Here’s a challenge for you: email five people you know and ask them to list your three strongest, best qualities, your superpowers.
We all have them. Sometimes we have trouble recognizing them, but they are there. Even if you don’t see them, the people close to you do. Pick people you trust or respect.
Here’s a sample email for you:
“Hi. I’m writing you to ask for a favor. It may sound a little strange, but I’ve accepted a challenge to identify my superpowers. I’m supposed to ask a few people who I trust to tell me what they feel are my three best and strongest qualities. Is there anything you respect or value about me? What do you think makes me unique, special?
I’m asking you because you have a better view into me in some ways than I do. My view is filtered by my inner critic. I’ve been told that everyone has a superpower, something that they have to give to the world, and I’m trying to define mine.
Thank you for taking the time. I truly appreciate you for doing this.”
I did this and sent the letters to my spouse (Cee), my manager at work, a colleague I do volunteer work with and some friends. Their answers had commonalities but they also varied according to the role I play in their lives. It really did help me get a well-rounded picture of who I am. It was amazing, uplifting and affirming.
Give it a try. You’ll be glad you did.
5 Replies to “What are your Superpowers?”
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I notice you are too modest to share them! 🙂
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She should share them…at least some of them. But knowing Chris she’ll turn her responses into other post topics. 😀
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Okay, I’ll rise to the dare. I can’t share them verbatim because part of my letter to them was that their answers were for my eyes only. The common answer was that I was a good listener. A really good listener, in fact. One person told me I was the best listener she’d ever met. I work hard at it. It’s definitely a skill. That and I’m a compassionate person.
And Cee’s right, I’ll probably be sharing more of the answers in future posts.
Thanks for asking!
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To be a good listener is a wonderful skill. My mama was very good at that. Many of us need extra tips on that, myself included.