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!
A tiger mother lost her cubs from premature labor. Shortly after she became depressed and her health declined, so they wrapped up piglets in tiger cloth, and gave them to the mother tiger. She now loves these pigs and treats them like her babies:: aww!