My coach recently referred to a skill as one of my “superpowers”.   Dan Rockwell (Leadership Freak) talks about finding your tennis ball?  He explains it like this – a dog will go through hell to retrieve its tennis ball, it will chase that ball all day long.  He then asks “what’s your tennis ball?” that thing you will do with 100% passion and commitment.

In the film Chariots of Fire – Eric Liddell says to his sister “I believe God made me for a purpose, but he also made me fast and when I run I feel His pleasure.”  Liddell found pleasure doing the thing that he believed he has made for.

Have you identified your Super Power?  What’s the thing you love doing so much it never feels like chore.  What is it that makes you feel like it’s what you were born to do?  When are you “In the zone”

Here’s some ways you can discover your strengths:

  • Ask those who know you well
  • Use a test designed to help identify strengths.  Strengths finder is one of the best known tools –
  • Take some time out and think about the things you have done in your life – go right back to your school days.  Include your work roles as well as the activities that were not formal jobs such as volunteering roles, hobbies, community activities etc.

 Write a list of the following:

  • Things you really enjoyed doing
  • Times when you felt you were “in the zone” in terms of the activities you were doing
  • Times when you most productive
  • The things that others acknowledged in you

Look for themes and common threads and see if you can identify what your superpowers are.

What strengths do you have?

How can you best utilise your strengths?