KEEPING ON THE SUPER HERO SUIT
We are all underdogs when it comes to our destiny. Who we really are requires work. We all have the potential to be a super hero, we just must decide to answer the call.
What is a super hero?
Definition: Someone who manifests a super-ability or superpower and generally acts heroically-is brave and self-sacrificing.
1 : a mythological or legendary figure often of divine descent endowed with great strength or ability
2 : an illustrious warrior.
3 : a person admired for their achievements and noble qualities.
4 : one who shows great courage.
5 : the principal character in a dramatic moment.
6 : the central figure in an event, period, or movement.
7 : an object of extreme admiration and devotion, idol.
The strong man is not the good wrestler; the strong man is only the one who controls himself when he is angry. -Mohammed (Founder of Islam)
Most situations in life require you to make a fundamental decision.1. Keep the super hero suit on?
2. Take the super hero suit off?
There is no other outcome. There is no other choice. You make this decision every time you come in contact with another human being. You must ask yourself, “Do I keep the super hero suit on or off?” This determines the outcome of events evolving around you. “You have two decisions to make each day. You can get better or you can get worse but you will not stay the same.” -Joe Paterno (Football Coach)
The challenge is to rise to the occasion. In the wake of making decisions and dealing with obstacles and conflict visualize yourself as a super hero. “What would Superman do, what would Wonder Woman do?" Super heroes are calm, cool and collected at all times. They understand the big picture there is always a moral driven value system bigger than themselves. A super hero stands for something.
Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction. -John F. Kennedy
Super heroes are not who people expect them to be, they are who they need to be.
One of the greatest diseases is to be nobody to anybody. -Mother Teresa
When your boss gives you a ridiculous time line, you put on the super suit to save the day. You don’t whine about the unfavorable task you have been given. You juggle family and career. You put on the super suit.
You want to impress in that critical job interview. You work hard to get the career of your dreams. You meet the person of your dreams. Your family is in crisis. Your best friend needs you. Having the courage to take a chance or to love. Standing up for yourself without fear of not being liked. You stand for justice for all not just for your peeps. Face the challenges of life and do not worry about public opinion.
"If half the people love you and half the people hate you, you are doing the right thing.” -Bill VanDerKoot (Filmmaker)
Don’t kid yourself. You will have enemies and haters. You will have many Lex Luthers, Jokers and Catwomen in your journey. You will be forced to fight because they will find you. They can’t move on unless they feel as if they have defeated you. Remember you are the super hero and you must come out on top. There is no running with the super hero suit on.
“You can please some of the people some of the time, you can’t please all of the people all of the time.” -Abraham Lincoln (16th President Of The United States)
Superheroes are compelling and on the same continuum as regular everybody else. They’re like you, me and the Jack or Jill down the street, but with something extra. People will always ponder what it would be like to a super hero. As people look on they will want to be you. That will manifest itself as love and hate.
To be a super hero you must believe in something bigger than yourself. You are never to big to assist the less fortunate.
“But whoever would be great among you must be your servant, and whoever would be first among you must be slave of all.” -Jesus Christ
“A genuine leader is not a searcher for consensus but a molder of consensus.” -Martin Luther King Jr.
You must be able to control and face your fear and emotions. You need this skill to perform at the highest level. You must know your enemies and be willing to engage to reach your desired outcome. You must also know when to sidestep them because you have bigger fish to fry.Perfection is not always required but you need to come through when it is. Perfection is only needed during dynamic transformational moments when universal change is on the line in the world around you.
Super heroes see windows of opportunities, they step up and grab the brass ring with confidence.
The key is to use your super powers for good and focus them n the right place. Bulling people and being self indulgent for the purposes of personal satisfaction are prohibited. Super heroes don’t have hot opening lines in clubs. They don’t focus on how they dress, walk, talk and how much money they have.
Materialistic values are non-existent.
Being a super hero is not about being perfect. It is about being aware. Super heroes learn from their mistakes and move on. One thing a super hero can’t do is change the past. Super heroes bet on themselves. What you do is not who you are. Who you are is what you do.
Becoming a super hero is the ability to except the extenuating circumstances of your life.
1. Your planet blows up and your father sends you to Earth (Superman).
2. Bitten by a radioactive spider (Spiderman).
3. Your parents are killed by the Joker (Batman).
4. You are contaminated with gamma radiation (The Hulk).
5. Prisoner Of War (Iron Man).
You must always pick yourself up when knocked down. You must accept what happens to you that is out of your control but never surrender. Super heroes make meaning of traumatic experiences - a field of psychological inquiry called post-traumatic growth or stress-induced growth. You must aspire to noble impulses and heroic acts. You forever must seek and often capture essential truths about human nature.
When you take the super hero suit off and you are rejected that means you are in the wrong place. Pack your bags, put the suit back on and fly the hell out of there.
When you can take the super hero suit off and nothing bad of negative happens, you have found the place you need to be and you have found love.
And that is all a real super hero is after.
“A coward is incapable of exhibiting love; it is the prerogative of the brave." -Mahatma Gandhi