When I’m empowered, it gave me power to make choices, to make decisions and deliver the final outcome. It’s like the pilot flying a passenger plane where he is empowered by all the passengers and crew. Whether he will deliver flying to the destination and landing has a lot to do with his decisions in the sky during the flight.
On the other hand, when we are on a roller coaster ride, we would have to a certain extent, empowered the people behind the control of the roller coaster. Whether the train will de-rail depends a lot on the maintenance team. Could that explain why we fear while riding the roller coaster? Hence, in life handing over or empowering someone else for a short period of time, say six months to do a project is frequent. You would have to hand over control to that someone who will bring you through like a roller coaster journey, sometime exciting with adrenaline pumping as you ride the roller coaster of inefficiency in him with you screaming off your head for not meeting the deadline. Sometime calm as the project is up and on time, just like when the roller coaster coast along a straight path.
Hence, in summary, when empowerment takes place, be prepared for a roller coaster ride. Have a feel of the roller coaster emotional ride in this 3:54 video clip.