Much before Superman and Spiderman, there was a superhero in the East; Hanuman. Indian mythology has several superheroes and supervillians; one of the most popular of them is Hanuman. Hanuman is revered as a monkey-god. Legend goes that when he was a kid, he was very mischievous and troubled sages at several ashrams. One such powerful sage was not much amused at this nuisance and cursed Hanuman that he would forget his super powers and wouldn’t be able to use them. When Hanuman’s mother pleads for mercy, he reconsidered the curse and said that Hanuman would realize his strength and be able to use it when he was reminded of his powers by a trusted source. This finally happened and there was no looking back for Hanuman!
The reason I relate this story is to exemplify a simple truth. Every person has latent super powers within, i.e. skills and talents that have not had an opportunity to flourish or a chance to even rise to the fore as a result of one’s pursuit of life in the tracks one has fit in. In some instances, this is a case of square pegs trying to fit in round holes or vice versa. Some have been lucky enough to fit snugly as round or square pegs in the same shaped holes. In those cases, there is a greater opportunity to leverage one’s potential and realize the deserved benefits.
Another point to note; many people live under a glass ceiling which they have learned to accept and as a result, have never aspired to great things; and if the aspirations exist, have hardly tried to realize and exercise their true potential. It’s imperative that you consciously look for and find a motivator, a mentor who will support you to develop and maintain a positive attitude & outlook and moreover, make you realize constantly that there is no end to what you can achieve or impact. This mentor may be your friend, partner, parent, spouse or even your child. Find your mentor, the one who will help you realize your potential and motivate you to strive and excel in your chosen vocation.
Adverse situations or circumstances can trigger positive aspirations and outcome as well. Such an intervention demands a strong personality and resilience. There are several examples we come across and admire but the depth of their struggle to succeed is only truly known to them. Cherish such experiences and outcomes and draw inspiration from them.
There is no limit to what you can achieve! Be the super human you are meant to be!!