Superman doesn’t have to think about flying in order to soar above the clouds.
Spiderman doesn’t have to practice sticking to a ceiling.
The Flash doesn’t have to put in any extra effort in order to run really, really fast.
While the rest of us marvel at their extraordinary abilities, these heroes are merely doing what comes naturally.
Which begs the question: What are your superpowers?
Everyone has at least a few, even though they may not feel particularly talented or special. The problem is that they’re often hidden before our eyes. We overlook our own superpowers because they come so easily to us. For instance, I have worked to develop my talent as an artist, but it’s something that has always come easy to me. For a long time, I discounted the value of my gift because, after all, if it comes easy to me, it must be easy for everyone else, right?
Not so much.
The world needs you to share your gifts. Don’t let Adultitis fool you into believing that what you have to offer is not worth sharing.
Maybe you get giddy manipulating spreadsheets.
Maybe you have a knack for whipping up a delicious meal with whatever odd items are in the pantry at the moment.
Maybe you are good at finding amazing deals that save tons of money.
Maybe your gift of gab helps you to connect with people quickly and make them feel comfortable.
Perhaps you’re a detail person who’s good at organizing events and loves making thorough to-do lists?
Believe me when I tell you, the things that come easy to you — without even trying — are freaking amazing superpowers that not everyone has. And we need you to use them.
Please. Own your inner superpowers…and unleash them to help make the world better.
Cathy de Seton says
mine may be a super power – but right now, lots of seemingly magical things are happening – gifts arriving both mental and physical, giving myself the gift also appears to be happening, some thing that were in a mess: resolved…
This blog post really hit home for me at the right time. Words have always flown out of me through my pen and onto paper with little effort. I used to write poetry when in high school and won prizes for some of my poems. I am currently in the process of writing a book that has been brewing in me for 12 years now, that I couldn’t bring myself to write because of how heartbreaking the story is that leads to the point of my books which is resiliency. I have never considered my writing ability as a superpower, but maybe it is. I believe that once my book is done, it will help others who can relate to recognize how resilient they really are, and after all, isn’t that what a superhero does, helps others with their talent??? :-) I have been stuck on chapter three which shares the loss of our twin boys, but I think I am ready to push through that chapter, to get one step closer to sharing my “superpower”. You are a rock star Jason, thank you again for helping me break through some of my own walls!
Wow Courtney, thanks for sharing! I’m so happy that I was able to help in some small way. And YES, writing is a superpower! Especially when your writing can reach out and grab someone to let them know they are not alone, as it has the tendency to do when you are honest and vulnerable. Best wishes to you on sharing your journey!!!