Do you want super powers?
The other day I was driving home from Costco talking to my husband on the phone, I have a Bluetooth so it is safe, when a person blew through a stop sign. I told Laurence, “If I had super powers it would be to throw up invisible force fields. Then I would sit at intersections and anyone who didn’t stop would run into it.”
So many people die every day on the roads. (Check out some statistics here https://asirt.org/Initiatives/Informing-Road-Users/Road-Safety-Facts/Road-Crash-Statistics) In Utah on I-15 they have a reader board and it tells you how many days it has been since someone has died. It tells you that in the __ days no fatalities have occurred. I’ve never seen it higher than four days. Usually it is one or two. That means that someone just lost a loved one and is in pain and grieving. It does not keep track of the injured just deaths. So if I had a super power, it would be to prevent some of that pain.
This letter is about super powers not car crashes. I’ll get off my driver education soap box now.
If you had super powers, what would they be? This is not a rhetorical question. I really want to know so make sure you send me an email. Also, let me know if it is alright for me to mention it in my podcast.
I kept thinking about super powers that day and what else I would do. That evening my son Max come to me and told me what he had done. He had set a new record and he was so proud of it. In a flash, I realized we all have super powers. I had an epiphany.
The epiphany? I am the creator of my life. Look at where you are right now. Just like magic you created that. So often I think of magic as instantaneous. You speak a word and it appears. That’s not magic that’s make believe. The real magic occurs when every day you speak the word and take action.
I know it takes time and dedication but it is still magic. Just think of how far you have come. I know that sometimes I get so focused on what I’m trying to create and how long it’s taking and I get discouraged. I have to sit down and look to the past and all the things I can do now that I take for granted. Like this newsletter.
I remember in December 2014 when Dr. Jeffrey Magee, my incredible mentor, challenged me to write one every week. I thought he was crazy. “I’ll never be able to do that.” I said to myself. Guess what!? I have not missed a week since. Every week I have written a newsletter. Sometimes two.
When I started, I was sacred! I put some things in place to help me; a routine – Sunday morning, piano music playing, good smelling candle, and an editor. I would sit down at my computer, say a prayer, and start typing. Now it is a habit and there is really no fear anymore.
I use this as an example for what I want to create now. If I tame my fear of writing, I can tame my fear of podcasting. If I can tame my fear of the water, I can tame my fear of heights. You get the idea.
Whatever it is you are trying to create, you can. You have super powers. You just have to use them every day. So today, use your magic to create the life you desire.
Go have an earth shattering day,