(Distinctions are subtleties of language that, when gotten, cause a shift in a belief, behavior, value or attitude.)


Power used to be a popular buzz word, but is now being replaced by strengths. Power generally means you have power over something: over yourself, over another, over circumstances. Power was (and still is, for some) a coping mechanism, a survival technique, but it is used at an increasingly higher price.

With strength, there is no competition or need to have power over something because you’re so naturally strong, there is no threat. So when you work to strengthen your personal foundation you will be naturally empowered, without empowerment being the focus.


Copyright 1995 Steve Straus. All rights reserved.