power, what’s yours?

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“The measure of a man is what he does with power.”
― Plato

What kind of power do you have?

How do you use your power?

First we have to define what power is?   Is power the ability to carry out a goal despite resistance?   Do you have the power to achieve your goals or do you experience some form of resistance from others or from other things?   Do you have the power to influence?  How did you answer those questions?

Getting out of bed in the morning means having power over self.   Perhaps you have to face the temptation and desire to stay in bed.   When you don’t find that activation energy to get out of bed it seems that the bed has more power than you do.

Do you have power over your habits?   Do you find it easy to change the way you behave and act?   Do you find it easy to change how you eat, exercise, sleep or relate to others?   What would you want to change?   Where would you like power that you don’t have power now?

Where does power show up at your work?   Do you have equal power with others or do you feel you have less or perhaps more power than others do?   If you do have power then how do you use that power?  What kind of power do you have?  Do you have control over outcomes?

What does your power look like?   Is it power over others?   Is it power through others?  Is it power with others?

How do you use your power?   Do you use it to create more value?   Do you use it to control others?   Do you use it to empower others?

Think about how you use your power.  Think about how others see your power and how it impacts them.  What would you like to change?

 

 

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