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Develop Your Power – Part 1

You have the power to accomplish anything you want. You may not believe this. You don’t have to. You only have to develop your power, use your power, and you will then know how truly massive and undeniable it is.

Develop your power and enjoy a whole new sense of being. It may feel alien in the beginning. It may feel uncomfortable and unfamiliar. But the more you use your power, the more you will sense that you have converged with the greater flow of the power of the Universe.

I’m interested in hearing your comments and your own stories of developing your power. Also, I always appreciate your retweets, Facebook and other social media shares of this post.

Many Blessings,


Donna Merrill
Donna is a well known blogger and creator of "Blogging Magic" - an intensive guide to blogging. "Blogging Magic" is for beginners who are trying to figure out how to bring their blogs to life with tons of visits, comments and social media interaction. It's even for advanced bloggers looking to reach new levels of authority and engagement with their audience.

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41 Responses to Develop Your Power – Part 1

  1. Akos Fintor May 11, 2012 at 1:14 am #

    “Personal power is the ability to stand on your own two feet with a smile on your face in the middle of a universe that contains a million ways to crush you.”
    ― J.Z. Colby

    Hi Donna! I wanted to share one of my favorite quotes about power. Thank you for your post! Tony Robbins talks a lot about tapping into your personal power. I love it when someone realizes they had the “POWER” to make a change all along..When we need our power the most, is often when we don’t think we have anything left. That’s when you have to dig deep!! Thanks again!

  2. Alexandria Barker January 8, 2012 at 2:07 pm #

    Thanks for this inspiring message Donna – a wonderful reminder of the importance of staying in our power – something I intend on a daily basis. Love your videos!
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  3. Lynn Jones January 7, 2012 at 5:21 am #

    Hi Donna, It’s so true, we let go of our power when we react instead of respond. When we react, our fists are closed and when we respond, our palms are open. I really appreciated your inspiring video. It reminds me to let go and respond with love.
    Have a blessed weekend,

  4. Mike Stewart December 22, 2011 at 1:07 pm #

    To succeed on a matter that needs to be accomplished, we just need to condition our mind that we can do it instead of think negatively.

  5. Jenny Sanders December 16, 2011 at 6:06 am #

    Donna I totally agree on what you said on the video. It is us who makes our destiny. We need to make the best out of life.

  6. patricia November 30, 2011 at 3:52 pm #

    We are reponsible of what we attract! Keep arguing and being in conflict drains us and we can choose PEACE.

    I like the anchor of the fist, Donna.
    Being with our hands open to receive is about being in our pwoer…

    Inner power is about being oursleves and being in the flow.
    We know when we are in our power from the positive emotions we libv in the now.
    Thanks for ths post and video;)

  7. Beth Hewitt
    November 30, 2011 at 12:10 am #

    Donna – Beautiful post.

    I think the hardest part for people isn’t the trying to work out what the power is and how to use it, but to actually to wake up to the facts that they have a power at all.

    I often wish school and other place children and young people learn from would be encourage to follow their dreams and to develop their ‘powers’ over doing the mundane curriculum.

    Loved the video 🙂

    • Donna Merrill December 8, 2011 at 2:10 am #

      Awesome Beth! I have the same “hope” that schools would teach children encouragement and their unique gifts they have to offer. There are some schools who have that do that, but they are few and far between.
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  8. Darryl Burgess November 30, 2011 at 12:11 am #

    Hello Donna. I truly believe in the power. We are all in charge of our own outcome. Our actions and thoughts are so powerful. The law of attraction and laws of the Univers are key to life and business in so many ways. A big THANK YOU. I look forward to reading your future posts.
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  9. Nathalie Villeneuve November 28, 2011 at 9:09 pm #

    Hello Donna,

    LOVED your video…You are so wonderful at explaining this concept. Your example with the first is awesome and so true. To stay in our power is not easy. Actually it is a lot harder to work on ourselves and change our behaviors then to stay in the victim mode and not want to look at ourselves.

    To be in our power is freedom! It’s a beautiful place to be and it empowers our loved one to do the same. We becomes inspiring beings when take the time to meditate and transform our life! You are awesome Donna and again your example with the palms open I think is going to stay with me. Thank you…You are a gift and I am thankful to know you
    ~ Nathalie

  10. Kimberly Castleberry November 28, 2011 at 11:26 am #

    Beautiful girlfriend! And I love the softer look you’ve taken in this video. This whole video made me smile (welcome back by the way!).

    I JUST shared a quote on twitter a few minutes ago that totally fits here and I really love….

    “You take your life in your own hands, and what happens? A terrible thing: no one to blame. ~ Erica Jong”

    Wow, no one to blame, interesting concept and in fact probably why most people don’t even try! Most of us are accustomed to having someone ELSE to blame and scared of having to take responsibility for our results or lack there of.

    Great reminder sweetie,
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    • Donna Merrill November 28, 2011 at 8:25 pm #

      Thanks my dear Kimberly,
      Thanks for the awesome quote too. So many are caught up in the blame game that their lives are at a standstill. There is no room to go forward. I am happy I made you smile.
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  11. Elizabeth November 28, 2011 at 7:38 am #

    Yes I do have the power. I have learnt to believe in myself as I started off with very limited resources and the fact that I am here where I am today is because I believed I had the power. Thanks for sharing this great blog/video post as a reminder!
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    • Donna Merrill November 28, 2011 at 8:23 pm #

      Hi Elizabeth – Happy to hear that you do have the power. And it sounds to me that you are grateful for it. Thanks for stopping by, Donna
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  12. Holly
    November 27, 2011 at 3:06 am #

    Great message, Donna! I know it when I am in my ‘power’ and then I do also know it when I get a little off track.. But let me tell you that with time it has become so much fun.. It feels good. I know others who are in victim mode, (used to be there) and am so glad I have learned to be in my power! I love feeling that flow of the power of the Universe you mention…
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    • Donna Merrill November 28, 2011 at 6:33 pm #

      It does feel good Holly! I used to be in victim mode a long time ago. But that is what gave me the push to get on my own path and find the strength within. It’s been a long time and it feels great each and every day that growth is with me.
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  13. marquita herald
    November 27, 2011 at 12:54 am #

    I agree, wonderful message Donna! I think it’s hard for most people to accept they have power over their own lives – for some it’s a self-esteem issue, and for others it’s because accepting that you have power also means you have responsibility.
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    • Donna Merrill November 27, 2011 at 8:14 pm #

      I know Marquita, It is hard for most people to recognize that they have true power, that’s why I decided to make this a four part series. I’ve encountered many of my clients who are struggling with this issue, so I had to do something about it and blog it.
      Thanks for visiting,
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  14. Alexandria Barker November 26, 2011 at 1:01 pm #

    Hi Donna – thanks for a great message, great way to start the day! I really think we can’t hear this enough. It’s so easy to slip into negativity, but by catching it quickly we can turn it around and be in our power again. It’s really the only place to be to offer our best to ourselves, to each other, to the world.
    Love & Light
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    • Donna Merrill November 27, 2011 at 7:59 pm #

      Hi Alexandria, Great to see you here my friend. Yes, it is easy to slip into negativity – our critical mind talks us out of things so many times. But, to be aware is the first step. As you said, by catching it quickly we can turn it around and get our power back again. It is human nature, as as everything else, if we start one little positive habit, it grows to be part of us.
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  15. Nile November 25, 2011 at 12:33 pm #

    I have been blogging for about a decade now, and teaching people about blogging and even WordPress. It really is my passion. In 2010, I decided to stop being just a blogger and try to reach people personally by speaking at WordPress conferences (WordCamps.) It was tough considering I have a son, and it was public speaking. I had not spoken in front of a large crowd since high school (and my class year alone was 592.)

    However, I knew my material and I committed. Since that, I have done 7 WordCamps and a blogging conference. I feel like I have found more of my calling and feel more fulfilled.

    So I guess, I honed in on my power, and took a leap of faith.

    Some people never do that and they can benefit from your words.
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  16. Kellie Frazier November 25, 2011 at 12:20 pm #

    So many people have a difficult time understanding the power within us because it seems so ‘woo-woo’. We are a product of our own environment, and as you said, if you want change you have to recognize you have the power to change. Ghandi said to BE the change you want to see in your life, and if that doesn’t speak to how much power we have then I don’t know what .
    Keep up the good work Donna!
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    • Donna Merrill November 27, 2011 at 7:08 pm #

      Thanks for your insightful comment Kellie! Once we recognize that we are a product of our environment, we can recognize the changes we want to make. That is the first step. I like Ghandi’s quote to BE the change you want to see in your life. Once we do that we are in the path of our own power.
      Thank you
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  17. Jaden Daniels November 24, 2011 at 2:26 pm #

    I have been living in the Power for more than 2 years. It does take practice, but it is a much better place to be.


    • Donna Merrill November 27, 2011 at 7:01 pm #

      I know Jaden that you have come a long way since I have known you. I have watched you get into your own power and grow like crazy. Keep it up!
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  18. Emilia November 24, 2011 at 10:51 am #

    “If you find yourself always complaining, you’ve given your power away” Funny how I watch this video of yours today, I’ve just had a turnover of my life, realizing all the negative energies surrounding me just because of my negativeness. Thank you for this affirmation! 😀
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    • Donna Merrill November 27, 2011 at 6:59 pm #

      Thanks for your kind words Emilia. It is so simple to turn things around once you practice it. This is one in a 4 part series so visit again, and you will come into your power zone!
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  19. Tea Silvestre November 23, 2011 at 11:06 pm #

    Yes! I think the disconnect from our inner source of power comes from a place of wanting others or situations to change. We really need to just be responsible for our reactions and relax into the present.
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    • Donna Merrill November 27, 2011 at 6:54 pm #

      You got it girl! We need to do this every day in order to focus. We usually get caught up in the hussle and bustle of things, especially during the holiday season when we do have to do more juggling than usual. Training ourselves to do one little re-group each day will become part of our daily routine.
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  20. Anna November 23, 2011 at 5:45 pm #

    Wow, Donna, what’ an encouraging message! I found very hard admitting that I have such a power but I know that there is something there, I don;t know still how it is called…
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  21. Dena-Lynn November 23, 2011 at 3:53 pm #

    Donna, what a fantastic message! Once we learn to live in our power, to acknowledge that it is there, we’ve opened ourselves up to infinite possibilities to create the day/the life that we desire. Thanks so much for sharing your wisdom.

    Dena <3

    ps Ghandi and Parks are 2 of my heroes, they are great examples of how allowing your power to flow through you has the amazing potential to change lives!
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    • Donna Merrill November 23, 2011 at 10:04 pm #

      Thanks Deana-Lynn Glad you caught on to the analogy of Ghandi and Parks!
      Power takes practice each day. It is a mindset that has to be constant in your daily thinking.
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