attend that family gathering. As an adult, you get to make the rules. (One thing I do to help myself is how we phrase the things on our plate. Rather than saying, "I have to do this", try saying "I get to do this". It will really shift your mindset.)
4. You’ve changed your goals based on other people’s opinions.
Many super successful people—like J.K. Rowling and Madonna—were rejected at one time or another. Even Michael Jordan didn't make his high school basketball team! But they didn’t let rejection stop them. Changing course just because someone doubts your abilities gives that person power over your life.
5. Other people determine the kind of day you’re going to have.
The kind of day you’re going to have should not center around the boss’s mood or your co-worker’s actions. It’s up to you to make it a good day despite whatever is happening around you.
Take Back Your Power
It’s never too late to shift your mindset. You are the thinker of your own thoughts! Commit to becoming the driver—rather than the passenger—in your life. Decide that you’re going to be in control of how you think, feel, and behave regardless of the situation you find yourself in.
Hope you learned something my friends, or at least felt tugged at😉