Living Your Superpowers Manifesto

harness-superpowersToday:

There is someone out there who needs you. They expect you to help them with their problems.

Their pain is great. They sit at their computer, staring at their screen, worried what to do next. They step away from their work wishing that they had you in their life.

You have powers to change peoples’ lives.

People need your skills, love and attention. It’s time you unleashed them.

There is a business out there that would grow exponentially if you found a way to make them listen.

There are people who wish they had a small portion of your superpowers.

The first step is simple:

DO WORK YOU LOVE.

The second step is harder:

DO WORK YOU LOVE EVEN WHEN PEOPLE DON’T UNDERSTAND.

The third step is even harder:

DO WORK THAT SCARES YOU BECAUSE YOU CARE SO MUCH.

I never said that using your superpowers was easy, but it’s so worth the pain to grow to new heights.

You deserve to wake up every day excited to get to work.

Your move.

What are you doing to leverage your superpowers to change people’s lives?

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* Where I got inspiration for this manifesto is from Danielle of White Hot Truth. She wrote a brilliant post called – The Manifesto of Encouragement.

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Comments

  1. One theme I’m really putting into practice again is ruthless prioritization — cutting anything that’s not directly related to spending more time in my passion and giving my best where I have my best to give.

    It’s an ongoing battle, but it’s worth the fight, and it’s a way to stay on path and drive better results.

  2. Karl,

    “Do work that scares you because you care so much.” What a powerful concept! I think this might be why many people never find work they love and follow their passions. It just seems so scary to live life with so much excitement, it doesn’t seem “narural.” You are right though, by doing this is exactly how we can show others that it’s possible and more importantly natural.

  3. Found you today via Problogger. Nice to meet you and great post. I’m redefining my superpowers this year so I can be of even better service to those who need me. Looking forward to helping people do some really great stuff in 2011!

  4. I would say that i have a problem with step 3: I am pretty slow in doing the work which scares me. actually all the time i try to delay it. think does not apply only to me.

    • Hi Crawlcraft, You are definitely not alone. Although, you are many steps ahead of a lot of other people. They don’t even see this issue. At least you see it and can accept it or learn to slowly lean into the fear so you can unleash more of your superpowers.

  5. Ha I remember giving people a talk on superpowers once and how they related to the powers we have. I like my power of getting people to do anything they’ve always been afraid to do and I’m gonna keep on using it.

  6. The challenge for me with doing work the work I love is quieting the voice that says someone else could do the work better.

    Thanks! I love your articles.

    • Hi Laura, I like to call that voice my “arch nemesis.” That little voice that likes to tear me down. I actually try not to quiet the voice. I’m trying to form a relationships with him, so he can help me grow.

      Thanks for your comment!

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