Friday, January 31, 2014

Storyteller's Journey

What Makes a Super Hero?

With Super Bowl weekend now upon us, I just couldn't help but comment on the sporting event, (but with a writing twist). Since I live in Washington State, and have been a Seattle Seahawks fan for as long as I can remember, you know who I'm rooting for: Go Seahawks!

That being said, like all NFL teams, it wasn't easy for the Seahawks to reach the pinnacle of professional football. As I pondered over this post, I realized that no matter where your life's path is headed, there are a few extraordinary traits you must acquire at some point to become super in your chosen field. So what are they?

Here are a few extraordinary traits it takes to be a Super Hero:

Marshawn Lynch - #24 - The Beast
1- Dedication
2- Self Discipline
3- Training/Education
4- Passion
5- Talent
6- Patience/Perseverance
7- Humility - (As Richard Sherman and so many other NFL players are still learning!)

                   (Both photos courtesy of the Public Domain.)

In the last several years I have learned that procuring  publication of a children's book will take no less dedication than that of an NFL player who has worked and struggled and finally earned the right to go to the Super Bowl. The training is different, but the traits required to meet my goal are much the same. After all, if becoming a traditionally published author was easy, it wouldn't mean nearly so much!

What Super Hero trait would you add to this list? Who are you rooting for in the big game this Sunday? Do you have a favorite NFL team?


  1. I'd add self-belief. Not egotism which is it's arrogant offspring, but the belief that what you are doing is right. If you can't believe in it, why should anyone else?

    1. That trait is a definite must, Martin. It is also one that I needed to be reminded of, so thanks!