If I asked you what your superpowers were, what would you say? Would it take you a moment to answer or would the answer to this question come rather quickly to you? For many we have to think about our answer. Or we would name powers that we wish we had instead of powers that we know we have. Let’s not get the term confused with being superhuman or supernatural. But let’s think of it as a way to describe a particular characteristic (or more) that makes you special. A characteristic that projects the powers within you that makes you unique. It is easy to coin the term to fictional characters but we sometimes fail to see the superpowers within ourselves.
I began thinking about my superpower(s) and what others would say if I asked them. My brain got excited and my curiosity sprouted like a beanstalk. So in my typical Toya fashion, I began texting and inboxing my friends asking them what their superpowers were. I even went to Facebook soliciting information. I wanted to see if people were willing to think outside of the box.
Here is what some had to say:
- Super speed
- The inability to sleep–using the time to their convenience
- Being a good listener
- Being invisible; out-of-the-way
- The ability to lurk and collect information on anyone
- Reading minds
- Loving people
- Encouraging people to be their best self and always trying to find the silver lining
- My aura or presence
To answer my own question I would pinpoint my superpower to creativity. I am a very creative person, coming up with ideas and suggestions. Except for when it comes to cooking. I’m a follow the direction type person when it comes to cooking therefore I’ve always enjoyed recipes and baking. Isn’t that ironic? Many of also do not give ourselves credit for all of the things we do as an adult; taking care of home, working, tending to the children, spouses, parents and grandparents, and then trying to have some type of life outside of all of that. Juggling all of this alone is a superpower within its self. “Adulting” is HARD and at times I truly feel like I’m superwoman.
If we could, I would like to take this a step further and ask, at what point does your superpower align with your calling and/or purpose? Do you think the two go hand-in-hand? Do you know what your calling is? What if your superpower is the same as your calling?
I’d like to hear more about your superpower, your calling, and how the two fit together to make one unique person such as yourself.