Just finished watching the latest “Man of Steel” movie where Superman is back saving the world from evil. Overall, I thought that the movie was quite enjoyable and the film kept true to the original Superman series. Rather than spoil the movie for those who haven’t had a chance to watch this film, I’ve decided to only share my top 3 success lessons observed that’ll help you seal the deal like The Man of Steel.
“It’s not an “S”, on my world it means “Hope.”
Throughout the movie, Superman stood as a symbol of hope to people. The hope that good will prevail over evil and that one person can change the world for the better. To be successful, people must also be hopeful – to believe that everything will work out. Most entrepreneurs don’t go into any business 100% certain that it’ll be successful. Instead, most successful entrepreneurs put in the necessary work first, hope that things will pan out as planned, and if needed, make any necessary adjustments to their plan(s) along the way.
Please do not confuse hope for ignorance. Although successful people are hopeful, they also have contingency plans in place accompanying their hopes just in case things take a turn for the worse. By being prepared, people would increase their chances of achieving success beyond their wildest hopes and dreams. So in your quest for success, please always ensure that you hope for the best while preparing for the worse!
“I can do things that other people can’t.”
Like Superman, successful entrepreneurs believe in their unique abilities to achieve certain feats that others can’t, thus providing them with a competitive advantage over others in similar marketplaces. To be successful, entrepreneurs must learn how to leverage their competitive advantage in an effort to highlight their unique selling proposition (USP) of their business over homogeneous competitors. Similar to Superman, who was successful in using his unique abilities to help others, you must also find your competitive advantage and use it to serve others in an effort to become successful.
In essence, everyone has something unique about them that they could offer the world. My only hope is that you discover that competitive advantage and harness its powers to help others and make the world a better place. By doing so, you would ultimately become successful in the process and live the life that you were destined for.
“There are so many questions…Where do I come from?”
For majority of the movie, Superman is filled with questions concerning who his real birth parents were, where did he come from, what his real name was, etc. Like any successful entrepreneur, Superman continues to ask a variety of questions while persistently using the clues found along the way to find the answers that he was looking for.
As we’re aware, knowledge is a vital component for success. One of the best ways to acquire knowledge is through the use of questions. In fact, asking questions has been known to help people learn more; become more observant; innovate; communicate better; develop confidence; and engage in critical thinking. As Tony Robbins wisely stated, “Successful people ask better questions and as a result, get better answers.” With this in mind, asking the right questions will not only help you discover the answers you were looking for on your road to success but also assist with personal and professional development, such as the benefits mentioned above.
Hopefully this post provided you with an entertaining, and educational, read that’ll help you on your journey towards success. If you’ve seen the movie, I would be curious to see if you’ve noticed similar success lessons from Superman. If you haven’t seen the Man of Steel, I would highly recommend watching this never-ending superhero classic evolve.