You are truly the most powerful person in your life.

Oh, but Petra, there are so many people and stories in my life, truly they hold power.

I hate to tell you but truly you are always in control, you just must choose.

Choose to take responsibility for how you feel, for how you act and how you show up.

Choose to take control of how you feel, for how you act and how you show up.

Is it really that simple?

Yes and no.

In the essence, yes, it is because you make that choice and not someone else. You see, when we are little kids, the adults in our lives had the power and in part, we relinquished that power. And somewhere amid it all, we believed that the influences of others are of the essence and that those thoughts and opinions of others are always in control.

But I am going with a big no here, no one has the power to tell you how to feel, to be and to act. You make a choice to give up your power when you are always pleased and making sure everyone in your world is happy. So, the truth of the matter is that without a doubt, you are indeed a powerful person.

Every morning when you wake up, you have a choice and your power lies within the choice you are making.

You can make all the excuses in the world of why you are not powerful in your own right. Or you can stop feeding all the inner beasts and decide to feel and be happy.

Some time ago, I had this conversation with someone who has known me for over 20 years.

You’ve always been very happy with very little

That doesn’t mean, I didn’t struggle or felt frustration, but in each moment, I make a choice on how I want to feel. I can feel super frustrated and annoyed that I have not achieved all my dreams yet.

Or I can make a choice to be happy, knowing that I am exactly where I am supposed to be and that my response to everything will come from love and joy.

I choose to be grateful for everything that I have right here and right now, rather than focusing on the fact that my past was really the trajectory of setting me up to fail.

You choose. You decide.

Because truly, you are the most powerful person in your life.

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