Life’s transformations happen to those who are willing to embrace the inner power that is alive within each and every one of us. HOW TO unlock your inner power and use it to build the life you dream about is what the book SEVEN STEPS TO INNER POWER: How to Break Through to Awesome by an amazing woman Dr. Tae Yun Kim is about. Here are the seven steps you could embrace and master when you open yourself to possibilities to tap into your inner power.
You have the power to transform your life. As an author, motivational speaker, martial arts grandmaster, and entrepreneur, I have helped thousands of people to connect with that inner power, enabling them to attain goals they once thought were far beyond their reach. In my new book, SEVEN STEPS TO INNER POWER: How To Break Through To Awesome, Life Secrets From a Martial Arts Master, I share my secrets based on my own experiences rooted in ancient martial arts tradition. All that will allow anyone to break through the barriers blocking their dreams.
The key to taking charge of your life lies in taking charge of your thinking. How often are our minds somewhere else, thinking, ‘I’ve got to do this or that’ instead of focusing on the task at hand? How often do we dwell on a past event or worry about the future instead of celebrating the beauty of the moment? When our minds are distracted, our energy becomes fragmented in many different directions. When that happens over and over again, we become weak, ineffective, and even paralyzed.
The answer lies in the seven steps to inner power. These steps are the foundation of the path to finding and expressing the real you – what I call the Silent Master. No matter how that path progresses for you personally, these principles apply to everyone.
7 Steps To Tap Your Inner Power
Body and Mind as One as Your Step 1
If your mind and body are not acting together as one in pursuit of your goals, you will sabotage your efforts. If you set a goal to run a marathon, but you eat improperly and skip workouts, you won’t attain your aim.
When you continually divide body and mind, one or the other will eventually let you know.
Truth of Self-Discovery as Your Step 2 to Inner Power
Truth is the process of self-discovery. When you want to create change, you must be brave in facing the truth — the truth of your current weaknesses and the truth of your innate strengths. You must be adventurous in taking charge of your life and implementing that change.
Think about what stories you tell yourself about why you are “stuck” – and envision how you would look and act if they were free from whatever is limiting them.
Purity As Your Insightful Stepping Stone to Self-Empowerment
When we affirm the truth of our original nature and reject foreign, limited concepts about ourselves, we are expressing purity. This means not holding onto poisonous states of mind like anger, jealousy, frustration, and hurt. I emphasize the importance of daily “cleansing” and suggest making your daily shower a time for valuable inner work.
Love – Begin With Loving Yourself Before Anybody Else
Before you can love another, you must first love yourself. When you really love yourself, you do the things that help you maintain and build your energy and life force, not tear them down. Greet every day as if you’re preparing for a date with yourself. Bring your best self to every day of your life.
Loyalty to the Process of Building Your Inner Power
Loyalty, as one of the seven steps, means commitment and dedication to one’s own life. That is, putting your real self forward with confidence, conviction, determination, purpose, power, and love. Loyalty also means sticking with your goals and plans in the long term.
One tool I suggest to remind you to stay loyal to your goals is to “clock” where you are on your personal life journey. See your life as a twenty-four-hour cycle and imagine what time it is right now for you.
Importance of Sacrifice As You Learn Your WHY’s
When you are trying to create a lasting change in your life, old habits and new habits cannot exist side by side. Sacrifice means giving up those things that are getting in the way of your goals – whether they are habits like drinking too much, or negative thoughts that are undermining your sense of self.
When you are facing a sacrifice, you shouldn’t think of it as something you are being forced to give up. Instead, focus on why you want to give it up.
Patience As Your Ultimate Companion
Patience is the final step in the creative process. It is here that impatient people may backslide and lose the benefits of all their hard work. Your life is always a work in progress. It takes time for you to grow and mature. Think of the metamorphosis of the caterpillar into a butterfly as one of the most beautiful symbols of patience.
Amazing things can happen if you are willing to step outside the lines you draw in your own mind. Use these seven steps to inner power as a guide to fearless living that will enable you to rethink what is possible and to reach for it with gusto.