Understanding the Power of Power Lines

The Power Lines are the components and moving parts of an area of life, a personal goal, or a team empowerment process. They enable us to separate and analyze what’s needed to achieve our goals.

This enables us to sort out what we know from what we don’t know, verify our strengths, and identify weaknesses that need to be transformed to bring our goals into reality.

Power Lines help us fully understand the needs of our goal by putting together a winning infrastructure to support its achievement.

They allow us to figure out what we are doing right and what will be required to do differently to create change and make necessary progress.

By isolating your needs, you are better able to…

  • Identify Problem Areas
  • Better tap our Memory and Imagination for Ideas
  • Discover Opportunities
  • Design Solutions
  • Improve Decision Making
  • Balance Objectives
  • Track Progress
  • Clarify Infrastructure
  • Line-up Priorities
  • Inventory Strengths
  • Identify Power Gaps
  • Synchronize Progress

We need to divide and conquer the specific obstacles that may be preventing us from achieving greater levels of success. It’s vital to identify the weaknesses that are keeping us from breaking through to our next level of growth.

This process helps you to identify our most important objectives and greatly improves your decision-making abilities. Knowing that we’re making the right choices brings confidence and greater determination into our activities.

The highest priority, what we call “Power Gaps” are the criteria for setting goals and outlining the paths we will follow to achieve them.

The principles of progress lie in the capacity to track and correct weaknesses standing in the way of achieving what we want. Know that we have deep within us the ability to close that gap between obstacles and solutions.

Identifying and modifying weaknesses is an essential ingredient to success.

Remember, no problem can withstand the assault of sustained thinking. It works to our advantage in life if we can master the art of problem solving.

Without Power Lines, the planning and action needed to achieve a goal can become a cluttered maze of uncertainty and confusion.

It can become so overwhelming it may generate doubt, fear and frustration that derails our good intentions.

We sometimes lose focus on our true mission and start wasting valuable resources chasing down lesser priority objectives.

The battles can all be won. We need to choose wisely. You first need to realize we can’t fix or create everything at once. To move to higher levels of success, you need to divide, decide, and conquer the highest priority objectives then work from there.

A prevailing truth is that we empower what we focus on.  Dividing a goal into horizontal components called Focus Areas gives us a high-level view of what’s possibly needed.

Power Lines offer the opportunity to divide our needs into sections and strategize them one at a time. We need to isolate our needs during the designing stage (The Power Lines) and integrate our action steps and develop more powerful perspectives in the transformation phase (The PAC System).

Power Lines consist of rating or evaluating three vital elements.

  1. The Priority of Importance – The importance of succeeding in that specific Focus Area.
  2. The Current Effectiveness Level – How well we are succeeding at that Focus Area
  3. The Power Gap – This shows lost power and occurs when our Priority of Importance is much higher than our Current Effectiveness Level

The highest priority “Power Gaps” are the criteria that set the stage for directing needs where progress, growth and constructive change turns dreams into reality. 

Power on my friend!

Mario Pinardo.