Being in charge is a lot of fun. You get to tell other people what to do. That sounds like a pretty sweet deal! But the power trip mindset doesn’t always work out so well for those who often end up alienating the people in their lives and making bad decisions because of a lack of accountability.
And just a reminder…
- You can’t control everything, so stop trying to.
- You can’t be in control of everyone, so stop trying to.
- You can’t control what other people think, say, and do, so stop trying to.
- You can’t control how other people react to or treat you, so stop trying to!
It’s easy to power trip when you’re in charge
Ego is a thing. It’s easy for your pride and self-importance to grow when you have power over others; that can be good or bad, depending on how you handle it.
Have you ever heard the phrase “pride goes before destruction?” That comes from Proverbs 16:18, which says: “Pride goes before destruction, a haughty spirit before a fall.” Unfortunately, prideful people don’t usually think about how their actions affect others; they assume that the rules apply only to everyone else — not them.
People with a power trip mindset often expect special treatment because they are “special” (and often think other people should do things for them). As a result, they always put themselves first, even if doing so means stepping on someone else’s toes or trampling their feelings.
You can’t be in control of everything.
It’s important to understand that you can’t control everything. You can’t control other people’s actions, the outcome of events, or even your own life. However, it’s also important to realize that if you’re in a position where you feel like you need to be in control of everything (like a boss), there might be better fits because you will unboundedly find yourself on a power trip.
This is because being able to adapt easily and quickly is critical for success at work and in life overall. For example, suppose someone else is controlling your schedule or how things are done. In that case, there’s very little room for flexibility when unexpected situations arise—and they always do!
Ego and self-esteem do not work well together
If you think you have a power trip mindset, you first need to separate ego from self-esteem. The two are not the same, and you must understand this distinction.
Ego is the power you think you have and how others perceive that power.
Self-esteem is knowing who you are on an intrinsic level and feeling good about it.
Be humble when you don’t know something, and ask for help when needed
Sometimes you will not know the answer, and it’s OK to admit that. Being humble is essential in any situation. What matters isn’t how much you know; it’s how well you can help others learn from their mistakes and grow their knowledge of their craft.
You’re not perfect—and neither is anyone else in your life. So if someone asks for help with something, don’t brush them off because “you already did it.”
Ultimately, it’s up to you to decide what kind of person you want to be. But if you’re serious about being a good leader, then it’s time to start acting like one. Don’t let your ego or power trip mindset get the best of you. That’s when your downfall begins!
OVERWHELM TO OVERFLOW
Discover 3 Simple Things All Photographers MUST DO To Create a Profitable and Sustainable Business. Learn more!
PLEASE COMMENT BELOW