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6 Positive Ways to Be a Super Hero in the Real World

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6 Positive Ways to Be a Super Hero in the Real World “Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story.” ~John Barth

Being a Super Hero is a fantasy we each garner since childhood. We all want to have super powers that can make us stronger, faster and save the world.

I still remember the first time I saw my first Superman movie, how my brothers and I would run around the whole house with bed-sheets tied around our necks pretending to fly and demolish the bad guy.

As I have grown up, I still want to be the super hero. I still want super powers to save the whole world….

I am just one person. What difference can I alone make?

While we all have this secret fantasy of being Super, the paradox is many of us play incredibly small in our day to day lives. We think, “I am just one person. What difference can I alone make?” This is where we need to correct our thinking. We are not required to change the whole world, instead we are completely capable and powerful enough to save OUR world.

As my little girl looks up to me and tries to emulate what I say and do, I feel like I am shaping the future-Super Mom Power, dont you think…

As I counsel my clients and help them heal through pains and traumas, I feel like I am a catalyst for incredible positive change.

As I take care of my home, my life, my family, my world…I know noone else can take care of it better than me. I am the Super Hero here. I know I have the power to create amazing goodness in this world. In my world.

And that is enough!

Everyone Has Super Powers

I believe that everyone HAS a(or many!) superpowers that are only unique to them. No one else can do what they do. For example, my English professor in school. He was the ONLY one I could listen to for hours without dozing off because of sheer boredom{math class to blame 😉 }. He made me love love love reading and writing. He made an effort to hone my writing skills to levels where I am confident enough to write books and articles to put out into the world without any resistance. In fact with great confidence. I am still learning and a work in progress, but I am thankful to the lessons ONLY he could teach me. That to me was his super power. I’m sure he had many more super powers I was not aware of, but for little girl me, that was enough of a super power to shape my future.

In this very way, in my world, everyone has a super power. Everyone has a unique ability to create goodness and happiness. YOU TOO! Yup, you too!

Now, if you already know your super power, that is ofcourse awesome 🙂 But, if you are still looking for your super powers, no worries, many of us are discovering new super powers everyday….till then though, here are a few ways you can a super hero in the real world everyday! Super easy and feel good ways too:

6 Positive Ways to Be a Super Hero in the Real World

1} Let someone Go Ahead You:

No, I don’t mean be a door mat or a push over…NO way! I mean allow someone to go ahead of you in the grocery store line or on the highway, who you can clearly see is under some stress and could use this kindness on your part. Since I’m the very ‘this is my place, I’m standing here since so long…its my right to go first’ type…this is especially an effort for me. But, now it’s become almost second nature. Being an intuitive empath helps in these situations. When I sense a person close to me needs some support, my antenna automatically goes up. Being a silent hero here is incredibly satisfying.

2} Speak with Kindness only:

Sometimes, when we speak with close friends, or acquaintances, we have the ability to drift into complain mode, more on autopilot. The weather is horrid, the work is crappy, the health aint perfect, the kids ..the hubby…etc etc. That is NOT a very heroic thing to do. No nobility is backbiting or complaining right! With great heroic tasks come greater responsibilities of walking our talk. So try to consciously only talk kind and loving words about whatever topic you can under the sun. When you avoid dwelling in the negativity, you raise the positive vibrations of yourself and all those you encounter..and then who they encounter. Mighty universal love kinda heroic act right!?

3} Pay an un-repayable Kindness:

Yes there is such a thing. Un-repayable kindness is a very powerful and superbly loving act. About two months back when my daughter was admitted to the hospital for a very serious bout of malaria, I experienced un-repayable kindness. There were neighbors cooking for us, relatives offering all sorts of help, friends calling up and reaching with goodies I couldn’t even think of in the ICU. I was a mess in the hospital…with no sense of how I looked or whether I ate, but these beautiful loving hearts made sure I was taken care of even when I couldn’t think of anything else but my daughter. I still tear up thinking of all the heroes who lifted me up during that difficult time. I can not and will never be able to repay that sort of kindness.

4} Ask yourself,”What is the right thing to do?”:

We are living in a world where we are constantly hearing of tragedies and atrocities which literally break our hearts. While we can’t be in those places we read about in the news, we can be in those places close to us. In our own little community or world where we stay, we can make a difference. Making the intention to do the right thing every single day is the single handed act of putting your super hero suit and cape on. We will speak the right thing at the right time. We will do the right thing at the right moment. And we will BE at the right place because that is exactly where we are supposed to be the heroes we were meant to be. An ailing co worker, a neighbor having trouble, an acquaintance that needs a shoulder…the opportunities are endless should our intention be to do the right thing everyday.

5} Allow for others to be heroes too:

It would be such a shame if we were walking around being heroes(with self massaged egos) only to undermine and walk all over those close to us who also have their own right to shine. When someone else is talking and sharing, smile, let them shine, let them have their moment. Get off that high horse(ego trip) you’re flying on. Sometimes the most heroic thing you can do is allow another person to shine fully. And, be absolutely truthful with yourself, the ego does come in play…right?! Beware of that…heroes don’t have egos. On the contrary, heroes are the very definition of humble.

6} Give your blood:

If you can and if your health permits it, donating your blood can be one of the most beautiful acts of loving heroism there is. Its a silent way to be part of the healing of so many who will use your blood in the future. It is literally a life saving act!

While you’re looking for your own unique super power(which you very very definitely have!), these acts of heroic kindness can make you feel great and purposeful. And who knows, they can even pave the way for you to uncover that unique super power you already have within.

And, although we may not be able to help everyone with our heroism, we can help one soul at a time. That is more powerful than you can imagine. The ripple effect of these acts is magnanimous, which we can’t and won’t see just as yet. But they are there.

So, you ready to be the Hero of your world yet? Up Up and away my darlings…. 🙂 The world needs YOU!

What does being a Super Hero mean to you? What Super Powers do you possess?


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Author: Zeenat {PositiveProvocations.com}

Counseling Psychologist/ Spiritual Counselor/Motivational Speaker/Naturopath/Holistic Healer/Writer

14 thoughts on “6 Positive Ways to Be a Super Hero in the Real World

  1. Love these, Zeenat. You always have a way of taking us deeper so that we can effect real change in ourselves. #4 reminds me of the word “pono” in Hawaiian, which means acting in integrity. When we change ourselves, we change the world!

  2. These are all great suggestions, Zeenat. In this world of turmoil that we all seem to be living in, asking ourselves how we can send out a little goodness into the world can be so helpful. Thanks for this needed reminder.

  3. Beautiful Zeenat! Thank you for listing all the ways we can be super heroes. I love making food for people when they need it. And of course kindness! It’s often overlooked but there is nothing better in this world. Thanks for a lovely post.

  4. I love this so much. It supports my basic belief that we have to be the change we want to see in this world. If we want a kinder world, we must lead the way – with others and ourselves.

  5. Yes Zeenat, definitely Super hero material , all your points. ♥

  6. Appreciating this gentle reminder, “I mean allow someone to go ahead of you in the grocery store line or on the highway, who you can clearly see is under some stress and could use this kindness on your part.”

    I do like this when it happens to me. I’ve had people in the drive-through at say a McDonald’s pay for my meal. I call these H.U.G.S. > Happy Unexpected God Surprises! xo

  7. “Sometimes the most heroic thing to do is to let some one else shine fully…. I love this. Thank you for these reminders of how much responsibility we have towards ourselves and others.

  8. I’ve learned in the last few years that if we each do what we can to care for and save our little corner of the world, when you add us all up, we will have saved the whole world (I’d still like to be able to fly like Superman, though).

  9. These are wonderful — especially for the days my personal superpowers are flexing their invisibility!

  10. This is lovely Zeenat! I also believe that each of us has superpowers and yet so often, we do not see that for ourselves, or we focus on what others think we should do. I love your 6 suggestions and especially #5. In our modern-day world it does seem too many people are still living in a place where they are eager to always be the hero. Kindness is a superpower anytime and is something every one of us can do at any time!

  11. I love your six ways to be a superhero Zeenat! Spreading kindness and love in the world and empowering others are important values to me and I aspire to express these “super powers” everywhere I go. I have been asking myself lately what is the most self-compassionate thing I can do in this moment and I have found that following that wisdom ends up connecting me back to your six ways. Thank you so much!

  12. What great ideas Zeenat. And easy to do. Being a super hero by radiating loving kindness not only changes and grows us, but changes our world. Love this. 🙂

  13. I love this post Zeenat! Being kind in today’s word is heroic. I also wanted to let you know that I nominated you for the Liebster award. Read about it here!- connectingempathichelpersandartiststospirit.wordpress.com/2017/11/02/the-liebster-award/ Many Blessings! -Lisa

  14. I love this so much. You´ve help me to learn something about the important things in life… thanks!!!!!