Today, I looked in the mirror and asked - “What is power? And how do I exercise it in my life?”
I soon realized that I felt shy about power and didn’t really exercise it in my life. And not surprisingly, I found that I associate power with loneliness, pain and critique.
I am not really going to elaborate on this topic because I am still parsing out my own thoughts about this. But I wanted to bring it here for other women to contemplate.
How have you shunned power in your own life because you feared loneliness and pain? Can we change this dialogue on power? Can we shift our thinking and perceptions about power to really own it?
If there is one thought I have fully formulated it is the fact we need more women in leadership and decision making positions in society. And how can we do this, if we fear power?