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

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Every one of us is going to leave a legacy. It just depends on what kind. So what kind of legacy do you want to leave? I encourage you to think about it because knowing how you want to be remembered helps you decide how to live and work today. Consider the following ways to leave a legacy and then identify other legacies you can share.

1. A Legacy of Excellence – Saint Francis of Assisi said, “Its no use walking anywhere to preach unless your preaching is your walking.” To leave a legacy of excellence, strive to be your best every day. As you strive for excellence you inspire excellence in others. You serve as a role model for your children, your friends and your colleagues. One person in pursuit of excellence raises the standards and behaviors of everyone around them. Your life is your greatest legacy and since you only have one life to give, give all you can.

2. A Legacy of Encouragement – You have a choice. You can lift others up or bring them down. Twenty years from now when people think of you what do you want them to remember? The way you encouraged them or discouraged them? I recently spent a few days with Ken Blanchard, author of The One Minute Manager, and I had the opportunity to thank him for his support, encouragement and the difference he has made in my life. He not only inspired me by the way he lived his life but also by the way he encouraged me as a writer and speaker. Who will you encourage today? Be that person that someone will call five, ten or twenty years from now and say Thank you, I couldnt have done it without you.

3. A Legacy of Purpose – People are most energized when they are using their strengths and talents for a purpose beyond themselves. To leave a legacy of purpose, make your life about something bigger than you. While youre not going to live forever you can live on through the legacy you leave and the positive impact you make in the world.

4. A Legacy of Love – I often think about my Mom, who passed away four years ago, and when I think about her I dont recall her faults and mistakes or the disagreements we had. After all, who is perfect? But what I remember most about her was her love for me. She gave me a legacy of love that I now share with others. Share a legacy of love and it will embrace generations to come.

– Jon Gordon

Do not pray for an easy life, pray for the strength to endure a difficult one.
– Bruce Lee

If we get everything we want without any difficulty, we may not enjoy life. There has to be some excitement and thrill. We need to be stretched. We have to be tested on our endurance. We have to be challenged so that we come out with our full potential.

Honestly check yourself: when do you celebrate a victory? Do you get excited when others let you have your way, or when you have to fight your way? A sportsman celebrates his victory only when he fights till the last game. When the game is too easy for one player, neither the player nor the spectator enjoys the same.

Take the example of a sculptor chiseling statue. The harder the stone, the more will be the expertise required to make the statue and more will be excitement to in the process of making the statue.

Have you ever driven a car through a mountain path? Didn’t you enjoy the same? Would you have enjoyed the journey if there has been no mountain to climb? If there are no problems to overcome, life will be boring. We need challenges to surmount and we need difficult situations to show our real capacity. Do you think Thomas Alva Edison would have been excited if he had discovered the right filament even in the first attempt? Do you think we will think of Neil Armstrong if he had taken a two hour flight to the moon to land on the moon?

So we need problems to solve and difficult situations to overcome. At the same time we need to pray for the strengths to overcome the same.

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