What’s that one skill or characteristic that makes you different and/or better?
What thing do you do so well that makes you stand out from the crowd?
If you can identify it, awesome.
If not, you’re not alone.
My guess is that most people don’t even think about what their superpower is. And for those who do, many can’t come up with one, or just haven’t figured it out yet.
Some people may discover what they’re good at when they’re very young.
There are stories where 8-year olds learn how to code and become badass software developers for life. Or a 10-year old opens up a lemonade stand and learns how to sell at a young age, then she leverages that skill to achieve a successful career and life. Or a cute kid gets casted for a commercial and becomes a movie star when he grows up (if he can avoid the drugs and mental issues along the way).
I’m not one of those people. I have a couple of hypotheses on what my superpower is, but I can’t quite pinpoint it just yet. And that’s OK.
I believe most people need to subject themselves to a wide array of experiences to truly discover what their superpower is. They need the proper motivation and mentorship to push themselves to find this unique skill or characteristic, and they need to find the right situation and circumstances to flourish.
A better way might be to ask other people what they think your superpower is.
You may think that you’re good at something, and that might be true. But others will have a more objective point of view of your skills and personality and may be able to better identify your superpower.
However you go about it, I think it’s very important to eventually discover your superpower so you can leverage it to the best of your ability in everything you do. If that one skill or trait is truly your superpower, it can take you a long way in your career and life.
So I ask you, have you discovered your superpower yet? If so, what is it, and how did you identify it? I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments.
This is day 29 of my experiment to blog for 30 consecutive days. I’m almost there!