8 Powerful Steps Towards Developing Your Personal Power

developing your personal power

When pursuing new ventures in your life, whether they are personal or business, follow these 8 steps and develop your own personal power.

Show Integrity

People value honesty as the most important quality. Be true to your word. Integrity builds your self–confidence. You will feel better about yourself if you are completely honest in everything you say and do.

Outline Clear, Specific Goals

This will give you the intensity of purpose that separates the successful from the rest.

Write down your goals on a month by month basis as well as a yearly basis. Share them with others if you wish, but don't feel like you have to.

Keep them where you will see them everyday. This will allow you to allocate your time and resources more effectively.

Always Interpret Things In A Positive Light

Never make assumptions. There may be reasons why things in your life don't turn out the way you had hoped. It usually means that better things are waiting for you right around the corner.

Choose to be optimistic instead of dwelling on the things that don’t work out.

Remaining cheerful and optimistic will help you deal with problems or issues that might normally depress someone.

Accept Yourself For Who You Are

As you have heard a million times, each person is unique.

This is very true!

Comparing yourself to others that you may see as better than you is the quickest way to destroy your self–image.

Instead, acknowledge how strong and beautiful you are! Focus on yourself and your goals, and create your own future!

Be Persistent

Be willing to stay at it and work at it longer than everybody else.

If you believe in yourself and your ability to succeed, you will develop your persistence.

Have the self–discipline to continue even when you are tired and discouraged. You will look back and be happy that you did.

Take Responsibility For Yourself And Your Actions

Instead of making excuses when things go wrong, accept the blame.

Then you can start thinking about what lesson you have learned and how to avoid the same mistake in the future.

Develop An "Attitude of Gratitude"

Be thankful for your health, your home, your loved ones and your work. Show your appreciation when dealing with others. A smile and a thank you goes a long way. At the end of the day, you will be happy you did.

Develop a Commitment to Excellence

Believe that you always deserve the very best for yourself in every situation.

Accept that any success you achieve is a result of your honest hard work and determination. 


    • Grayson @ Debt Roundup

      Grayson @ Debt Roundup 12/21/2012 7:15 a.m. #

      I am known by my friends to have a lot of bad luck, yet I continue to keep striving for bigger and better things. Though I can get pushed back by my bad luck, I never let it keep me down. If I did, I would have been out of the game a long time ago!

    • DC @ Young Adult Money

      DC @ Young Adult Money 12/21/2012 8:27 a.m. #

      Great advice, I especially like be persistent. Sometimes if you just work a little longer and don't give up, you can achieve things that you would never believe were possible. I also think some people throw in the towel way too early and then complain about their situation. If they just keep at it things will turn around faster than they think!

    • krantcents

      krantcents 12/21/2012 9:35 a.m. #

      Great tips! Attitude is 99% of being successful.

    • Tackling Our Debt

      Tackling Our Debt 12/21/2012 7 a.m. #

      @Savvy Scot - Exactly! But quite often it is the perfectionist that has trouble with that.

    • Tackling Our Debt

      Tackling Our Debt 12/21/2012 8 a.m. #

      @Grayson - Good for you! I am happy to hear that you do not let it hold you back. I once knew a man in a similar situation to you and he constantly used the bad things that happened to him as an excuse. He continually played the victim and got nowhere.

    • Tackling Our Debt

      Tackling Our Debt 12/21/2012 9 a.m. #

      @DC - You are 100% right! I have had to overcome my lack of patience and remain persistent to accomplish many things, both work wise and health wise. It does work!

    • Kim@Eyesonthedollar

      Kim@Eyesonthedollar 12/22/2012 8:50 a.m. #

      I have had a difficult time with the positive light one, but I think I've gotten there. I have had some setbacks in the past few weeks, but I think I've seen the good in them. It did take lots of perspective though.

    • KK @ Student Debt Survivor

      KK @ Student Debt Survivor 12/24/2012 8:14 a.m. #

      I really like the "attitude of gratitude" point. Sometimes it's easy to think that things stink for you. Working with people who are far less fortunate then me reminds me that even if I'm having a bad day, I'm still sooo fortunate to have everything I have. Health, family, friends, work etc.

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