For myself POWER is the means by which I can DO what I will to do.
The "ability" to create or improve things is not the same as the DOING of it.
Overcoming obstacles, working out puzzles of existence and breaking through the barriers and limits requires the use of POWER.
No matter what you believe inside, no matter how clever or resourceful a person may be; without the force that actually MAKES THINGS HAPPEN it is all passive brain masturbation.
It is not unlike a person professing love and then doing little or nothing to demonstrate that affection.
The world seems filled with disconnected beings who merely THINK things and don't DO them. These may be called SLACKERS or drop-outs or the lost generation; but, the fact remains they live inside their own dream world and accomplish nothing but fantasy.
POWER IS DOING.
What do we DO?
What do we actually leave behind when we go?
What remains of us long after we are gone? It requires power to leave a legacy; a mark on the world; a niche in somebody's life that makes it all a better world.
If you think everything and yet do nothing you have no POWER.
Out of every 100 people who brag, boast, extol themselves and launch big ideas into our ears, ask yourself how many out of this 100 ACTUALLY PRODUCE something tangible with their life?
It takes power to create any real thing.
I ask myself each day: WHAT REAL THING did I create?