It has both positive and negative connotations, doesn't it?
POWER is defined as the capacity or ability to direct influence on the behavior of others.
Power, then, is capacity or potential.
I prefer physics' definition of POWER: Work exerted over time. In the scientific world, Power isn't potential, it's Active. In the world.
Physics would define capacity to exert Power more accurately as Potential Energy.
Potential Energy is:
You see the ball, water, spring and balloon don't have potential energy until you do something to them. You stress their comfortable environment. Potential Energy builds when it wants to return to a more stable state, but it can't.
Isn't the same true for us?
We define Stressors as those things that make us uncomfortable, driving us to action that returns us to a more comfortable state.
We even use science to describe Potential Energy!
Want to learn how to re-frame Stressors as Potential Energy Generators?
It just takes a mindset shift!
Think of a Stressor you are experiencing right now. It could be a difficult relationship. A missed deadline. An unrealized ambition.
Now, ask yourself these three questions: How can this stressor…
Here are some mental images you can use to envision and store that Stressor as Potential Energy:
In every Stressor there is an opportunity to store beautiful Potential Energy.
Isn't that a more empowering way to look at your Stressor?
Releasing Potential Energy Generates True Power
Now that you've stored that Potential Energy in a positive way, when should you release it?
You see, an object itself doesn't have Power.
Potential Energy is defined by the system, not the object.
Are you ready for the real mic drop?
Systems generate power, not people!
You don't HAVE power. You exert Energy into a system and see how much POWER is generated by how much other people move. Do people act differently because of the energy you released?
Now that's POWER!
Finding the optimal time to release your Potential Energy means you need to read the system. Determine the right Offer, the right People and the right Time for maximum impact.
In summary, High Performers:
This generates Power.
This is when you achieve your goals.
This is when you fundamentally change the way people work and live in your community and the world.
And this …. is Wisdom 4 Humanity!