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Personal Power

What is personal power? It is basically the ability to get yourself to take action no matter what. This term was made popular by motivational guru, Anthony Robbins. This concept isn't something that is new but he put it in a way that made it simple for anyone to make it a part of their life. The word, "power", is actually defined as the ability to act or to produce an effect. In essence, it means the ability to get results. In life, you either do or you don't. The people who are able to get themselves to take action are the ones who get all that they want. The people who aren't able to do this usually end up living a life of mediocrity and are full of regret.

I was first introduced to this concept in the program, Personal Power 2 by Anthony Robbins. The concept is obviously simple. If you want something, you need to take action in order to get it. Nothing happens unless you act upon your intentions. Of course, simple and easy are two very different things. You can understand how to do something but when it comes down to actually doing it, that can be a completely different story.

What I learned in Robbins Personal Power program is a set of skills that allowed me to get myself to take action. It's not always easy though. Sometimes you can know what to do, know how to get yourself to take action, and still not want to do anything. The biggest mistake that I made years ago was that I didn't set goals that I truly wanted. I set goals that were seen as success in other people's eyes instead of my own. I went around in circles for years feeling frustrated and wondering why I wasn't able to get myself to take the actions necessary to achieve those goals. I found out later on that I didn't really want those goals.

Once I was able to set the kind of goals that I really wanted, using my personal power became a hundred times easier. Again, the concept is simple but putting it into action is a bit more difficult. Once you know what you want, you will need to get yourself to take action long enough for those actions to become a habit. Once it becomes a habit, things get a lot easier. People who have been going to the gym 5 days a week for years don't have to motivate themselves to go. It's a habit, like brushing your teeth.

You can harness your personal power through awareness. By that I mean being aware of the power that you possess to control your fate by deciding on the actions that you will take and not take. If you are thinking of getting the Personal Power CD program, then I highly recommend it. Robbins has a lot of other programs as well but this program is the most complete. All of his other ones are mainly just repeats of this program. It can be life changing. If you don't have the money to buy it, you can probably find it at the library.

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