Superman’s powers included flight, super-strength, super-speed, x-ray vision, super-hearing, super-intelligence, and super-breath, which enables him to blow out air at freezing temperatures, as well as exert the propulsive force of high-speed winds.
Wonder Woman is a masterful athlete, acrobat, fighter and strategist, trained and experienced in many ancient and modern forms of armed and unarmed combat, including exclusively Amazonian martial arts. She even uses her Amazon bracelets to stop bullets. Don’t get me started on what she can do with her golden lasso.
The Flash is capable of running faster than the speed of light creating vortexes charged with electricity and, at times during the Silver Age, is described as faster than the speed of thought. When he tried really hard, he could even run ten times the speed of light.
So what’s your superpower?
Truth be told, every single trial lawyer I’ve met has their own and very unique superpower. The problem is that most trial lawyers don’t know this or, they never spend time to find out what it is.
Instead, they focus their attention on duplicating what everyone else is doing. By do so, they never really give themselves a chance to fly, use their Amazon bracelets, or run faster than the speed of light.
So why does this happen? Why are most trial lawyers afraid to tap in to their superpowers?
I think the answer is that they’re afraid. They’re afraid to make a mistake or afraid that the judge, jury or their client will not like what they see or hear. They’re afraid of losing the case.
It’s kind of sad when you think about it.
You see, you already have the ability to be the best trial lawyer in town. All you need to do is be brave enough to discover and focus on your own unique superpower and then use it for good and to battle evil.
Not sure what your Superpower is? Ask a close friend. He’ll tell you. Ask what it is about you that has earned his friendship over the years? What qualities does he see in you that he doesn’t see in anyone else? Why would he trust you to protect him during trial? You might just be pleasantly surprised at his answer.
Once you figure out your superpower, focus with laser precision on doing all you can to improve your superpower. Do what needs to be done to make a small 1% improvement in your superpower each and every day. At the end of the 6 months, you’ll be flying faster than Superman, fighting better than Wonder Woman, and running faster than the Flash.
With your new found confidence and superpower, not only will you be better equipped to fight evil in the courtroom, you’ll also enjoy the experience of being a trial lawyer much more because you’ll be yourself. And that my friend is the greatest superpower of all!
Mitch Jackson has been a trial lawyer for 27 years and is a 2013 California Litigation Lawyer of the Year (CLAY Award) and 2009 Orange County Trial Lawyer of the Year. When he’s not trying cases, Mitch uses social media to help attorneys become better trial lawyers and to show everyone (not just lawyers) how to communicate more effectively. His law firm website is JacksonandWilson.com and his communication tips blog is MitchJackson.com