These are all questions many of us have asked ourselves over and over again growing up being sure that everyone else had the power to make the difference, but not us. This is also the basic belief of a major portion of the population of the world today. No one wants to act on his or her own or get involved because they think they have no power to make a difference, so why bother. And inside this belief folds the inaction that has brought the world to the brink of disaster over and over again.
We all seem to have been taught in a similar fashion that the “true” representation of power is outside of us; parents, teachers, bosses, the government, the news, etc. That it relates to money, control, leadership, and possession. No place for weakness and compassion here, or even yourself. Just knuckle down and grind away to get to the top before the other guy does so that you are the one with the power, the one in control, not them.
This inaccurate belief is a misconception of the true meaning of power. True power comes from within you. With the power within yourself you can move mountains one step at a time. Mother Teresa was not a giant, but she had the heart to be her own true self. She wasn’t an army of church workers coming to save the world. She wasn’t rich and powerful ruling over everyone. She was simply one person who stood in her place and changed things one step at a time to make a difference. This is true power, the power within.
Turn the key and unlock the true power within yourself. Take a belief and stick with it working out one step at a time to find the difference you can make in yourself and then see how it spreads to others. You see that is where the real difference begins, inside you with your life, not outside with someone else life.
You’ll be surprised at what you can accomplish when you learn that the difference is you.