1) They pay close attention to how they think
Part of developing your personal power and maintaining it is focusing on how you think. The way you approach something is your greatest personal power; you have the power to think how you want to think and feel how you want to feel.
Those with high levels of personal power focus on the way they think. They know it’s okay to feel the emotions their feeling and to think the way they think, so long as they look at it the right way. They don’t blame their actions, decisions, emotions, or thought processes on anyone else; they take full responsibility.
2) They forgive easily
Those who have high levels of personal power know that forgiveness is not for the person who hurt them, but for themselves. When you harbor hatred and hold on to grudges, you hurt no one but yourself.
Forgiveness gives you the power and allows you to move on from the transgression and grow. You don’t have to forget the transgression when you forgive, but letting it go will give you the power and the freedom to move past it.
3) They set boundaries
Boundaries are an important asset to developing and honing your personal power. Those with high levels of personal power set emotional and physical boundaries. This allows them the control to spend their time how they want and with whom they want. They don’t blame others for wasting their time or for forcing them to do anything.
These boundaries also play a role in the first point we made, how you think about things. You have the power to control what you do, how you view the time you spend, and who you blame. Those with high levels of personal power don’t blame others for anything; they take full control and hold all the power.
4) They take responsibility
Those with high levels of personal power take full responsibility for their feelings and actions. You won’t hear these people saying that so-and-so made them feel a certain way or that someone forced them to do something. They take responsibility, control, and power.
Only you control your emotions, actions, and choices. No one can force a person with personal power to do anything.
5) They don’t complain, they problem solve
You don’t get anywhere by simply grumbling and complaining. You have to actually look for a solution. Those with high levels of personal power don’t just grumble and complain, they look for what they can do to fix the problem. That’s not to say that you can’t vent, you can, it just all comes down to the way you’re thinking and how you’re perceiving the situation.
Those with high levels of personal power get far in life. They tend to be successful at everything they do and hold the power in all situations. In order to be like them and develop and hone your personal power, you have to learn from them and duplicate their habits.
We hope this article helped to guide you on your journey towards honing your personal power and that you make the effort to imitate these habits.