Power is an interesting word. You can spin it many ways. The world loads it with money, position, and control. But many men and women who are in the position of power are not powerful. They are afraid. Scared how they will be perceived so they hide behind what they’ve built or the glossy plaque hanging on their heavy door. This is an external power, a false one which is actually panic disguised as presentation and keeps them prisoners in their own castle.
In my opinion, a powerful man or woman is sensitive and aware of their flaws. They focus more on taking ownership than giving orders. They set a precedence by pulling from their inner truth and always strive to be a better human, and in the process affecting many by example.
True power has nothing to do with one’s position or worth on paper. True power is one’s ability to humanize themselves, and this is an on going process that never ends. Because our human is where trust is built. Where respect and admiration is earned. Where we become mirrors to others — where true power lives.
Truly powerful people are not aware of their power. They are only aware of themselves.
If you’re in a position of power, ask yourself how you define power. And how are you using it to change yourself so that you can change the world? If there isn’t much change in self, you’re probably not changing the world much, no matter what you’ve build or how shiny your plaque.
Keep leaning forward,