If you are following this Personal Power series, and have experienced the increase in inner power possible, then you've already seen the big advantage of changing your perspective.

Recognize the Source of Personal Power
When you come across a fundamental truth, something within you immediately recognises it without losing a single moment. When you feel the inner power of truth, when you come close to truth, you immediately appreciate it without argument. You don't have to accept or believe it, you recognise it in your being.

Authentic personal power is not something which you battle to learn, it feels familiar, it comes as something you recognise. You realize that you have always known this truth, and have just forgotten it, you remember rather than need to learn it from scratch.

Your Self Sabotage Mechanism's Task
When you see an increase in personal power, write down the story of when and how you experienced that increase. Half a page on the circumstances and what happened can change your life by making you even more effective. This cements your understanding of your new truth, the koan (see part 1 of this series) which gave you that improvement.

Yet your self sabotage mechanism loses influence as you increase your personal power, so it may tell you that you can't afford the time right now. Its job is to sabotage any changes, and it's amazingly persistent in recommending the negative. So whenever you get the thought that you don't have the time or energy, investigate that rationale. Then either make the time to write down what happened right now or schedule it for later, preferably before bed tonight.

It may even tell you that some nonsense like sorting your sock drawer, for example, is a more valuable use of your time! But is there anything more valuable than this secret of success - how to become more effective? Learn to transcend your current perspective by integrating the best of the old and the new. But don't delay, the sooner you do it, the more personal power it'll have for you.

This is why practice - time and energy - into these new perspectives is sooo important. There really is no free lunch! You'll change your life as you become more aware of your self sabotage mechanism and choose to be positive instead.

The Value of your Self Sabotage Mechanism
Whenever you follow your self sabotage mechanism, you end up in less favorable circumstances. But if you're too busy to cement your increase in personal power as explained above, not to worry. The resulting more difficult situations will encourage you to do so. Any experience of what you don’t want reminds you to choose actions which bring the more desirable circumstances you do want!

The energy that you put into harnessing a koan's personal power is an investment which benefits you and your future. But you need to do the work, you can't get away with just knowing about it, the secret of success is to integrate it into your being. That's real progress, the increase in personal power is available to you forever.

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Food for Thought
"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest."

- commonly attributed to Benjamin Franklin, 1706-1790, Founding Father of the United States.


Franklin defined the American ethos as a marriage of the practical and democratic values of thrift, hard work, education, community spirit, self-governing institutions, and opposition to authoritarianism both political and religious.

Author's Bio: 

Cris Baker has much practice in overcoming adversity, he's been screwing things up for years! Why suffer the consequences of your own mistakes? Now you can benefit from real knowledge, crucial know-how gained from his vast experience with extensive pain and suffering!

You'll find enormous joy in overcoming your self sabotage; check out the secrets of success at Life Strategies, increase your personal power and discover how to change your life!