You’ve always had the power.

To help conquer that feeling of powerlessness, ask yourself: Am I giving away my power to please others, or to try to fit in.
Am I telling myself that I don’t count?
If you are, remember that you have the right to be treated with respect, to express yourself freely. The right to ask for what you need, and to fight for what you need and want. Most people who have learned powerlessness barely feel entitled to speak, let alone to speak freely. Often professional therapy is necessary to overcome the ingrained patterns. Never the less, to overcome learned powerlessness, you must gradually claim each and every human right, one after the other. ‘You’ve always had the power, you just need to claim it’