"The two most important days in your life are the day you are born
More than just a skill, your superpower is your inherent strength driven by your deepest passions, wrapped in your essence, and cultivated by an unwavering sense of purpose. Knowing your superpower allows you to tap into your deepest source - your highest potential - and continuously bring the best possible YOU into all of your experiences.
If you would like to isolate your superpower, these 5 tips are certain to help ignite your search.
1. Think back to your childhood.
Think back as far as you can, to a time when nobody expected much from you and you weren't influenced by peers or fears. What did you do? How did you fill your days? What were you naturally good at? How could you interpret this to fit your adult world?
2. What gives you energy?
Notice the things that energize you and seem to come naturally. When was the last time you were so immersed in something you lost track of time, or forgot to eat or sleep? Do you have these experiences at work? Do your hobbies or other activities fall into this category?
3. Identify your best skill and combine it with your passion
Make a list of your skills, cross off anything that doesn't give you energy or keep your focus.
Using the first two tips as a foundation, look at the new list and cross off anything that you're not passionate about.
4. What is your essence?
Your essence is your life force, it is the energy you embody without any effort. Think of who you are when you're not doing anything, and who you are when you're doing everything. Without giving it much thought, what are the first three words you would use to describe yourself? If you're having difficulty, ask the people who know you best to give you three words. Here are some examples of words that might speak as your essence: versatile, sensitive, inquisitive, curious, positive, alert, nurturing, resilient, creative and responsive.
5. Bring it all together
Taking your essence, combined with your best skills and greatest passions, spin it in a way that speaks uniquely to you. This is your superpower. This is how you will market yourself to the world.
"Definiteness of purpose is the starting point of all achievement."
Erica Tremblay is a master wordsmith with a dedication to helping people create their success. She writes as she lives: with a fine balance of mathematics and creative expression.