3 Critical Mistakes People make preventing them from being Super Heroes
First things first. If you don’t know what your mission is, what are you working for? Money? Prestige? Equity? Acceptance? Nothing?
Super Heroes have a clear and meaningful mission. It doesn’t matter if it is a business, organization or individual, a clear and resonant mission is paramount to success. The mission is what allows you to measure your expression as a Super Hero and is what drives your performance, providing meaning to what otherwise can be meaningless action.
The first step is defining what that mission is. Once you have a clearly defined mission, you can begin to measure the rest of your life based on the fulfillment of your mission. Powerful mission statements are focused on what impact you can create in others. Super Heroes work to serve others through using their powers. What is driving you?
Forcing instead of Sourcing
The second biggest mistake people make is forcing their powers. We are each born with unique abilities we can express in powerful ways to impact people and communities around us. There are common powers we all possess; the ability to love, connect and nurture relationships. However, you have unique powers and when you focus on what creates fulfillment within you, when you are engaged in these activities, you make a greater difference among those around you.
What gets people into trouble is when they compare their super powers with those of others. When we get into comparing, we lose the ability to focus on what WE do great. Superman doesn’t lament that he can’t spin webs, he does what he does best. Just as Madonna doesn’t worry about sounding different than Celine Dion, they all create music in their own way and touch lives while making it.
Identify what your powers are and develop them. Don’t compare and force powers that you think you should possess. You were born with great talents, passions and gifts. Identify them and source them instead of force them.
Solo Super Hero
The 3rd biggest mistake people make preventing them from being a Super Hero is going solo. We tend to believe the stories about self made millionaires and people who make things happen on their own. The truth is, nobody makes it on their own. The best know that it takes powerful collaboration to make things happen.
Former US President, Woodrow Wilson said, “I not only use all the brains that I have, but all that I can borrow.”
One of the biggest mistakes people make is not borrowing other’s brains. When you get stuck on an issue, when you meet an obstacle, you can expend tremendous amounts of energy mustering only a mediocre solution to your problems. When you try to solve issues on the same intellectual level they were created from, you come up with the same results. Super Heroes create a close group of individuals to brainstorm solutions with. A group that they can lean on to collaborate great ideas and develop innovative concepts. The next time you are stuck with something, grab a group and throw the issue into the conversation and see what can be created.