As a mother, I have learned that I have a lot of power to shape my kids’ lives.

And as Uncle Ben said – “With great power comes great responsibility.”

Responsibility is a balancing agent to power. If we were to have limitless power with no consequences, the world would be in trouble – as is demonstrated by many people with exorbitant amounts of power.

Coupling responsibility with power keeps us in check. It means that we recognize there is a domino effect to our decisions. Of course, we can only feel responsible for something if our values, or our fears, align with it.

We are either responsible to ourselves and values, to those who we have power over or to an even greater power (God or even a boss). If we are moral-less or leader-less, we will flail.

Flailing is not a good look on anyone – and definitely is not powerful.

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I write everyday because it allows me to voice what is at the surface. Once that is out of my head, I can dig in another layer deeper. My daily writing practice has been my greatest exploration of self and humanity. Sign up here to receive these thought nuggets in your inbox on the daily.