We all have a superhero switch. There is something inside each and every one of us that, once activated, turns us into “that guy (or girl).”
Why is it that, we have wanted something for a long time, but have been unable to act in accordance with that desire? Then, one day, in an instant, we just stop taking “no” for an answer. We stop permitting behavior that is preventing us from reaching our goals. We become driven, almost obsessive. We sacrifice what we have been unwilling to sacrifice up to that point. Our every thought is focused on our goal. How does this happen?
Something activated our superhero switch.
I coached four young ladies as they prepared and competed in a bodybuilding contest this past weekend. At some point, their superhero switch was activated. They gave up poor food choices. They stopped drinking alcohol. They sacrificed sleep to get up and workout in the morning. They avoided social environments that were not conducive to their goals. They attended posing classes every Saturday afternoon. They submerged themselves in all of the small details associated with competing (tan, hair, makeup, suit, etc).
You may have never competed in a bodybuilding show before, but you have had periods of your life where you were focused. You have had times where you were obsessed and willing to sacrifice just about anything to reach your goal. Think about it. Maybe it happened while playing sports, getting a college degree, passing the real estate exam, getting your driver’s license, buying a house, getting pregnant, getting promoted, hunting, starting a business, impressing a member of the opposite sex, etc.
Think long and hard about the decision you made to pursue those things. Why were you able to accomplish those things? What flipped your superhero switch?
This deep thinking exercise is vital to your success moving forward. If you don’t activate your superhero switch, you will be on the outside looking in at all the things you want in this life. It doesn’t matter what it is.
No one can tell you what activates your superhero switch. Only you can do that. You need to do some soul searching to figure that out. But once you do, you will have the key to unlocking your true potential. You will achieve and exceed your goals every time you activate that switch. The switch is universal to. You can apply it to any area of your life.
Sometimes pain activates the switch. Other times desire does the trick. Dig it out. Find the reason. Recognize it. Then use it to get what you want. This isn’t fiction or comic books. This is real. It exists. You just need to find it.