1). There are lots of ways of pursuing external power. This question shows you one of them. Don’t worry if you do what it asks about frequently or infrequently. The goal is not to show you what is right and wrong, but to bring you attention to what you are doing. The more honestly and accurately you answer these questions, the more helpful your answers will be to you.
2). The index in Spiritual partnership: The Journey to Authentic Power (HarperOne, San Francisco, 2010), provides an entire section on external power (page 273). Browse through the section, read the pages you are drawn to, and see what you learn, especially about yourself.