The power lies within me . It gives me strength to achieve great things. It also tries to drive me to destruction. It all depends on whether I own the Power or Power owns me.

The sense of power is like getting the best of the world. Its the power within you that can destroy you or build you.

The most important power you have is the your Power to Response

Responsibility is the the ability to response.because its made up of words Response + Ability.

-The Seven Habits of Effective People

No matter what we are or where we are. we all respond to a given situation.some times we respond blaming or sometime we respond by accepting or finding some solution. However or What ever we Respond we do it because we have The Power to Response..

How to use the Power of Response?

Asoka the Great Indian Emperor from 269 BC to 232 BC, enraged by Ruler of Kalinga not accepting his Supremacy responded by brutally attacking the tiny kingdom completely destroying the state of Kalinga.

When the war was over the same Asoka felt sick seeing the destruction, responded become the first emperor to follow Non Violence and Turned into messenger of Peace by converting himself to Buddhism.

Now you see you have two options to respond violently or peacefully.The option to select gives us the Power to Choose.

The power to choose gives us the power to Response.. What will happen when you encounter a Bear in a Jungle.You have got three option Fight the Bear, Run Faster than Bear and Remain Calm, Here goes a ancient story:

The Bear and the Two Travelers

Two men were traveling together, when a Bear suddenly met them on their path. One of them climbed up quickly into a tree and concealed himself in the branches. The other, seeing that he must be attacked, fell flat on the ground, and when the Bear came up and felt him with his snout, and smelt him all over, he held his breath, and feigned the appearance of death as much as he could. The Bear soon left him, for it is said he will not touch a dead body. When he was quite gone, the other Traveler descended from the tree, and jocularly inquired of his friend what it was the Bear had whispered in his ear. "He gave me this advice," his companion replied. "Never travel with a friend who deserts you at the approach of danger."

Though the Lesson from The story is: Never travel with a friend who deserts you at the approach of danger.

But the real lesson here is the power of choice: One friend chose to desert his friend other one chose to remain calm and then response to deal with the situation.

But You can use Power to Choose only when you have Options. How do we get using the Power of Ideas and the Power of Imagination.

Imagination is the ability to form mental images of things or events. This is how the Ideas get generated. As a example: Some of our ancestors imagined to be able to Fly. Then few of them tried various ideas from Hot Air Ballooning to Paragliding to modern Aircrafts. Now if you want to Fly to anywhere in this world now you have Choice to select any of the implemented ideas like Hot air balloon, Private Jet, Helicopter developed by the power of imagination to be able to fly.

So what happens when we have the Power to Choose but still feel unsatisfied or desperate for some unknown thing. This is because we tend to forget the Power of Appreciation and the Power of Change..

The Power of Appreciation is the expression of gratitude for all things.this has to to do with appreciating both the good and bad things in our life.See we all love sweets but too much sweet can cause Diabetes.Like a Chocolate made of cocoa where the later taste bitter in raw.when combined with proper measurement of sugar it tastes great. Remember the brightness of Day is for Working and Having Fun.While the Darkness of Night means to Halt and Relax so that you have enough energy for the next bright day. the power of appreciation takes zero investment but returns high results. so why not appreciate yourself and others using this power.

The Power of Change is moving from current situation to another one. It is generally said we human are generally hesitant to change.but ask a person who recently got promotion with higher perks.or suppose you just win a lottery of 10 million dollars.will you hesitate to accept the change that it will bring?.

The truth is every thing is mortal in this world.There was a Ice Age it ended. There were Dinosaurs. The Latest Fashion will end. The Stone Age was followed by Bronze age followed by Iron Age. The industrial revolution replaced by IT revolution.. It is natural that once the thing get obsolete it needs to be replace and that is change and that is good. And that’s the Power of Change why the human civilization survives long…

The Power of Change can be achieved with the Power of Will, The power of will is the strongest ammunition in achieving success.

But then how do we develop strong will power?

Actually you do not develop will power, you already have will power.You need to press the right buttons to switch on will power. And the right button is the Power of Desire. If you have a strong desire for some thing the result will be strong will power. Suppose you have a desire to build a great physical body then your will power will drive you towards difficult exercise regime and food habits. There is a difference between wishing and desiring.When you wish you hope to get it fulfilled(hopefully).and when you desire you want it strongly(with all your strength). To test your will power you need to identify what you desire not what you wish.

When you desire some thing then use the power of faith . having faith means have a strong believe in your self or other.Whether you are good or bad at something its because you have faith in yourself. Due to various situation we might feel down with our self.but then use the power of your faith to heal yourself. The faith that whatever adversary happens in your life will never let you stop and using the faith in your self you will stand again to give it a fight.I will share with you the following clip from the Movie Rocky Balboa:

Let me tell you something you already know.
The world ain’t all sunshine and rainbows.
It is a very mean and nasty place,
and I don’t care how tough you are,
it will beat you to your knees and keep you there permanently if you let it.
You, me or nobody is going to hit as hard as life.
But it ain’t about how hard you hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward;
how much you can take and keep moving forward.
That’s how winning is done!
Now, if you know what you’re worth, then go out and get what you’re worth.
But you gotta be willing to take the hit, and not pointing fingers saying you ain’t where you are because of him, or her, or anybody.
Cowards do that and that ain’t you.
You’re better than that!
I’m always gonna love you, no matter what.
No matter what happens.
You’re my son, you’re my blood.
You’re the best thing in my life.
But until you start believing in yourself, you ain’t gonna have a life.

The above speech converted into Motion Typography by blasdit.


Thats the power of does not matter how hard you hit.its about how hard you can get hit.

Harness the power within you mentioned above.Please do leave me comments if you liked my article or find some suggestions for me.


Shoumik Kahali

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