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Monday, September 30, 2013

The Personal Peanut: Surviving and Thriving, the Business of Winning

My daughter asked me yesterday, "Mom, what's an alter ego?"

I responded, "It's an identity of a person that's not always recognizable. Like, Bruce Wayne's alter ego is Batman, and Superman's alter ego is Clark Kent." Funny that my immediate response involved superheroes.

Can a peanut be a superhero?

It's been interesting to me, as I've been preparing for the musical I'm in, how many people have said, "I had no idea you could act/dance/sing!" Sometimes we don't recognize the potential in others, or we have preconceived notions that aren't accurate. It's cool to be surprised by learning something new about someone (or some thing) you thought you knew. I'm excited to share my acting/dancing/singing superpowers with people who didn't know I had it in me.

This idea has been on my mind for weeks now, and it fits right in with that video from not only discovering potential in others, but the delight in discovering or remembering our own potential. It can be uplifting and edifying to discover what lies within ourselves, to remember that we can contribute in ways we may have forgotten.

What about you? What potential do you have that people may not know about? What's inside that you wish the world could see? What's your superpower? I really want to know.

I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


Kami said...

I really want to try and act one day. I'm not dedicated enough to do something HUGE, but I would like to try. I also NEVER thought I would become a 'mommy blogger', but I've been blogging now for 6 months and really enjoy it (No Diets Allowed).

Elena Sonnino said...

So many thoughts-- suffice it to say--yes--I think about this a lot. Finding that key to unlock that potential- whether others see it or not is where I am at the moment :)