You have power.
Without having to do anything, be anything or have anything.
You were born with power.
But most of us think power comes from outside: that we only have power when we’re in authority over someone else, or when we have a leadership position or a lot of influence.
This reminds me of the story I read in Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat, Pray, Love.
In the story a beggar is sitting on a box, asking people passing by for anything they can spare. One man walks past, stops, and then turns and asks the beggar what’s in the box he’s sitting on.
The beggar says, “I have no idea.”
Once the man leaves, the beggar stands up, opens the box and finds it full of gold coins.
This is what is happening with many of you. You don’t realize that you possess an immense amount of power. Instead you are looking outside yourself for recognition and validation, striving for more achievements, degrees or promotions, telling yourself only then will you feel really powerful.
It’s a lie. A terrible, horrible, life sucking lie.
Power doesn’t exist “out there” it exists “in here.” In you. And me. And everyone else.
The only difference between the powerful and the powerless is a decision to own and tap into your power.
Sure, there are people out there who seem to have power; evil people who reign terror over others all while claiming their “power.”
That’s not true power. That’s fear. That’s intimidation. That’s threats and lies and manipulation.
And that’s not what we’re talking about here. Not at all.
You have power.
That’s the first step in your “Power Trip.” Acknowledging that it’s there. Maybe you don’t know how to TAP into it yet, and that’s ok! That’s what this journey is all about. But every journey begins with the first step. Your first step is to understand and accept that you are powerful beyond measure.
Sari's passion is to help you TAP into your power from the inside, out. "Power Tools" provides real talk that gives you tools and reminders for tapping into your power instead of giving in to your excuses.