Additional aspects of your behavior that point to not managing your power in business or in your personal life.
- Changed your goals based on other people’s opinions. Changing course just because someone doubts your abilities gives that person power over your life.
- Hypersensitive to criticism. Feedback from other people can be instrumental in helping you become your best. But, if you value other people’s input too much, you may avoid doing anything that could lead to criticism.
- Other people have the ability to bring out the worst in you. If you allow someone else to cause you to get so angry you say or do things you later regret, or you succumb to pressure to do something against your values, you give away your power.
- Spending a lot of time talking about people that you don’t like. Every minute you spend thinking about someone you don’t like or complaining about someone you don’t want to be around, is 60 more seconds you give that person.
- Other people determine the kind of day you’re going to have. The kind of day you’re going to have should center around the boss’s mood or your co-worker’s actions.
Take Back Your Power!
Commit to becoming the driver—rather than the passenger—in your life. Decide that you’re going to be in control of how you think, feel, and behave regardless of the situation you find yourself in.
Business Change & Transition Strategist, Marie-Helene Sakowski at firstname.lastname@example.org