All the rulers might have power by governance but not all of them know how to build and use power for the betterment of their people. This is the basic reason why not all rulers are successful.
Learn to respect and use what you have, since beginning. You never know when you have to take up the bigger responsibility. What you build from beginning is going to help you a lot in need. And that's going to be your additional asset. It can be power, it can be people, it can be anything for that matter.