We are super heroes aren’t we?
Women generally are super, super heroes handling every role with natural expertise and general enthusiasm. We are daughters, sisters, mothers, partners, friends and professionals all rolled into one.
It’s a tough role and we are the ones who play it.
We assume the mantle of the super woman and don’t stop until we have taken on and over the world. There is a price and oftentimes I believe the expectations we place on ourselves are too high and too demanding. Our super woman antics can be exhausting.
What’s wrong with being a little super women but scaling the heights of stardom more slowly? Is it in our nature to act this way? Can we accept and be happy if we aren’t running full speed ahead all the time. Will we accept that small steps can be equally as positive and beneficial as large leaps?
Today, women jump in and want it all.
Let’s slow everything down a little; be content with small adjustments and wins. The culture we live in goes from zero to hero in seconds and we burst our bubbles trying to fit into this mould.
Why am I thinking about this?
The more I thought about what moderate means the more I believe women, as a group, place super hero expectations on themselves.
We demand perfection of ourselves and nothing less day after day.
We never want to be 1lb thinner we want to be 10lbs thinner. We don’t want to wait and savour the small successes we want big results immediately and anything less is seen as failure. There is nothing negative about taking small steps or working towards our goals in bite-sized pieces.
Who says super heroes don’t take one step at a time?
As we age many of us beat ourselves up about each and every change. Rather than embrace the benefits, our default position is to revert to the younger self; to try and re-gain and re-instate what we had. Once the cat’s out of the bag there is no going back. Why do so many believe a “younger” self is a better self? I’m not buying that one.
We can be super heroes and have it all or at least enough to be content; we just have to pace ourselves.
images michelle pfeiffer as cat woman, jane fonda as barbarella and diana riggs as emma peel