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Claim Your Superpowers

A superpower starts out as a characteristic. It’s something we notice about ourselves, a talent, something we like about ourselves, or something we do well. For example . . .

  • Connecting with others
  • Creativity
  • Communication skills
  • Speed
  • Persistence
  • Separate signal from noise
  • Concentration
  • Humor
  • Adaptive
  • Hand-eye coordination
  • Storytelling
  • Intuition

We turn these talents or attributes into powers when we bring focus and attention. Practice, lots of practice, turns talents into powers.

What makes a power a superpower is that you do it all the time and it’s valuable . . . to you and to others.

When I was a kid, the introduction to the Superman TV show was . . . “Faster than a speeding bullet. More powerful than a locomotive. Able to leap tall buildings in a single bound.”

If everyone were that fast and strong, nobody would notice or care. Leaping tall buildings would still be a power, just not especially super.

This brings us to the idea of “no matter what.”

I might be a great connector. My superpower could be getting people to tell me all sorts of things they didn’t think they would. But if I’m lazy and I do it only when I feel like it, I risk my superpowers just being powers and then just being something I do.

“I will be 100% present in every conversation” is a “no matter what” promise I can make to myself. A promise like this builds strength and purpose.

Power plus the promise of “no matter what” is truly super.