What is power?
Power is the ability to influence to a substantial degree. A powerful person can and does effect and affect all around by simply appearing.
Power does not denote titles or even accolades so much as the work and will that inspire the titles and accolades.
Power, therefore cannot be talked about. One cannot brag or boast his/her deeds, for they lose their power. The phrase “talk is cheap” comes to mind; for if you but recall the things you deem a “secret” and how much it affects you, influences you, then it is evident how easy and inconsequential words are and how staunch and pivotal silence makes things.
Silence is what fortifies and crystallizes events. You think about them and they steep inside your mind. They turn over and over in your head like a snow ball, only to gain momentum, then as soon as they see the light of day, they lose all hope and melt in the sun. This is another angle at why talking about a problem takes the tension away.
In summary, if you wish to become powerful, become responsible. Take charge and grab the reigns, and note how talking about what you should BE distracts and diffuses the focus, the determination, the power. Talk about or Be about it, for there is no middle ground.