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The Power of I Will...

Frederick Douglass once said, "Power cedes nothing without a demand."


We all want to feel powerful, or at least feel like we have power and control over our own lives and sometimes the lives of others.


Yet the best use of power is the power of self-control and the power of the divine within us to create the lives we desire.


When we exercise the power of the divine, we get to share that power with others. That's the power that grows out of collaboration and relationships.


One of the important components of power is to understand how power originates. Power in our workplaces, for example, originates with titles. Power in education originates with the teacher-student model. In other words, as humans, we perceive that power is based upon perceived title and authority.


There are implied structures of power that are seen and felt as well. These perceived power structures are based on race, religion, expectations, conformity, and social consequences.


Yet, the greatest form of power is that power that exists within us and says, "I Will."


"I will, "two of the most powerful words we can ever say. When we exercise the words, I will, we take the most important and powerful step towards our destiny. We place our demands on the universe


"I will," is the self-declaration that you have the power to choose. That your destiny is not in the hands of another.


This past week I read words from someone I know who had decided to move to another chapter of their life. Their words started with, "I will." They had made a powerful decision for their future self.


Today, know that the universe, God, the one, whatever we choose to call this source is waiting for us to create. To create through the most powerful words at our disposal. "I Will."


So, if today you are standing at a crossroads and need to know how powerful you truly are, say, "I Will." Proclaim it to yourself and mean it. Then stand back and watch God go to work for you.


Today, you can reclaim your power by simply saying, "I will!"

 

Attention Bias





What is attention bias? Attention bias is our tendency to prioritize certain types of stimuli/information over others. At any given moment, an individual's senses can perceive countless stimuli in our immediate surroundings. Threat-related attention bias refers to the tendency to prioritize the processing of threats over benign or neutral stimuli. Is it no wonder we have biases related to race, ethnicity, disability, and more?


Each of us individually generates more information than ever before in human history. We take in almost 90,000 pieces of information daily, yet our brains can only filter in about 10 percent of that information. The rest, well is stored in our subconscious minds and often when we perceive a threat we act upon it.


How do you perceive the world around you and how can you understand your attention bias?


 

The WEBB Advisory Group Presents



The WEBB Center For Social Impact was developed and designed from more than 50 years of lived experience as a Black Woman in America.


Focusing on domestic policy specifically, our institute provides a global worldview perspective for black and brown women from the diaspora living in America today.  

Using research data, lived experiences, and stories of impact, policymakers and leaders can understand the social impacts various policies have on black and brown children and women, today and tomorrow.  

In response to various incidents in our country's recent history, history mustn't repeat itself.  Therefore, the WEBB Center For Social Impact strives to provide voter information, information on issues for policymakers, information for community activists, and information for anyone who seeks to understand the social impacts of public policy on individuals and communities.

 

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Prayer for the Week


Dear God,

As we begin this new week, we come before You with a heart full of gratitude for this gift of life. Grant us the strength and courage to create the lives you have planned for us through the power of the words, "I Will." Guide our steps and help us make wise decisions in all that we do. May Your wisdom illuminate our path and Your love fill our hearts. Bless this week with Your presence, and may it be a week of growth, positivity, and accomplishment. In Your name, we pray. Amen


"Inspiring Humans...Changing Communities."


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