So what takes your personal power away? Many things, including fear, doubting yourself, not
trusting your talents/training/abilities, negative thinking, feeling helpless, or claiming that
things are out of your control. Those ideas argue against your own personal power and ability
to make the right things happen. Arguing against your capabilities will negatively affect your
inner drive, self-confidence, and perceived competence to accomplish the things that you need
to do to be successful.
You can strengthen your personal power by being accountable for all of your thoughts, beliefs,
emotions, actions, and results. Taking full responsibility for all of these things is not easy. It
takes a paradigm shift from thinking that many things are out of your control to believing that
you are solely responsible for bringing your conscious intentions into reality.
Choose to focus on doing your best regardless of external circumstances, or anyone else around
you. Realize that your real power does not come from outside of yourself, but from within. It is
fueled by a strong desire for excellence, with confidence in yourself beyond any doubt.
Decide that you are going to take full responsibility on a daily and continuing basis for
everything that you have control over. Focus on the specific activities, projects, tasks, thoughts,
beliefs, and behaviors that will lead to performing your best. These include your physical and
mental practice habits, your daily routine, are well as diet, exercise, sleep, and rest.