Super Human


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


To accept good advice is but to increase one’s own ability.
– Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

There a large banyan tree and hundreds of birds were living there in their nicely constructed nests. There were also monkeys which lived on the same tree. On a rainy day all the birds were safe and comfortable in their nests, but the monkeys were suffering. The birds took pity on the monkeys and they advised the monkeys to construct a house for themselves so that they also can be comfortable when it rains. The monkeys did not like this `unwanted advice’ and told them to mind their business.

On another day, it not only rained, but it was also very cold. The monkeys got wet and were shivering in the cold. They collected some fireflies (also called lighting bugs) and tried to ‘warm up’ thinking as though the fireflies can serve as heating place. As we know, these insects have a dedicated light organs under their abdomens which glows like fire. But this light will produce no heat. The birds knew that they monkeys cannot warm up by this and told the monkeys that fireflies do not have fire. They also once again suggested to the monkeys to construct their houses, since they have the advantage of hands which the birds do not have.

The monkeys got wild and shouted at them that the birds are ridiculing them because they have houses which the monkeys don’t. Not only that. They went up the tree and destroyed all the nests to `teach a lesson to the birds’!

Lesson: Don’t offer your help to those who will not appreciate your help!

There is no poverty of helpers, but only receivers. One important trait of successful people is their ability to make use of the help they receive from others. Not only they feel happy about receiving help, they also make the person extending the help happy. They respond in such a way that others feel very happy and comfortable to offer the timely help.

Lift Up


If you want to lift yourself up, lift up someone else.
– Booker T Washington

Just think. Who all contributed for your present position in life? Who all helped you reach your ambitions in life? Have you seen the `Acknowledgement’ section of a book? The author will include all those who helped him to write the book. He will include even a person who read the manuscript and the person who typed the text.

The most important thing in life is how many people you help who are in need of your help. In as much as you need others’ help, others are also in need of your help. Some may openly seek your help and some others may not. Seeking help is not an offence and no one needs to feel guilty of the same. But sometimes we may feel guilty to seek someone’s help.

If you have anything to offer to someone, please offer. You don’t have to hoard it. It could be anything. It could be money, material, ideas, suggestions, advice etc. It could even be power. You may be in a position which gives you authority and power. What`s wrong in lifting someone who may need your help using your power? You should not misuse your power or gain any undue advantage. That’s all. In fact the purpose of power is to use it.

You may be very powerful, but what is the use if you don’t want to use it? One which is used less will become useless!

Over this weekend, make a list of all those who helped you. And make another two lists:
– How you are going to reciprocate the same?
– List all those you have not yet helped, but who may need your help and how you are going to help them?

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