Power. What is it and how do you know if you have it? Overall, there are two forms of power: the kind that belittles people and the kind that doesn’t. This article will look at the kind that empowers others, which is called personal power. It requires no fancy title, house, car, or lifestyle. Cultivated by a constant re-evaluation of yourself, your weaknesses, and strengths, personal power is something no one can ever take away from you. If your desire is to dominate the world, then you might want to go to the next read another article, but if your desire is to harness your innate power, keep reading. You have the power to change the world. Yours, your descendants, and those people around you, right now. Here are eleven signs that prove you are a powerful man.
#1 YOU LEARN, CONSTANTLY
Powerful people know that what they know is nothing compared to what they don’t know. They seek out new information in order to better their lives and those around them. When you come to any situation with a closed mind, you have shut yourself off from your power. People who possess the most power know that everyone they come across knows something they don’t. They are humbled by the fact that each person is both their teacher and student.
#2 YOU RECOGNIZE THAT YOUR DECISIONS AFFECT OTHERS
As a person who is in tune with their own power, you know that every action you make cascades onto others. While you may not be like a butterfly’s wings that creates a tidal wave across the world, you know that you are connected to others. You plan decisions not only with your benefit in mind but the benefit of everyone else involved. A win-win situation is your motto and you are good at creating them.
#3 YOU KNOW YOUR STRENGTHS
As a powerful person, you have no competition. You are well-aware that you are the only person that will ever exist with your constellation of skills, perception, and talents. When you tap into your innate power, you look only to be better than yourself. You share your strengths willingly because you know collaboration is much more powerful than competition and cooperation. When everyone discovers their innate power, every endeavor will benefit from the security to just be without judgment.
#4 YOU DISCOVER OTHERS WITH POWER
Being a fully-realized person shows up again and again when you tap into the “inner winner” that resides in you. Everyone has an area of high competence that they can share with others. Each of us is an authority on something. This something doesn’t have to be a high-tech knowledge base, it can be how to tie your shoes. This ability to harness your winning energy attracts other powerful people and helps you build an ambitious and focused, community.
#5 YOU PRACTICE GRATITUDE
When you feel powerful, you look for and find abundance. Whether than focusing on what you don’t have, you live a life of gratitude, looking for what’s working, goodness you have experienced, and what’s you can make happen. When you embark on a new journey, you find evidence that you can succeed again and again. Practicing gratitude every day, i.e. appreciating and accepting abundance, becomes second-nature.
#6 YOU ACTIVELY PURSUE INTEGRITY
The more powerful you become, the fewer excuses you make. As you gain in power, you strive to always do what you say you’re going to do. Not only does this build a reputation for reliability, but it also builds trustworthiness. Your dependability pulls dependable people towards you and cultivates strong relationships. If you do miss a deadline or in some other way fall short of your standards you will quickly fix the situation to the best of your ability.
#7 YOU ARE COMFORTABLE WITH VULNERABILITY
Difficult conversations are hard for everyone, but a powerful person, such as yourself, handles these conversations whenever they come about. You recognize and admit when you are wrong and ask for what you need. Avoidance isn’t how you operate, because you know you can withstand the subsequent events. Not content to be a victim, you face confrontations and emotionally and mentally tense conversations head-on. By facing your vulnerability you give yourself more time and room to grow stronger.
#8 YOU ARE CONFIDENT
Confidence is a natural side effect of becoming more powerful. You may be more comfortable taking risks and other challenges head-on. You are able to enjoy small accomplishments, spruce up your communication skills, and look towards the future. Confidence pulls people in and helps you gather more knowledge and resources.
#9 YOU FOCUS ON MORE THAN JUST FAME
You are not looking to get fame and fortune, but to make a difference. When you embark on an endeavor you’re looking to provide services that resonate with your customers, community, and company.
#10 YOU TAKE UP SPACE
By taking up more space in a room, this leads to increases in testosterone and decreases in cortisol, which results in higher stress. As you feel more powerful, you’ll naturally begin to produce a larger presence in the physical and social arena.
#11 YOU’VE MASTERED THE ART OF SPEAKING
Maximizing your speaking space is an excellent part of becoming more powerful. Those who have harnessed their power often speak less and listen more. Due to their reserved nature, when they do speak people listen more closely to their words. Your words may be deemed powerful, useful, and insightful. Not to mention, with less talking, you’ll lower your chance of speaking on impulse and saying something silly.
Becoming more powerful is an excellent boost in your life. You have this power in you just waiting to come to the front.