Now THIS is the key to real power in the world.
You are a powerful being.
But all that power is useless if you don’t know how to use it.
Most people seem to think the success journey is about becoming more powerful. It’s about learning new skills, become more efficient, more effective. Learning how to bend the world to your will.
And it is. But that’s not all it is.
Think about it this way. Imagine you have an old Datsun car. Now you strap a booster jet from a military cargo plane to it.
That car just got a tonne more powerful.
But will that power do it any good? Power is just dangerous if you don’t know how to handle it.
Or imagine you want to go to an awesome Vietnamese restaurant across town. You’re trying to figure out how to get there and you’re friend says, lets put some extractors and a supercharger on this thing. Make it fully sik.
Again, that will give you more power, but power wasn’t your problem.
If you don’t know where you’re going, more power just means you get lost more quickly.
This is true in all things.
It’s not enough to focus on your skills, your techniques, your strength. It’s not enough to focus on the things that give you power.
We also have to be constantly cultivating wisdom. We have to be cultivating the awareness and maturity that will help us navigate through life. We have to know where we are going.
And the only way to do this is to live. To live broadly and courageously. Seek out new experiences, meet new people, take on new challenges.
Be playful, brave and be constantly curious.
This is the discipline of power. Wisdom is nothing but experience made conscious.
And it is wisdom – wisdom is the key to realising the promise of the power you already possess.