You Have More Power Than You Think

Rod Pickett
2 min readAug 28, 2023

The world is changed by your example, not by your opinion.

Paulo Coelho

All parents are hypocrites.

We don’t always follow our own advice.

This doesn’t mean we are bad parents. It means we are human.

If our behavior is somewhat consistent with our advice, our children might treat our advice as worth consideration.

However, the most powerful example is admitting when we fall short and then correcting our behavior.

Some parents believe that acknowledging their flaws undermines their authority.

It’s just the opposite.

The more honest we are, the more credibility our opinions have.

The most powerful persuasion parents have is their example.

This is true for all of us, whether we are parents or not.

Leaders have the greatest influence through their example.

You may not think of yourself as a leader.

But if you are reading this, you are definitely a leader.

You may not have an official title, but you are someone who has a growth mindset.

You value honesty, integrity, and learning.

You may not realize it, but people are watching you and are influenced by your actions.



Rod Pickett

Rod Pickett is a writer, pastor, teacher, photographer, real estate broker, personal trainer, consultant, trained hypnotist, woodworker and life-long learner.