Choosing the Path of Personal Power (Part 2)

‘Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and freedom.’ ~ Viktor E. Frankl

The above quote by Viktor Frankl is one of my all-time favorite and best describe what Personal Power means. I had to read it several times to fully digest its meaning when I first read it years ago.

In yesterday’s post, I defined Personal Power as the ability to choose and act. Everyday in our lives, we’re bombarded by tons of stimulus that trigger our habitual actions. Many times we react automatically to those stimulus without consciously choosing our response or choice of actions.

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Space = Power to Choose

 

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Choosing the Path of Personal Power (Part 1)

To walk a thorny road, you may cover its every inch with leather. Or you can make sandals.

The above is an ancient Indian parable of a man who wants to walk across the land, only to discover that the earth is covered with thorns.

He has two options: one is to pave the road and to tame all of nature into compliance. The other is to make sandals, which is the internal solution. Which is better or easier? Which is the empowering choice? The answer is not based on a submissive world or overpowering force, but on intelligent preparation, cultivated resilience and inner resourcefulness. The latter choice is the path to empowerment, your Personal Power.

Path to Personal Power

Two Choices

 

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Boost Your Confidence by Asking Empowering Questions

We all have ample of self-confidence within at all times, but we may not feel it all the time. Surely you can think of instances in the past when you had personal power and felt immensely confident. The key is to be able to summon the necessary confidence whenever you want it.

Whenever you’re hesitant ask yourself this, “What is stopping me from having or doing what I want?” This question will shift your frame of mind, internal dialogue and change your internal state into a more confident state.

 

Are you asking Empowering Questions?

 

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The 4-Step Success Formula

Here’s a post to feed your success-hungry mind. All success formulas that really work boil down to four steps. I call this the 4-Step Success Formula:

  1. Determine your Outcome
  2. Take Action
  3. Monitor your results through Feedbacks
  4. Change your behavior-action until you reach your outcome.

 

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Let’s look at each of the 4-step Success Formula.

 

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How to Develop Magical Confidence – Secrets of a Magician (Maxim #5)

Finally, the last Maxim on ‘How to Develop Magical Confidence – Secrets of a Magician’. Hope it has been a useful series for my readers. Feed your mind with the final idea.

 

Maxim 5 – Be Prepared

There are always people in your life that you need to impress: your bosses, colleagues, clients, prospects, friends, family members, even strangers. The question is this: At what price would you pay to really make an impression on them? To what end would you go to make your “performances” work to win your audience?

The best magicians would go to whatever extreme end to win their audience over.  Advance preparation is the key. Sometimes the preparation takes place within the first couple of minutes of their tricks while they were casually chatting to their audience. The audience thinks they are just warming up, but in actual fact, the magicians are performing the most crucial parts of the show during that key couple of minutes. It’s called misdirection. Also, many times, preparation can take days, months or even years of careful planning. Magician Michael Webber said that you should be so far in advance ahead of the game that the audience doesn’t know that a game is being played!

In Maxim #4, I wrote about Practicing Your Outs, which is also a type of advance preparation. And there are more.

 

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