Access Your True Power

“What I found from coaching women for over two decades is that the motivation that takes us to a certain level of success eventually runs out. That motivation to prove ourselves, to prove that we can play with the big boys has an expiration date. It’s not that we stop wanting to make stuff happen but that first motivation is externally oriented (approval, acquisitions, accolades) is not enough to take us all the way.You lose the energy to push and plod along the linear path, doing whatever it takes to get somewhere or doing things that merely provide you with what Rabbi Abraham Joshua Heschel called the “forgeries of happiness.”At that point you might feel, ”What?, this used to excite me. It’s just not doing it for me anymore. I have an appetite for something more.” The good news is when that motivation runs out, a new motivation is born. That new motivation is the deep desire to excavate your purpose, your talents, your gifts on behalf of the truth of who you are so that you can live up to your fullest potential. We long to find a way to use what we’ve got to make a difference. When you live from that motivation, that is true power! I love the quote where Oprah says, “When we see this kind of power shining through someone in all its truth and certainty its irresistible, it’s inspiring, its elevating.” ~ Wendy Wallbridge