A multimillionaire, multi-talented serial entrepreneur named Tina Roth Eisenberg credits her success with her ability to answer one single question.
The question was quite simple, but Eisenberg claims that it gives her a lot of focus and clarity. The question is: If you were a superhero, what would your superpower be?
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She's found that the most successful people she’s met have been able to answer this question immediately. John Maeda, who led the MIT Media Lab and Rhode Island School of Design, responded with “curiosity.” Maria Popova, who curates the popular Brain Pickings blog by reading 12-15 books a week, said “doggedness.”
Knowing what your superpower would be means that you know yourself well enough to have a focus. That’s the same competitive advantage that makes you so great at what you do. It’s the quality you’re most proud of, the one thing that makes you stand out, and what gives you an edge over everyone else.
If you haven’t ever thought about what your superpower might be, do! An answer to this question shows that you’ve considered your best personal qualities, and you’ll even have something prepared for the “What’s your greatest strength?” question at your next interview.
If you think about what your greatest mission in life and in your business is, then wouldn’t you naturally want that to be your superpower?