We will all get to experience some form of power within our lives. It might be coaching a football team, managing a new project at the office or simply declaring that we are going to take full control of our lives.
“With great power comes great responsibility.”- Voltaire
This particular quote may be a little bit of a cliché and it always seems to remind me of the first Spider-man movie for some reason. But it’s one of the best quotes to keep in the back of your mind when you feel like you’re in a position of power.
People often claim that when a weak individual who has stood along the sidelines for the majority of his life, comes to a position of power he will abuse that power and act vindictive towards others. Instead of uplifting those around them, their main aim is to bring people down and that they will soon forget where they came from. In other words the power will eventually go to their heads. But that might not be necessarily true.
In “The Motivation Manifesto” Brendon Burchard has a quite different take when it comes to power and I agree with him one-hundred percent. He claims that a person will not suddenly change when he comes to a position of power.
“The evil person will only become more evil with greater power. The kind person, kinder. The loving, more loving. The generous, more generous. As we seek money or influence, let us be clear about who we are today, knowing that this will simply be amplified when we gain power.”
Continue to be the loving, caring, passionate and strong willed person that you are today and as you work your way towards a position of power remember that your traits will only be amplified when you finally reach it. So make it your mission today to be the person which you want to see succeed.
What type of person are you? Let us know in the comment section.
Written By Jacob Rozanski
The Bulb Culture
“Motivating You one step at a time.”
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