5 Truths About Personal Power

Personal Power Truths

The Oxford Dictionary defines power as “the ability or capacity to do something or act in a particular way.” Empowerment makes someone “stronger and more confident, especially in controlling their life and claiming their rights.”

We are born with an unlimited power source.  As we are “educated,”  we develop thoughts and beliefs about our capabilities and where we draw our strength from.

Riding a motorcycle (or any other activity) isn’t an automatic ticket to empowerment. What it does do, is teach us many lessons about how we access and use our power.

personal powerMotorcycles act as teachers, demonstrating ways we maximize our power. Here are five of them.

Choices.

We manage the power of the motorcycle through the choices we make. How we apply throttle and brakes, along with appropriate gearing, determines how much power is accessed and at what level the motorcycle performs.

We manage our personal power through the choices we make. Thoughts, emotions and behaviors control our confidence, self-awareness and ultimately, our effectiveness. Our power is always there waiting to be accessed. It’s not something anyone else can give us, nor can they take it away. Listening to our intuition, being aware of interfering thoughts and choosing wisely bring out our best!

Nutrition.

The quality of the fuel, air and fluids we feed our motorcycle affects performance and longevity. Proactively nourishing it with the appropriate quantity of high quality ingredients will keep it running well.

We’ve all heard, “You are what you eat.” We’re also what we hear, see and feel. Eating a healthy diet and surrounding ourselves with positive, supportive people nurtures our body, mind and spirit.

Self-care.

Regular inspections help detect potential mechanical problems before they get out of hand. Taking corrective action reduces the risk of breaking down in the middle of nowhere the likelihood. Or avoiding an accident because our tires were worn.

Our bodies house our spirits so caring for them respects who we are. Since body, mind and spirit work together, focusing on one at the expense of another will affect the whole. Time with family, friends and nature is part of a healthy holistic regime. So is time alone.

Balance.

An imbalanced load makes the motorcycle harder to manage and more likely to tip over, especially at slow speeds. Power is diverted from moving the motorcycle forward to maintaining balance. Evenly distributing the load and keeping it low and close to midline frees up energy to move forward safely.

Balancing our workload and personal responsibilities, prioritizing our activities and learning to say no, helps us manage our power and energy levels. Looking after ourselves is the first step in both looking after others and fulfilling our purpose.

Interdependence.

Full power is available when all the individual parts perform their own function and work in harmony. A battery, tires, engine on their own have potential but you’re not going anywhere. Hook everything together in it’s place and you have synergy.

We’re all different with unique abilities and potential. Put a team together with complementary skills and let each person do what they’re good at, and not only does the whole team shine, but each individual flourishes.

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