Super Human

Mon26Sep16

When Superman took off his Superman outfit who was he?

When I ask audiences this question most people say Clark Kent but the answer is, he was still Superman. It didn’t matter what clothes he was wearing. He was still Superman on the inside. His strength came not from the uniform he wore but from the power within.

The same goes for you and me.

Your power does not come from your job, uniform, career, status, circumstance, fame or label people give you. Your power comes from your heart, soul, spirit, passion and love that exists inside you and you are more powerful than you think.

You are not just human. You are super human.

If you don’t feel powerful it’s because you have come to believe the illusion and lie that outside circumstances have power over you. You have forgotten the truth that you create your world from the inside-out.

You don’t realize the power you possess. It’s as if you have been given the power of superman or wonderwoman but are living the life of Clark Kent or Diana Prince instead.

But deep down you know the truth.

It’s why these words resonate with you. It’s why so many love super hero movies. You know you were made for more and there is more within you.

You have been given super human power and you are meant to use it. Not just to create your life but also to help others.

Like all super heroes you have been given the greatest power in the universe. The power to make a difference in the life of another human being. You were made with a super power to empower others.

You don’t need a special suit, a title or a super hero name. You just need to tap into the love, spirit, passion, soul and purpose inside you to create your life and a better world today.

No cape required!

– Jon Gordon

One day, an expert in time management was speaking to a group of business students and, to drive home a point, used an illustration those students will never forget. As he stood in front of the group of high-powered overachievers he said, Okay, time for a quiz?, and he pulled out a one-gallon, wide-mouth Mason jar and set it on the table in front of him.

He also produced about a dozen fist-sized rocks and carefully placed them, one at a time, into the jar. When the jar was filled to the top and no more rocks would fit inside, he asked, Is this jar full?.

Everyone in the class yelled, Yes! The time management expert replied, Really?. He reached under the table and pulled out a bucket of gravel. He dumped some gravel in and shook the jar causing pieces of gravel to work themselves down into the spaces between the big rocks.

He then asked the group once more, Is the jar full? By this time the class was on to him. Probably not, one of them answered. Good! he replied. He reached under the table and brought out a bucket of sand. He started dumping the sand in the jar and it went into all of the spaces left between the rocks and the gravel.

Once more he asked the question, Is this jar full? No! the class shouted. Once again he said, Good! Then he grabbed a pitcher of water and began to pour it in until the jar was filled to the brim.

He looked at the class and asked, What is the point of this illustration? One eager student raised his hand and said, The point is, no matter how full your schedule is, if you try really hard you can always fit some more things in it!.

No, the speaker replied, thats not the point. The truth is, this illustration teaches us that if you dont put the big rocks in first, youll never get them in at all.

What are the big rocks in your life, time with your loved ones, your faith, your education, your dreams, a worthy cause, teaching or mentoring others. Remember to put these big rocks in first or youll never get them in at all.

So, tonight, or in the morning, when you are reflecting on this short story, ask yourself this question – What are the big rocks in my life Then, put those in your jar first.

Patience

Tue03Aug10

“Patience is a bitter plant that produces sweet fruit.”
Charles Swindoll

Heights of excellence and achievement are an embroidery work. Next time you see someone doing embroidery, sit and watch the quality of patience he displays. The same applies to artists engaged in producing a master piece. They need a lot of patience. They have an excellent piece of art in their mind. They meticulously work for it, slowly and steadily. They are fully focused and they forget that there is a world around them. They may be restless inside, but very steady inside them.

Life is like that. You need a lot of patience. Getting irritated will not help you to produce the result. Getting angry with others will prove to be counterproductive. In fact hard presupposes that you have the patience to persevere when others give up. I recall a powerful quotation by Muhammad Ali: `Champions aren’t made in gyms. Champions are made from something they have deep inside them – a desire, a dream, a vision. They have to have last-minute stamina, they have to be a little faster, they have to have the skill and the will. But the will must be stronger than the skill.’

It is the absence of a dream, desire and vision which depletes your patience. As long as you are obsessed on your dream, you will have patience.

Like you develop your muscles, you should also develop patience. Do something which will require patience. Try spinning a thread from a spindle. Remember doing it in your school days! Try intricate embroidery. Clean your car once a week. Write one to ten thousand without losing legibility and focus. Observe silence for a complete day once every month. Do this exercise for a period of six months and see if the plat of ‘patience’ grows!

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