Feeling powerless and being powerless are two very different things. As you take small steps towards your goal,s (no matter how you're feeling) you will discover that powerless is not who you are at all!
"One does not become enlightened by imaging figures of light, but by making the darkness conscious." (Carl Jung) << The persona may be the outward face, but the shadow self the puppeteer and saboteur. So really, where should all the effort be spent?