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How to unleash your inner superhero

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You are extremely resourceful. In fact, your problem solving ability is a little like a superhero’s super power. You just need to know how to use it, which is what this post is all about.

Super You

You only need to think about some of the huge challenges you have risen to and major problems you have overcome, to see what you are capable of. It’s actually pretty inspirational, to take time out and review all the things you have already accomplished, against the odds!

So, what about tapping into your super powers on a ‘regular’ work day… like today?

You see, those same resources you access when you overcome huge challenges and problems, reside in you all the time. You just need to give your resources something to focus on.

The thing is, when you find yourself facing a huge challenge, you don’t stop to debate with yourself, whether you’re creative enough or whether you’re a good enough problem solver. You just stop what you are doing and focus like a laser, on how to fix things.

Unleashing your super power

My tip for you today is to think of a business challenge, which has been bugging you for a while. Then, write it down in detail. Get absolutely clear about what your challenge is. Now, focus exclusively on solving the puzzle. Don’t waste a moment questioning your ability, we’ve already agreed you’re extremely resourceful.

Don’t waste your amazing resources by only tapping into them in times of disaster. Incorporate them into your daily work flow. Just like exercising a muscle, the more you unquestioningly use your problem solving resources, the greater they become.

Your challenges don’t stand a chance!

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20 Comments

  1. Wayne Galloway

    June 18, 2013 at 16:28

    A very uplifting post Jim.

    You don’t know how much I needed this right now. Thanks.

  2. Evie McShane

    June 18, 2013 at 17:08

    Love this one and for me too, the timing was perfect.

    Thanks,

    Evie X

  3. That’s great to know, Evie. Thanks.

  4. Thanks for the encouraging words Jim.

  5. Great post. Being a super hero can be tiring though… Do you have any suggestions for this?

    I find accessing that part of my creativity takes a little more energy than I wish?

    Best
    Geoff

    • Hi, Geoff. The only thing I can add, without knowing you better and your exact situation, is that you shouldn’t find the process tiring. Maybe review what you’re doing and when you’re doing it? Do you tap into your creativity at the end of a busy day, when the phones are quiet – if so, it could literally be you’re tired. Try swapping for early morning – or the reverse.

      Hope that helps.

  6. I, like everyone else who commented, really needed this reminder, so I add my thanks to theirs Jim.

    Have you ever read an article called “Moments of Greatness: Entering the Fundamental State of Leadership” by Robert Quinn? http://bit.ly/11JQG0I

    Quinn talks about leaders operating from a fundamental state. Very similar concept but without the cool Spidey photo.

    Cheers,
    Sharon

    • Hi, Sharon. Thank for the comment and also the reading suggestion. Will definitely check the author out.

      You’re a star!

  7. Getting really clear is the big takeaway here for me. When I do take the time to sit down and nut things out, the resolution always amazingly appears. I find taking the time regularly to maintain clarity (as opposed to overwhelm) naturally inspires better problem solving and resourcefulness. Thanks for the reminder Jim :)

    • Hi, Sam. Yes, that feeling of overwhelm, which we all get from time to time, is the enemy of clarity.

      Confidence in our abilities, with that clarity of focus, makes problem solving a lot more productive.

      Thanks for the feedback, Sam.

  8. thanx Jim for sure an amazing content, i have always wanted to start up some small but i guess i have no confidence, bt after reading this,i feel gr8t n believe in ma self, i now see ma self as aresource, thanx so much

  9. Carrie Williams

    June 21, 2013 at 07:40

    I’d never thought of it like that Jim. It’s true though, we use so little of our potential each day.

    Thanks for the tip and the encouragement.

    Carrie

  10. It sometimes feels with life, that we coast until rocked with a disaster. This is a neat way to look at it.

    Thanks.

    • That’s pretty much what the philosopher Gurdjieff used to say. His belief was that most of the time, we were in a robot-like state – only awaking from it when something ‘odd’ happens.

      Thanks for the feedback, Shel.

  11. That’s soo true and uplifting too, believing in oneself is the best gift you can ever give yourself.

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