Powerful People Inspire Themselves



February 12, 2015

I have always been one to inspire myself and have often been called a powerful women. After becoming a psychic and teacher I find myself talking a lot. Would you believe I was originally a shy child? It all changed in my teens and has grown from there.

All people should inspire themselves - part of that coming from clarity of thinking - from trusting one's intuition - and great DNA programming. It becomes easier with age, experience, understanding the patterns of reality, and success. It doesn't hurt to have a great spirit guide and psychic abilities (that's where great genetics comes in).

Being accepted and recognized also helps one feel empowered and confident especially if they believe in what they are doing.

Powerful people are passionate about life and create from there. Today people search for that passion as never before.

At age 11-year-old I had a unique encounter that would carry with me through the decades as I arrive at age 72 next week (image above taken today and not photoshopped). Everything told to me that day has come to pass - the stories of my journey as Ellie Crystal endless. And with that I feel empowered in my destiny to talk about reality as a hologram and everything else that I discuss on Crystalinks with clarity and certainty, knowing that some people are programmed to get it sooner, the rest later. Those who get it, need to not feel alone. Understanding reality helps the healing process faster than any therapy.

I agree with the statement in the article below that powerful people are bad listeners. For the most part I am not a great listener and prefer to talk - though not argue. It's not about being opinionated - it's about understanding how reality works. I must be doing something right as readers return to Crystalinks, and the psychic reading business is still booming for me.

Each day I am inspired by something. It could be something in the news, a special image I found, science, pseudoscience, media, personal experiences, and more. I can create a blog about anything and have fun doing it. Maybe this explains why after 20 years of Crystalinks being online, it is still as strong as ever.





All About Me: Powerful People Inspire Themselves   Live Science - February 12, 2015

During his 2014 Oscar acceptance speech for best actor, Matthew McConaughey recalled that a woman asked him as a teenager, "Who's your hero?" He replied, "You know who it is? It's me in 10 years." McConaughey, one of Time Magazine's most influential people of 2014, described how he needed a role model for inspiration and motivation, and he found those in his future self.

A new study on how powerful people find inspiration shows that McConaughey is not alone. "Powerful people draw inspiration from their own experiences, not from those of others," said Gerben van Kleef, the lead researcher of the study and a professor of social psychology at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. "In contrast, people with less power are better able to draw inspiration from others."

During his 2014 Oscar acceptance speech for best actor, Matthew McConaughey recalled that a woman asked him as a teenager, "Who's your hero?" He replied, "You know who it is? It's me in 10 years." McConaughey, one of Time Magazine's most influential people of 2014, described how he needed a role model for inspiration and motivation, and he found those in his future self.

A new study on how powerful people find inspiration shows that McConaughey is not alone. "Powerful people draw inspiration from their own experiences, not from those of others," said Gerben van Kleef, the lead researcher of the study and a professor of social psychology at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. "In contrast, people with less power are better able to draw inspiration from others."

Powerful people are often bad listeners, but they tend to get excited when they talk about their own experiences, van Kleef said. He and his colleagues decided to find out why, and test whether powerful people - individuals who can influence others - are inspired by themselves.

Finding inspiration

The researchers conducted four experiments to determine where powerful people find inspiration. In each, between 82 and 239 undergraduate students at the University of Amsterdam and the University of California, Berkeley, answered surveys about how powerful they felt, rating themselves on questions such as, "I can get others to do what I want," and "I think I have a great deal of power."

In one experiment, students who felt more powerful reported they drew more inspiration from themselves than they did from others during typical conversations. In another, the students were paired up, and asked to share and then listen to an inspiring experience, rating how inspired they felt throughout the entire conversation.

The students who felt more powerful had higher baseline feelings of happiness, hopefulness, empowerment and pride than the less powerful students did. Furthermore, the more powerful students reported feeling more inspired by their own stories than by their partners' stories compared with less powerful people, the researchers found.

In another experiment, when asked to write either about themselves or about others, students who felt powerful were more inspired when they wrote about themselves compared with the less powerful students.

Inspirational me

It's unclear why powerful people draw more inspiration from themselves, but the researchers offered three theories.

"Powerful individuals have a tendency to inflate their own importance while depreciating others, and to prioritize themselves over others in social interactions," van Kleef told Live Science. "We thought that these tendencies might extend to the ways in which powerful people become inspired."

Powerful people also may see themselves as superior to others, he said. "We reasoned that powerful people would have a harder time appreciating the greatness of another person," van Kleef said.

Moreover, people often enjoy talking about themselves, but try not to overdo it because of social pressures. But powerful people are less susceptible to social pressures, which might make it easier for them "to publicly indulge in the greatness of their own experiences," van Kleef said. [5 Ways Your Emotions Influence Your World (and Vice Versa)]

The study may also indicate that the powerful people are, on average, somewhat more narcissistic than less powerful people are, he added. But it's a chicken-or-the-egg scenario. "Narcissistic individuals may have a stronger desire to reach powerful positions, and people who hold powerful positions may over time adopt slightly more narcissistic tendencies," van Kleef said.

The study will help scientists draw a better picture of the powerful, said Kristin Laurin, an assistant professor of organizational behavior at the Stanford Graduate School of Business, who was not involved with the study.

Perhaps future research will explore how others react to powerful people, and whether they find the self-absorption offensive or maybe even a relief that they themselves don't have to talk that much, she said. "In other words, when you are powerful, is it in fact to your benefit to focus on yourself as a source of inspiration?" Laurin said. "Or does it make you miss out on exciting opportunities?"




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