Power, the ability to have an effect, can be teased apart into many aspects, all of which have an effect and have influence. This chart describes four aspects of power through four tasks related to four goals related to four polarities. Take a look.
The first thing you’ll notice on the chart (in colors below) are the words: “Living in the Power Zone.” You are living in the power zone, when you have developed a wide range of healthy responses to the polarities that are described here. This chart points out that when you are out of balance or your behavior goes to the extreme on either side of the continuum, you will be stuck, confused or out of touch with yourself and others, and thus at big risk of using your power in a way that causes harm to yourself or others. For example: in the first task of being informed and aware, the continuum moves from overwhelm to ignorance, both of which have a bad effect.
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