“It is our choices…that show what we truly are, far more than our abilities”
– J. K. Rowling
If I was to count the times I started a new business instead of just continuing to work for someone else, I’d probably still be working in a bank helping little old ladies try to understand why the interest in their savings accounts didn’t agree with what they had figured it to be.
That sort of goes hand in hand with the comment “I’m too old to learn something new!”
In either case, to me, that just tells of laziness and lack of imagination. In most cases it’s not the individual’s fault. Most people who fall into that category are just products of their growth environments. They have either had their power taken away or they gave it away for whatever reason.
It’s said that there are leaders and there are followers, but I believe that we all have the potential to be leaders or to “live in our own power,” if we are willing to learn to develop that power. Power, to me, is not controlling others, although it surely seems to be to some degree. Power is the ability to see in your mind what you want to do or be, and then take the steps necessary to attain that.
To that end, personal power and spiritual power are the same. If you are willing to consciously make the choices to have your life unfold as you wish it to, then you are no longer being influenced by others. You have taken back your power.
Now is the time for you to take back your power. Now is the only moment that exists. Your past is history and doesn’t have any power unless you give it power. You can change the story of your life, but you must be willing to leave the old one in your past, and build something completely new. Just let go of the story and start a new one.
I know I make it sound easy and it is, but it can be the most difficult first step you can ever take. There are so many “what ifs” we like to just throw out there, to which we can and do, more often than not, give over our life to, instead of taking charge and directing it by our actions.
Do it anyway! There are so many good things that can happen by taking the first step. And, if you need help, there are any number of ordinary people around who can help teach you to trust in Y-O-U.