Superman – a strange visitor from another planet who came to earth with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal men. Superman was strong, moral, selfless, resilient and reliable, but most of all he was inspiring.
Superheroes, like Superman, have awed us with their superpowers and captured our imaginations for years. Most of us have grown up wishing, at one time or another, that we had some sort of superpower.
Haven’t you ever wished you could turn back time, or read peoples’ minds? I mean how convenient would that be? Just picture how different your life would be if you were able to develop superpowers of your own?
What Superpower Would You Want to Have?
I’ve often thought how great it would be to have the power to delete foolish mistakes, or clean up the house, or wash the car, in the blink of an eye. Admit it – you’d love to have that superpower too.
But now, after years of learning, I’ve come to realise that we all have superpowers! Maybe not the power of invisibility or the ability to fly, but we do have incredible untapped powers within us.
Powers that will amaze you. Powers that will make your life so much easier and far more enjoyable than you could ever imagine. However, there’s just one problem.
Our Kryptonite is our own mind!
Our mind makes us doubt ourselves. It makes us feel vulnerable and weak. It puts numerous limitations on our personality, saying things like, “You’re not good enough! You don’t deserve it! You’re never going to succeed!”
Our mind loves to spin imaginary stories, creating false illusions of fear and self doubt. Every problem we experience, every dissatisfaction we encounter and every complaint can be drilled down to one source and that is our irrational, irresolute and indiscriminate mind.
“I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable ability of man to elevate his life by a conscious endeavor.” – Henry David Thoreau
A superpower is an ability that results in achieving peace of mind and dynamic productivity. Most people have one or the other. Either they’re peaceful or they’re productive.
People who are productive admit that they’ve lost their peace of mind. They’re busy, overworked and overwhelmed with stress.
At the other end of the scale, there are people who’ve abandoned the rat race and who have retreated to a laid-back lifestyle – urban hippies, who are culturally unproductive. As a result they are peaceful within their own environment and with their own people.
To gain the winning combination of peace and productivity we need to identify and develop our superpowers, which, for most of us, lie dormant deep within. Thus we need to awaken them by injecting knowledge that rewires our thinking.
That injection begins on Saturday, December 1st 2012, at the Red Hot Bananas Master Class in Perth, Western Australia.