Realizing your own power is the first step toward personal transformation, says blogger Michael Mackintosh. He believes we’ve created the current reality we reside in, and so have the ability to create a new reality if we wish. Mackintosh writes, “You are the only one to blame for everything that is happening and has happened.” By taking back control and responsibility for our happiness we have the capacity to create our own destiny. He suggests spending time at the beginning and end of each day imagining what will make us feel fulfilled and happy, which will lead to positive change.