The following post is written by me (obviously), for me (not so obvious), but you know the old saying: if the shoe fits….[dropcap]I[/dropcap] wonder what it’s like to be superhuman. Does that mean I can do incredible things with my body? Strength and flexibility, along with deft skill applied to any physical challenge?
Is it supreme mental ability, the power to compute large algorithms in minutes? The ability to simplify the most complex problems into their most essential parts, so any moron can digest them in seconds?
Is it the ability to understand and empathize with people so well that it causes them to think you’re a mind reader? Is it the ability give a speech or talk to a group and somehow, some way, everybody in the room thinks that you MUST be talking to them?
Or is it using the power of imagination to create new worlds, generate solutions to long standing problems, and to create great works of art?
A few blog posts back, I wrote that everything’s made up, and guess who’s making it up?
Who knows? But one thing’s for sure – If you’re NOT, somebody IS.
As Steve Jobs once said:
Life can be much broader once you discover one simple fact:
Everything around you that you call life was made up by people that were no smarter than you – and you can change it, you can influence it, you can build your own things that other people can use.
Once you learn that, you’ll never be the same again.
Sometimes we have to be reminded of our greatness.
Sometimes the reminder has to be stated very bluntly, but once it sinks in, we have to make a decision.
Do we go back to sleep, live in the cloud of mediocrity, and consistently settle for short-term gratification?
Do we challenge ourselves to be better humans each day? Do we aspire to greatness beyond what our own imagination is telling us? Do we go for being superhuman, which is far beyond what we intend to be as we walk out into the world each day?
You have to want such things as progress and evolution. You have to want to sacrifice short-term gratification (short-term, NOT instant, because a pay check comes steadily every two weeks). You have to want something so bad that you take moon-shots (risks) instead of the standard and conventional.
Desire is key to this entire equation. Your “why?” will drive you to great heights or settle for the short mound that’s right in front of you.
Whatever you do each day is driven by a reason, some overarching (or perhaps subtle) purpose.
1.) What do you consistently do each and every day?
2.) Why do you do THAT?
If you are satisfied with your reasons, then you’re on course. If NOT, then you know what to do.
The best YOU does NOT exist…yet
Superhuman, the best YOU that could possibly exist, is NOT a myth, but it doesn’t exist right now. Your best you is in the realm of the unknown, and asks you to leave the known behind and risk insecurity, doubt, and confusion. Your best self is undiscovered, and requires courage and perseverance to reach him or her.
It doesn’t mean death-defying feats of strength or ability. It’s not pushing the limits of your mind by making objects move through telekinesis. It’s not going out and making 30 million dollars in two years, either.
It means you must be the best you in every moment of your existence. It means accepting pain (physical or psychological) as a growing tool. It means sacrificing comfort for productivity. It means doing one more set, one more rep, taking one more call, writing one more blog post, and making one more offer to somebody that can benefit from your products and services.
It ultimately means living the kind of life and lifestyle that makes you say, “I’m so fortunate to be alive today.”
The question is, how long will it take you to get on YOUR path, and leave the conditioned, tried-and-true one behind?
It’s not like you have 20, 10, 5, or even 1 more year of life guaranteed to you.
Time to make it happen NOW.
Let’s push ourselves in 2015. We can do better than this.