Events in life can cause us to transform ourselves. Choices that others make may provide a new environment that we have not asked for. Critically, we must look at our contribution to the outcome.
We can choose to be victimized by circumstances or determine that what lies in front of us is an opportunity, choosing to act responsibly about it.
The main element is our choice.
When we decide that the next step is ours to take and let go of any fears, doubts or insecurities, we are empowered and are now accessing our power, rather than giving it away.