Disgust is one of my superpowers. What is your superpower?

superpowerOne of the questions you can ask yourself frequently is this: what is my superpower?

I could have said: what am I good at?… but that is not what I want to know.

A superpower is that little thing that I add to life that is not expected, and may not be obvious to people, maybe even not to yourself. And that is the reason to ask the question, and ask it often.

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Superpowers: the magic of synergy

Sometimes you need to see a bad attitude, a bad behavior, and suspect that what you are looking at is a mirror. Ugh.

I saw ingratitude with one of my clients and it was killing me.

It took me some time, but I started to see my own attitude in the client.

Whenever I see something ugly about myself I swing into action… Remember? There is no way I am going to be anything less than magnificent… Why? I am sure it’s ego. I am sure it’s superiority.

But ego and superiority can fuel growth… and I use it abundantly. 1I have gone back to expanding the practice of generosity: beyond what I have allowed myself to do.

I started to see that generous and stingy keep me stuck… so I have been attacking this capacity with a chisel and a hammer. It is work and it is painful. It feels like I am peeling my own skin, and actually that is what I am doing.

It seems that generosity is letting go… Allowing… Much more than giving stuff, even time.

I am taking specific actions, because only actions will matter. Insights are a dime a dozen, and accidental actions won’t create a new me.
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