A Force To Be Reckoned With

I thought this song rather fitting with the whole wrecking ball theme and all. I mean, a wrecking ball can do a whole lot of damage, but if it’s used with intention, it gets the job done very effectively.

When we think of this phrase, “A force to be reckoned with” and use it to refer to a person, we generally think of someone we don’t want to challenge. This is usually a person with influence or power. They may not be powerful, but we perceive them as such by the way they carry themselves.

On the extreme end they could be potentially dangerous, especially if they have a wrecking ball and are aiming it at you!

I have known a few people that I would describe as “A force to be reckoned with” and if I broke it down for you and tried to explain why I thought of them in this way, I would say it has to do with confidence.

But what is confidence anyway? It is when we feel sure about our skills and abilities. This is not in an arrogant way: that my friends, is called false confidence and we all know a few people like that!

Confidence means you accept and trust yourself and have a sense of control in your life. You know your strengths and weakness well and have a positive view of yourself. This super power of yours emits a sort of beacon to others who are drawn to you like moths to a flame.

We lose our confidence when we rely on others for our self esteem. When we look outside of ourselves for attention, love and acceptance, rather than going within and learning how to cultivate these qualities ourselves, our power is diminished and we have essentially taken a wrecking ball to ourselves and smashed our self love, self worth and self acceptance into a thousand pieces.

But when we find the love within that we have been tirelessly looking for out there somewhere, it’s as though a switch goes off and we realize just how many times we sold ourselves short and settled for so much less than what we were worthy of.

When we learn to become the wrecking ball that carves our own path, not one that is dictated by someone else, we might get a lot of flack from people who don’t like our new found power.

This is a sign that they are probably one of the people who have been keeping you from being the force that you know you are capable of. People don’t like change, especially when you decide you’ve had enough of the program.

When you become a person no one should have ever underestimated or ignored, you have two choices when it comes to keeping people in your life or allowing new ones in.

Let people meet you at your level or put down down the wrecking ball and sign on for more of the same bs. The choice is yours.

I have to go now; I’ve got more walls to smash!

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gretchenlynnallison

I’m a creative. This means I live in my head, my heart and my imagination; simultaneously. I love acting, modeling, writing and coming up with new ideas to help inspire others.

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