Power is often thought of as the ability to act or to do something. Adjust that idea a bit, and power becomes the ability to make others do what you want them to do.
Power causes change … both good and bad.
Power influences other … for both benevolent and evil people’s purposes.
And, let’s be honest here: people want power. Even in our little corner of the world, we all have things we want to do. (Check out that first definition of power again.) And some of us, most likely all of us, have some ability to make others do what we want them to do.
Here comes the what if.
What if we adopted the definition of power found in today’s quote?
“Power is the ability to do good things for others.”
Now that perspective on power will turn your world, my world … everyone’s world … upside down. And you know what? We all have that power at our very fingertips today. Right now. We don’t have to learn how to do good for others. Ever heard of the Golden Rule? “Do to others what you would have them do to you.” (Matthew 7:12c NIV)
Think of how you would like someone to be good to you — and then stop thinking about yourself and go do that good thing to someone else. Simple, yes? And powerful.
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