During the initial peak of the pandemic, many people serving on the frontline of the health system were considered superheroes. The media saw them facing adversity every day. Images of discomfort caused by PPE and working long hours gave the general public a sense of how the pandemic was impacting real people involved. Many of us had only seen such scenes in movies, and suddenly we were watching these truly terrifying events unfold in front of our very eyes.
When we think of superpowers we often refer straight to our childhood, Marvel and DC Comic book heroes are still present in our culture today. The media was quick to label those working in the hospitals and ICUs as superheroes; a title which didn’t sit all that comfortably with a number of health and care staff; after all, in their eyes, they were simply doing their job.
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A superpower can be any number of things. The pandemic really got us thinking about what makes a superhero and what defines a super power. We speak to people in health and social care almost every day, and it seems that many of them are modest about the positive impact they have on a daily basis. Is it modesty, their duty or simply the job they signed up for?
A superpower is a unique trait or quality that someone uses every day in order to help others. These traits make a difference to people around you, and often they are present without the person even realising. Most people don’t think of themselves as having any power much less superpowers which impact on other people; but, just stop and take a moment to think about it and you’ll be surprised at how your very presence is important to people.
As coaches, we come from a place of objectivity and can often see things in ways that our coachees and clients miss. Working with groups and individuals alike, we have noticed that when they do take the time to think about their own superpowers and share them with each other, it becomes a validating and appreciative process. It can help people see things in themselves and in others which may have otherwise been missed in the volume of everyday work.
Take some time to think about the positive impact you have on others, think about the things you do that they really value – now ask yourself, what is my super power?
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