You have more control over your life than you ever dare admit to yourself. You have more intestinal fortitude, innate power, and raw genius than you ever allow yourself to acknowledge.
There are lots of reasons for not being aware of your personal power. Our culture preaches humility, self-depreciating humor and fitting in with the herd. But that is a recipe for mediocrity.
Of course there’s also the issue of personal responsibility. If we think we’re powerless or not talented, we don’t have to take responsibility for living a mediocre life. We get to play victim with all the validation and emotional payoff that provides. But victimhood will never lead you to success, happiness and prosperity.
The only thing that gets you there is accepting your responsibility, acknowledging your gifts, and recognizing than you have an astonishing level of control over what happens in your life.
You have the power. Are you using it?