I have to be honest, I am looking forward to seeing the new Jumanji movie: ‘The Next Level’. I thoroughly enjoyed the first movie ‘Welcome to the Jungle’ as the characters found themselves in unfamiliar territory with their new ‘Superpowers’ and grappling with their new bodies. What I adored is the characters suddenly having to learn how to use their new ‘Superpowers’ and get past how they had previously viewed and defined themselves.
One of the great underlying messages in the movie is about looking and seeing yourself differently and the changes that it can inspire. What would you do if you were suddenly given a new and different way to look at yourself? What would you want to explore? What would you want to change? How far would you go to challenge your own assumptions?
Even on a good day, change is hard, messy, uncomfortable, and downright challenging and also leads to incredible gains and insight. Choosing to look at yourself in a different light and stretch outside your comfort zone takes courage, compassion, and perseverance. People often choose to stay stuck rather than discovering what their ‘Superpowers’ are. That is too bad as “change begins at the end of your comfort zone” (Roy T. Bennett).
What are your ‘Superpowers’? What do you want to change? Where has playing it safe gotten you? Remember, #change is difficult, so is living with the #statusquo