Accepting responsibility for your life and refusing to be a victim of others or of life’s circumstances allows you to embrace your personal power and choose the life you want to lead. Being a victim in life keeps you feeling powerless and miserable, which robs you of the power you have to control your destiny and achieve your dreams.
Gaining Power from Responsibility
When you learn to accept responsibility for your role in whatever is happening, good or bad, in your life, you can embrace power over your present as well as your future. Owning your part in your failures, mistakes, or the circumstances of your life means you honestly accept the decisions that led you there, but it also means you can learn and make better decisions in your future.
Learning to recognize when you could have made better choices or different decisions provides you with insight that helps you achieve personal growth and become a better version of you. When you choose instead to only be a victim of negative events, you are giving up your chance to learn from and these mistakes, stunting your personal growth.
How to Get in Touch with Your Personal Power
Learning to regain or embrace your personal power can allow you to achieve your goals in life in several ways. But, how do you do this? Here are some simple steps you can take to become more personally responsible and powerful.
Step 1. Get to Know Yourself
You can’t connect with your personal power until you know your own strengths and weaknesses. Feeling confident in your abilities will help you see where you can make a difference in your life and stop allowing others to control your happiness, too.
Step 2. Accept Responsibility
You must accept how your decisions and actions in life are influencing your own happiness as well as others. It is no one’s job to make you happy. Only you can do that. Learning and accepting this is crucial for claiming your personal power.
Step 3. Express Yourself
Sharing your opinions, views, and ideas will help you feel like you are making a difference in your life and not settling for what you do not want. Letting others know what you think, and need is vital to getting what you want in this world.
Step 4. Move On
Hanging on to the past, including your own mistakes as well as those of others, is detrimental to growing your personal power. Accepting responsibility also means knowing that there is nothing you can do about the past except learn from it and move one.
Step 5. Stop Using Victim Language
You have choices. The more your language reflects this, the more you will be able to accept how your choices are affecting you. There are always consequences to your decisions, and when you choose to ignore that you are playing a role in your unhappiness, rather than just being a victim of life, you relinquish your power to change your life.
Step 6. Build a Supportive Network
Becoming the best version of yourself means learning from others. Surround yourself with positive people who wish you happiness. Look for others with personal power to serve as your mentor or guide. Mutually beneficial bonds will help you grow as well as the other person.
Learning to advocate for yourself, speaking up about your needs and ideas, and looking after your own needs are all important for learning to embrace your personal power. Abdicating your power by playing the victim will only keep you unhappy and trapped, so it is time to move on and become the best version of yourself by getting in touch with your personal power.