The Superpowers We Wish We Had

We all want to change certain things in our current lifestyle, and most of them are connected to the outer world.

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Some want a better job, a bigger income, to start their own business, to have great relationships, to exercise more. Others seek more fun, better social skills, material stuff or else.

And if we start working on getting these things, we will eventually understand that the changes we need to make are inside of us. Because our bad habits prevent us from moving forward, the lack of certain qualities doesn’t let us achieve our goals and our own limitations are what stops us from living the life we are meant to.

For that matter we need to build some super qualities. They are like superpowers because we are not born with them and very few have them.

It takes a lot of work to get what we want because before everything else, we need to become the person who’s able to be successful and do certain things in order to follow his dreams.

Here are the 5 superpowers we all wish we had that are all we need to build a perfect lifestyle:

1. The ultimate belief.

A huge problem these days is one of the worst limitations people set to themselves. It is the lack of belief.

People don’t believe big things are possible to achieve, they don’t believe they deserve a happy life, they don’t believe they are ready and have what it takes to succeed.

Well, guess what? You do!

 You have all it takes to achieve whatever you put your mind to. And only when you start believing in your abilities and potential, will you be able to see yourself rise from the ashes and get to the top.

The ultimate belief is a superpower because very few people possess it. What it takes to have it is to eliminate the hopelessness and limitations, to stop listening to the naysayers and have a clear direction in life.

Don’t let certain people and events in life distract you from your purpose. Stay true to it.

2. Self-confidence.

Even if you think you have it, it’s probably not enough.

Self-confidence can be considered a superpower because of the things it makes us do once we possess it.

It means we are absolutely sure we will do everything right, we will do our best, we will actually reach the top of everything we want.

 Being confident in our abilities immediately improves our performance and leads to higher results.

So I urge you to develop a positive vision for your goals, to strongly believe in what you do and that it will be successful and to never underestimate yourself.

People these days are rarely sure why they do things, they doubt they can do them at all, and that ruins the whole thing.

3. Initiative.

This is simply the power to do things without being told to, to start without thinking too much, to just act. It means you do things independently, take chances and opportunities and don’t just wait for fate to do its job.

Here is what Napoleon Hill says about it:

“Before a person can rise very high in any field of endeavor, he must become a person of vision who can think in big terms, who can create definite plans and then carry these plans into actions, all of which makes it imperative that the quality of initiative be developed.

Golden opportunities are lurking at every corner, waiting for the person with initiative to come along and discover them.”

4. The ability to know exactly what to do next.

In his post Superpowers, Chris, the unconventional world traveler and one of my favorite bloggers, says that this is the one superpower he would choose to have.

Sometimes—no, often—I get stuck. I have plenty of ideas, but I’m not sure what to do right now. Exercise or taking walks can help. Coffee helps. But I spend a lot of time staring at the screen, going from brick to brick, back and forth on things that are only somewhat related to what I really need to do.

When I do find the next step, I feel like I’ve stepped into a phone booth and emerged in a cape. I can fly! I can proceed with absolutely certainty. I’ve become unstoppable. And if you had this power, you would be unstoppable too.

And so can everyone else feel. Why don’t we all start working on developing this ability – because as everything else it can be learned – and then move forward faster and easier as we will always know what the next step is.

It’s connected with initiative and the ultimate belief. When combined, they form something so powerful that you will no longer have the fear of failure or consider that things may go wrong.

5. The ability to go beyond yourself.

That’s a combination of different qualities – compassion, empathy, doing things for others, giving and sharing, and thinking about the greater good.

We will never be successful or truly satisfied with our lives if we focus only on ourselves. Because soon or later we understand that it’s about something bigger than us, and it always has been.

At the beginning of our journey and usually for most of our life we do things about ourselves only. And that’s not bad considering the fact that we need to become a certain person, build some qualities and habits and eliminate others, get to know ourselves and experience a lot before we realize we are capable of much more.

Then it’s time to give back for everything we’ve received. It’s time to just do good for others and expect nothing in return, to leave a legacy and think of ways to contribute to the society.

The best thing we can do is to have goals and plans that are also connected with helping others and going beyond ourselves.

 Martin Luther King says “An individual has not started living until he can rise above the narrow confines of his individualistic concerns to the broad­er concerns of all humanity.”

In conclusion, I will tell you a secret.

All these are not superpowers. They are things every person is capable of doing, possessing or achieving. It takes time and dedication and it’s almost never that easy. But the results are tremendous.

Once you start working on building these qualities, greater opportunities will come in your life and the magic will begin to happen. And you will know you’re on the right way.

 What superpowers would you like to have? What is the one quality or ability you would choose?

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Lidiya K

Lidiya K

Author, blogger and podcaster in the fields of self-improvement and life hacking. Creator of Let's Reach Success.
Full-time freelance writer. Lifestyle designer.
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  1. Wonderfully inspiring post! 🙂 You should write a self-help book 🙂 One thing I do when I start putting other people’s happiness above my own, is to look at (I know this sounds really stupid!) a photo of myself when I was 5-6 years old, I remember my joy, innocence and excitement, and I ask myself: “Doesn’t this little girl deserve to be happy?”, and the answer is always YES! 🙂

    1. That’s an interesting thing to do! I’m sure it works. We do tend to forget that happiness is our birthright.
      Thanks for the support. Someday I will write a book like that.

  2. You stated something important, something I often forget, “All these are not superpowers. They are things every person is capable of doing, possessing or achieving.” I’m working on it!
    Thanks for this encouraging post.

  3. Sometimes I have dreams that I can fly, that is pretty cool. When I’m awake I sometimes wish I could turn invisible when I want (purely for non-pervy reasons, of course ;))

    1. I think everyone has thought about it at some point 😀 Not a bad superpower. But as I think of it, considering the greedy human nature, we’ll probably get bored with it in a few days/weeks and will want something more then, or will start misusing it.

  4. Lidiya, are you sure you are 22? You speak like a sage.
    My thoughts:
    1. The belief doesn’t have to be ultimate. I have a tiny belief in my philosophy that allows me to take a continuous action.
    2. Self-confidence is not necessary ingredient of the success formula. You just need to confide in something/ someone, not necessarily in yourself. I wrote about it on my blog in “How to Get Rich” post.

    And that’s the beautiful combination. It’s really hard to belief in something suddenly or to gain indisputable confidence. All you need is to believe enough to take the next tiny step.

    #4 is definitely the super power I want to achieve.

    I love Mr King’s quote. I found it to be true in my life.

    1. Thanks for sharing your opinion.
      I’ve found belief and confidence to be key based on people I know that are sure to succeed, But, of course, every rule has its exceptions. Some have achieved their goals without much of these qualities.
      But still, having them will help us so much. Believing in what you’re doing, visualizing the best result, taking action all the time and never losing hope are the qualities everyone should have.

  5. Well said — I’m all about practical superpowers — I still think I’d have to go with either being Elastigirl (from the Incredibles) as cleaning would be much more fun and expedient; or Storm (from X-Men) since controlling just a little slice of the weather could have a huge impact on so many other things! Not nearly as deep as you went, but there’s my 2 cents 🙂

  6. Hi Lidiya. Thanks for stopping by my page. With the work load I have, I would have answered you sooner. Coincidentally, I am working on the very things you discussed here. Like many people who don’t think they need an energy boost, I am guilty. But because you stopped and possible viewed something I wrote, I think it is respectful to return a response, if possible, in a reasonable time. Now, I do agree and am affected by what you have written. Although many people know and have heard the reasons why we/they succeed, sometime a reminder is needed. As a result, it takes someone, like yourself, who is not deeply involve with what me/other are working on, to say these thing. Knowing now, I can get me an energy boost here, is to imply you got a lot going for yourself. Keep up the good work, Lidiya.

    1. Such a great comment! Thanks, Phillip. I means a lot 🙂
      I also think that every now and then a reminder is needed from someone with another point of view.
      Good luck with all your projects.

  7. Hi Lidiya!
    I would love to have the ability to run & also give others the needed knowledge to see why health & love for themselves is so much better than just running around like a chicken with their heads cut off.
    Rodney

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