What is your Superpower?
In this industry, a lot of us spend A LOT of time focusing on what is around them versus what is in front of them. My twin sister sent this to me today from a writer friend of hers who writes for entrepreneurial blogs, Forbes and the like. Simply to remind me that sometimes YOU can just be awesome as YOU. Thought I'd share…Happy Thursday! "One of my defining beliefs is the idea that we're each gifted with our very own superpower – the intersection of our talents and passions. We know we're using it when we lose track of time, when it gives us more energy than it takes, when it's something we could do all day every day and never get bored, and which we could keep getting better at for the rest of our lives.
The problem is that most of us are blind to our superpower. Because it comes so naturally, we often don’t value it or we miss seeing it, partly because we tend to most value things that come through challenge. However, other people look at us, see our gift and say "Wow, you're AMAZING at that!" So we need the help of our friends, who mirror us back to ourselves so we can see our gift.
When I start to fall into the trap of spending too much time on my weaknesses, I remind myself how silly it would be for Spiderman to be jealous of Superman. When we know our superpower, we can give it freely. We can get better at it and impact the lives of those around us to a greater and greater degree, personally and professionally. Rather than trying to be good at everything – which only leads to being mediocre at everything, we can partner with people whose gifts compliment our own.
The big shift for me came when I stopped looking around with jealousy at everyone else's gifts and feeling bad about myself. Instead, I focused more and more time on my own gift and on admiring all the amazingly gifted people I'm blessed to have in my life. My gift is connecting with people and connecting people to the people, knowledge, and resources they need to be successful in whatever they're most inspired to create. I love helping people come up with the best ways to make their vision become reality. I can't not do it. Now that I know my gift, I look for opportunities to get better and better at it."