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Do you feel powerful? Terms like powerful or strong, often invoke a certain image in our minds, don’t they?
You may think of super heroes—Wonder Woman, Batman—strong, powerful figures who swoop in to save the world. Maybe you think of real life heroes and inspiring stories of strength and power.
But how do you become a super-hero in every day life? How do you discover your potential when you aren’t even sure what the outcome looks like? In heroic tales the protagonist has a destiny, they’ve got a sense that there’s something MORE in store for them. They have the potential for greatness.
But I’m going to tell you a secret—YOU too are powerful. You have great strength. You have the power to transform yourself–to harness your inner strength, reach your potential and use it as a force for good!
Do you ever feel like you don’t know how to reach your potential? You may feel pretty good about your life. In fact, your career may be going well, and your relationships may be on the right track. You might be surrounded by friends you enjoy. Yet, there’s a nagging feeling that you are destined for deeper fulfillment or you have a greater purpose.
Transformation comes through examining your early views on your personal power and strength. Then, like those transformational superheroes and celebrities we admire so much, we need to overcome our internal struggles—the feelings of powerlessness and work toward living a life of greater purpose and fulfillment.
If it sounds like a tall order, that’s because it is. As someone who has worked with many students and clients, I’ve witnessed incredible transformations and self-discoveries. I’ve seen people break out of their perceived limitations and self-doubt to discover unrealized strength and untapped potential.
Yet, I too, struggle with occasional self-doubt. I’ve felt embarrassment. I’ve felt shyness. I’ve held myself back.
Discovering your potential and harnessing your personal power is lifelong work. No matter how strong we become and how confident we are, we will all experience moments where we question ourselves.
This doesn’t make us weak or any less powerful, it simply makes us human.
Our childhood patterns and beliefs are what we often refer to as our “matrix.” This internal matrix creates and reinforces the way we feel about ourselves. It dictates the way we interact with others and react to situations. Our matrix is our foundation.
As we explore our relationship with power and seek our inner strength, we may need to do some dirty work. We will need to roll up our sleeves and sort through all our early-childhood structure that creates our beliefs, our patterns and self-doubt. We need to get-to-know our matrix—how our foundation contributes to our beliefs–so we can re-matrix ourselves into the powerful beings we’re meant to become.
This lifelong process isn’t a quick fix. There will be moments where you slide right back into your old patterns. There will be times you catch yourself holding back, doubting yourself or questioning your path.
Change is possible. There is a superhero within each of us. We’re all full of limitless potential. Each of us has the same abilities as our heroes to create and live the lives we desire.
Examine your core beliefs and values. Understand not only what you believe and think about power but WHY. Ask yourself the tough questions and “go there.”
This process of transformation is one I’ve seen over and over with our graduate students. I’ve seen those working in our self-study programs, reading our books and coursework, experience huge realizations and “eureka” moments. As you walk through the process of self-examination, you’ll discover strength unrealized.
If you’re ready to become your own superhero, it’s within your grasp. Begin today!
To explore the great materials and coursework we offer, please check out our new online library! We’re excited to offer many of the excellent lessons online for self-study. If you’re seeking an in-depth experience, please join us for an upcoming weekend training. We’ll help you unlock your personal power.
Dr. Judith Wright is a media favorite, sought-after inspirational speaker, respected leader, peerless educator, bestselling author, & world-class coach.
She is a co-founder of The Wright Foundation and the Wright Graduate University.
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