Real strength must be effective strength. 

Real Strength is the Flow of Continuing Creation; the Flow of the Growing> Organizing> Direction> of The Cosmos. 

This Flow is the river of the possible, which passes between the banks of the impossible.

“A strong man acts within that which constrains him.”

        — Thomas Cromwell, (played by Mark Rylance), advises King Henry VIII
                  — In the PBS mini-series, Wolf Hall