Maybe we have more power than we realize.
Maybe we have less power than we realize.
I’m not sure if we have enough data to determine which of those two propositions are true, but here’s one thing I think we can know for sure:
No one has ever wielded power while simultaneously thinking of himself or herself as being totally powerless.
We may not know where our power ends, but we can be certain about where it begins: with the daring willingness to affirm the possibility that we do indeed possess it.