101 Superpowers When Ordinary Power Won’t Do

When ordinary power won’t do, a woman needs a superpower or two. These days, a woman needs to be her own hero. We can’t afford to waste time waiting on a knight to save our situation.

101 Superpowers by Gail Goodwin A superpower is a high voltage internal power that helps you to get things done.

A hero is the natural embodiment of superpower. A hero rises to the challenge. She strives to confront her fears and overcome the trials at hand. Circumstances can push a reluctant hero to be take the lead in her own life. At other times, life pushes the reluctant hero to be the champion of a cause greater than herself. The unsung hero prefers to get things done quietly. Their superpowers are not always visible.

A superpower is a high voltage internal power that helps you to get things done. One of my favourite superpowers is doing things that need to be done, even though I don’t want to do them. Here are 100 more of my favourite superpowers:

  1. Staring down a fear.
  2. Facing your fears one at a time.
  3. Finding the benefit in a pitfall and using it to propel you forward.
  4. Moving on when necessary.
  5. Feeling content with what you have so others are content with what you give.
  6. Letting your opponent have the last word even if you know you can win the argument.
  7. Knowing when to go into battle and when to conserve your energy.
  8. Not pursuing legal action even though you know you can win.
  9. Handling the power of responsibility with integrity.
  10. Handling the power of success with integrity.
  11. Handling the power of failure with integrity.
  12. Trusting your ability to be successful.
  13. Identifying why you were not successful.
  14. Doing what you need to do to be successful.
  15. Identifying your definition of success.
  16. Identifying your definition of failure.
  17. Minding your responsibilities so others can mind theirs.
  18. Taking on an appropriate amount of responsibility even though it is tempting to take on more than your fair share.
  19. Setting healthy personal boundaries that are appropriate for each situation.
  20. Being the first to say sorry when appropriate.
  21. Applying tough love when necessary.
  22. Saying yes when necessary. And meaning it.
  23. Saying no when necessary. And meaning it.
  24. Helping others by letting them help themselves.
  25. Upholding your personal honour.
  26. Honouring others.
  27. Standing up for the truth.
  28. Standing up for you.
  29. Standing up for others when necessary.
  30. Listening as often as you speak.
  31. Spending more time listening and less time speaking.
  32. Spending more time speaking and less time listening.
  33. Listening to what’s in your heart and on your mind.
  34. Listening to your instincts and choosing an appropriate response.
  35. Aligning your will with what’s in your heart and your mind.
  36. Listening to your body.
  37. Being true to your word.
  38. Being true to your truth by staying true to your values and personal ethics.
  39. Aligning your personal values with your spiritual aspirations.
  40. Letting your conscience be your guide.
  41. Questioning your motives and reviewing the validity of your beliefs.
  42. Questioning beliefs you want to throw out.
  43. Questioning beliefs you don’t want to throw out.
  44. Fulfilling each role you play to the best of your ability.
  45. Letting yourself take some things personally and using the power of your emotional response as the catalyst for change.
  46. Refusing to take some things personally when it is appropriate.
  47. Knowing which things to take personally and which to ones to refuse.
  48. Healing your hurts, one by one.
  49. Healing the past by coming to terms with it.
  50. Healing your feelings by feeling your feelings.
  51. Living life on purpose.
  52. Resisting the urge to make assumptions.
  53. Doing what you love by loving what you do.
  54. Giving your inner critic a fair hearing, so you can make a fair judgment about the validity of its criticisms.
  55. Giving your inner guide a fair hearing so you can make a fair judgement about the validity of its guidance.
  56. Mustering the courage to accept things as they are.
  57. Mustering the courage to change what you can.
  58. Drawing on wisdom, your wisdom or the wisdom of others wiser than you, to help you decide when to accept things and when to change them.
  59. Changing your mind when that’s all you can change.
  60. Accepting things as they are so you can change them or let them go.
  61. Holding yourself accountable to what is right and true.
  62. Holding others accountable to what is right and true.
  63. Allowing others to hold you accountable about what is right or true.
  64. Thinking like you love yourself.
  65. Acting like your love yourself.
  66. Speaking like you love yourself.
  67. Taking action to reduce your regrets about the past.
  68. Taking action to minimising worries and concerns about the future.
  69. Deepening your relationship with you so others can too.
  70. Accepting your flaws so you can modify them or come to terms with them.
  71. Encouraging others to be empowered.
  72. Bringing out the best in others.
  73. Bringing out the best in you.
  74. Taking care of you so you can take care of others.
  75. Respecting your limitations without compromising your strengths.
  76. Being kind to you so others know what you need.
  77. Getting to know yourself so that others will know you better.
  78. Paying attention to what drains you and fulfils you.
  79. Creating your own success so you can be happy for other’s success.
  80. Realising that having too much of anything drains you.
  81. Realising that having too little of what you need drains you.
  82. Supervising thoughts.
  83. Supervising your emotions.
  84. Supervising your energy.
  85. Supervising your spirit.
  86. Supervising your actions.
  87. Supervising your time.
  88. Supervising your space.
  89. Supervising your money
  90. Supervising your future.
  91. Supervising your body.
  92. Eating like you love yourself.
  93. Loving yourself without compromising your body, soul or spirit.
  94. Loving others without compromising your body, soul or spirit.
  95. Replacing criticism with compassion.
  96. Rejecting the commodification of your body, soul or spirit.
  97. Refusing to objectify your body, soul or spirit.
  98. Honouring your personal boundaries so others can too.
  99. Becoming what you love in others.
  100. Feeling at one with who you are.

The hero leads by example by helping herself first. Whether she is famous or not, unsung or reluctant, the hero is meant to help her self – and then others – confront life’s obstacles in order to awaken humanity’s superpowers.  In the process, she might realise a dream, a vision or deliver a message that will serve the greater good. This can be easier to achieve when she questions the validity of what is in front of her, behind her, beside her, above her, and under her. When a woman becomes her own hero, then she’s ready to meet her match.

Gail Goodwin © 2015

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