To be able to use power, we first need to understand what power is and where does it come from? Is it gained from a title, form wealth, from authority, from strength? By knowing what makes one powerful, one will be able to gain and control power.
The word power, comes from the latin word posse, which means ?be able?. The full definition of power reads: "the capacity or ability to direct or influence the behaviour of others or the course of events."
This gives us the first clue to where power comes from. Power really comes from the people around you. It is THEY who give one power, not you. And they give one this power through their communication lines and cooperation.
For example, have you noticed how much power the United States President has? Now, where is this power coming from? It is not from the persona of the person who holds the position of President. The United States President has power only because he occupies a position of "president", and this position has thousands and thousands of communication lines. It is the United States Citizens who grant him this power.
In this formula above, we can see that one's connections are the source of one's power. Taking responsibility for them and knowing them is important to know. Then one is able to transfer this power to another.
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