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Authentic Power

How much energy have you poured into fear, anger, and doubt in your life? If you're honest with yourself, it may be quite a bit. When you do, you actually give away your power making yourself power..less.

I coached an executive a few months ago who had lost her job in a reorganization as many people have in recent years. She said she wanted to stay in St. Louis, but was quick to add that jobs in her field were limited here and went on to give me a long list of reasons why she would be unsuccessful. I assured her that the right job was there if she was willing to take the necessary steps to find it. She did a few of the things I suggested, but when progress seemed slow or there was a setback she would repeat her long list, say I told you so, or you just don't understand this market. She was pouring so much energy into her anger at the company over letting her go and her fears about the future that she actually was avoiding doing the things necessary to get her where she needed to be. Ultimately she did find the right job, but it took twice as long as it might have and she insisted to me even after finding the job that she was right all along and it was just luck that she found her new position.

The way of fear and doubt and anger is powerless.... it assumes that all power is external.

The reality is that you have all the power you need at your disposal all the time if you only recognize it and use it.

We call it authentic power. Authentic, from the Greek means tools of the self and power, from the Latin means to be able. You are able yourself. The power is within you.

Gary Zukav in his book The Seat of the Soul says,

“When the energy of the soul is recognized, acknowledged, and valued, it begins to infuse the life of the personality. When the personality comes fully to serve the energy of its soul, that is authentic empowerment.”

Whether you call it soul, spirit, or the core of your being, it is there. Remember it. Use it.

The next time you catch yourself giving your power away.... stop and ask yourself why........ do you truly believe you have no power or do you just have a bad habit. You can grow from fear to authentic power. Tap your inner strength, release fear and anger and pour your energy into creating a wonderful and fulfilling life and career. Become the authentic you.

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Linda Nash
Linda Nash is a nationally recognized consultant, speaker and author in the areas of change and resilience. To receive her free E-zine Bouncing Back go to www.Lindanash.com  To contact Linda call
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