"Honey, Where's My Super Suit?"
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- By Antonio Gonzalez
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A super suit should not be an emotional shield of armor we hide behind. A super suit should magnify characteristics we already possess.
"Honey! Where's my super suit?" -Frozone.
I think of this great scene when I'm getting dressed for a race, and jokingly think of it when I misplace my apron at the bike shop.
It's true that something happens when we don our personal "super suit". Whether it be for sport or business, our super suit helps to put us in the right mindset for the moment.
When you slide into your suit, your mind begins to prepare for what's ahead. Not feeling motivated for today's run? Start by lacing up your shoes.
The most famous super suit of all time may be Tony Stark's Ironman. And the best part of that suit was how he put it on. It meant it was "go time". Time to take action, time to stop thinking about doing something, and actually do it. Time to put our preparation to the test.
But a super suit should not be an emotional shield of armor we hide behind. A super suit should magnify characteristics we already possess: sportsmanship, courage, grit, and kindness.
Even Tony Stark's suit only magnified the person he already was. His suit simply helped him discover a part of himself he did not know existed.
That's the value of the suits we wear while doing hard things: the process of donning a super suit is the first step in getting out the door to face the world head-on. Facing a good challenge is what helps us discover and develop our character. The suit is simply a tool that helps to remind us of who we are and what we are striving to become. And if we suit up and get out the door often enough, we won't have to strive to be that person any more, we will be it.
- Antonio Gonzalez
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