36 Questions to fall in love – XII

Today is a good day to answer another question from the series by The New York Times which goes by the name of: 36 Questions – How to fall in love.

In case you are a first time visitor to the blog, and you are curious about the very first question and my answer to it, you can click here.

If you missed the last question, just click here.

Questions number twelve reads as follows:

If you could wake up tomorrow having gained any one quality or ability, what would it be?

If I could choose a super-human ability, I would like to be able to fly. Not only would it make my fear of heights obsolete, but it would also give me the ability to gain perspective. Flying or hovering over everything and seeing things from a distance is probably an awesome way to smile at all those little struggles I deal with every day and who seem so big when looked at from up close. I think that is also what some astronauts said. That the problems of mankind seem trivial when you can see this small blue dot we all call home.

But if I’d choose a quality or ability that is actually possible, I’d choose to be able to see and realize my own potential. There is already a small list of people who told me that I either waste my potential, or that I should finally start to see my value. The original words were in German: Sieh deine eigene Größe. The literal translation is see your own height. And what it means is that I should see my own potential. And that is really something I struggle with. Maybe it is because I question everything, including myself. Maybe it is because I can see how much other people know and have achieved. I know I shouldn’t compare myself with others. Maybe I am afraid of what I want to achieve. Maybe I doubt that I can achieve it. Probably it is a mix of everything.

I mean I know what I am capable of. And I also know that I am capable of so much more. As everyone of us is. Seeing and realizing my true potential would go hand in hand with more self-confidence and also less fear to do the things I love and want to be doing. If I compare being able to fly and realizing my full potential, I always choose the latter. It is almost like a super power, as it can help me to create the life I want to be living. It would help me to do good for the world, and isn’t that it what super powers are for?

I am convinced that this is not out of reach. I will go step by step. Hopefully into a future where I will realize my full potential.

What is the one quality or ability you would like to gain? Let me know in the comments below.

 

Have a wonderful day and take care!

Stephan

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