I’ve heard a lot of people talk about superpowers over the years, and I never really knew if I had one of my own. I wasn’t especially great at Math. English wasn’t my thing. I wasn’t a great musician or artist. So, what the heck was my superpower?
I found a great explanation of this in the book Play to Win by Hersch Wilson and Larry Wilson.
The author talks about being at a seminar, and the speaker presented a graph. It asks the question: “Which of the four quadrants does our society value most?”
Most answered that hard to do and hard to learn were what society valued most.
The speaker then asked, “Do you know what’s easy to do, but you don’t remember learning?” The answer: your talent, aka your superpower!
Most people don't value their superpower because it wasn’t hard to learn or hard to do. But, that is your talent and the superpower God gave to you to make the world a better place! And, each one of us (yes, all of us!) has at least one superpower.
I spent years of my life beating myself up for not having a degree, for not being smart enough, *insert ugly adjective here*... the list went on and on. And, all of those should have’s and shouldn't have’s were getting in my way. All of those brules (bull shit rules) that our parents, teachers, and friends told us about what we should be, what we shouldn’t be, and what we are good at really bring no good to life.
You have a superpower, maybe even more than one. Do you know what it is? If not, make a list of things that are easy to do, that you don’t remember learning, and you'll have your answer.
Life is good. - Jeff