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(Not) Wanted: Super-humans

We often hear stories of highly successful individuals who seem like they have superpowers, doing what seems impossible for mere mortals. We can't help but admire them and wonder if we have what it takes to succeed in our own careers. But let me tell you a secret: you don't need to be superhuman to shine in your career. Success comes from consistent effort, hard work, and a smart approach. In this post, we'll delve into the idea of being superhuman and why it's not necessary for career success.


Being human is an advantage, not a disadvantage

Have you ever noticed how people are attracted to those who show their human side? Embracing your humanity is an advantage, not a disadvantage, especially in the workplace. When you show your vulnerabilities and weaknesses, you become a relatable person to your colleagues and superiors. More importantly, showing your human side can help you build trust and rapport with others. When your team sees you as a regular person who's relatable, they tend to work well with you which increases your chances of success.


Everyone has their own strengths and weaknesses

We all have different strengths and weaknesses, but societal pressure always seems like we're supposed to excel in every aspect of our career. The truth is you don't need to be good at everything; it's okay to be average or even bad at something. Your unique skill set can differentiate you from others and make you stand out in the field you're interested in. Focus on what you're good at, and work to improve and hone those skills. You'll be amazed at how much you can accomplish when you focus on what you’re good at.


Success is a journey, not a destination

Success stories like Jeff Bezos and Elon Musk make us think success is a destination that they amounted to from one night to the other. But, the truth is success is not a destination; it’s a journey full of ups and downs. Nobody handed them their success on a silver platter. They worked their way up, dealt with failures and bounced back from it. Similarly, you need to work your way up, be patient with yourself, and learn from your failures along the way. It's not the destination; it’s the journey, that ultimately makes your story worth telling to others.


Perfectionism is overrated

When we think about successful people, we tend to believe that everything they did was perfect, then and there. In reality, no one is perfect, and outcomes always go through trial and error. We need to understand that perfectionism is overrated. Some of the most accomplished people we admire have made mistakes, learned from them, and incorporated that knowledge into their journey which helped them succeed. Embrace your mistakes and learn to work with it to achieve the best version of yourself, not the perfect one.


Passion is the secret ingredient

Passion is the secret ingredient that sets super-successful individuals apart from the crowd. When you have a passionate desire to achieve your goals, you're willing to put in the extra effort needed to move forward. With passion, you'll find joy in the process of pushing yourself beyond your limits. Passion is what makes working beyond our capabilities possible. Even on a difficult day, when work is challenging, passion can revitalize you and push you towards success.


In conclusion, you don't need to be superhuman to shine in your career. Embrace your human side, focus on your strengths, have patience with yourselves, and embrace your mistakes. Passion is what will drive you towards success. Trust in yourself, the skills you’ve been given the patience, perseverance and willingness to learn and grow. Your hard work, consistency and a smart approach is what will take you to the path of success. So, don't worry about being superhuman, focus on being the best version of yourself.

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