This is a darned good question! I hadn't really thought about this before, so am doing this here with you.
In my world, Personal Power is your ability to take care of yourself. It's an attitude or state of mind. A belief that you are a strong, loveable and valuable human being, and have the right to step up and take care of yourself and what is important to you.
I believe your personal power is rooted in your level of self-esteem. If you love and value the person you are, then you believe you have right to claim your personal power. This means you are willing to set boundaries around what you will and will not accept from others, take control of your life, and make things happen for yourself. If you don't have positive self-esteem you might not believe you deserve to do those things. Instead you will let others run your life, not go after what you want, and believe you don't deserve better.
I believe that your power is always there. You just have to give yourself permission to claim it!
These are my random brief thoughts about personal power. I'm looking forward to hearing yours.
Please share what this term means to you, so we can continue the discussion and all support each other and grow together.
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