Power can be a loaded term. It can be seen as being negative if you are the person on the receiving end of abusive power. Power is positive when that power is in our own hands and that power is used for noble purposes. Power is can be awarded (legitimate power), but power can also be something that we can earn or acquire. Everyone has access to obtaining power. EVERYONE! Referent Power (respect/amiability) and Expert Power (knowledge/talent) are not easily acquired sources of power, but they are two forms of power that are obtainable with a degree of effort. Someone may appoint you to a position of leadership and thus grant you power by position (legitimate power), but that person can't give you the effort that is required to earn respect or knowledge that will allow you to lead effectively in that position. Effort is not a birthright or a genetic trait. Effort is a choice. Effort allows us to move closer to our full potential, including our potential to acquire power and thus, effect change in our own lives and the lives of others. Effort also allows us to reach our full potential in regards to our athletic goals. Your parents helped to determine you athletic ability. YOU determine whether that athletic ability is realized to its full potential by choosing to put in the maximum effort possible. We can achieve power. We can achieve our goals. We can move closer to our athletic potential. All require effort. Effort is our choice.
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