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Personal power is also a measure of the ability to focus your attention the ability to focus your attention is a way to navigate through conflicting desires something important to realize is that while you may have developed great discipline in focusing your attention in some areas of your life it doesnt mean you have mastery in focusing your attention in any situation. Personal power comes from your personal character attributes such as strength of character passion inspiration or a personal vision of the future personal power is further enhanced by the strength of your interpersonal skills such as your ability to communicate well and be persuasive with others. The other obstacle is that we are not very good at implementation personal change and renewal process is not easy one there we need certain principles and a lot of self discipline in implementation i have found the following ten principles useful when trying to find my personal vision and especially when implementing it into praxis 1. My favorite definition of power is the ability to act so personal power is the ability for you to take action self belief is the energy that drives you to take action self efficacy is your belief about how much you can control your own actions and the events that affect your life one of the worst enemies of personal power is learned helplessness why bother if you cant get results. The easiest way for personal power the first need that each person has is for acceptance acceptance is the basis of personal power whenever you express unconditional acceptance of another person his or her self esteem goes up the person feels valuable and important as a unique and special individual