According to Wikipedia, “superpower” is a popular culture term for an imaginary superhuman ability. There is no rigid definition of a “superpower.” It may be used to describe anything from minimal exaggeration of normal human traits to magic, flight, super strength, projection of destructive energy beams and force fields, invulnerability, telepathy, telekinesis, teleportation, super speed, or weather control.
I love superheroes movies. Always have.
As kids, we used to dream of having all these cool superhuman abilities and being able to do all kinds of incredible things.
As adults, well… as adults we get too attached to our current realities to let ourselves dream of extraordinary. We forget our own superpowers.
After I finished binging Watchmen (#quarantinevibes), I started to reflect on the things I have accomplished in my life so far, and honestly, I can see how in some cases, superhuman abilities were definitely required… Like waking up at 5AM, meditating every day, reading the books, watching the hour-long videos, investing in the coaching sessions, sticking to the routines, going to the seminars, getting out of my comfort zone.
Yes, all of those habits are definitely superhuman abilities because not all humans are willing to do the work.
What’s my superpower?
Growth (and coffee).
“In a fixed mindset, people believe their basic qualities, like their intelligence or talent, are simply fixed traits. They spend their time documenting their intelligence or talent instead of developing them. They also believe that talent alone creates success—without effort. They’re wrong. In a growth mindset, people believe that their most basic abilities can be developed through dedication and hard work—brains and talent are just the starting point. This view creates a love of learning and a resilience that is essential for great accomplishment.” Mindset, The new Psychology of Success by Carol S. Dweck
The reason why some people are more successful than others, is not because they can fly or walk on water. The reason why some people manage to do extraordinary things, is because they have the discipline to follow through and do the work. Every. Single. Day.
With great power comes great responsibility and purpose. So, as I keep working to become a better version of myself, I’ll keep sharing my superpower secrets with the world.
What are your superpowers?