Kryptonite is a substance that takes the almighty Superman down. It makes him weak, depressed, and unable to perform his awesome superhero functions.
Although we often try to pretend we are superhuman and have no needs whatsoever, as humans we are actually quite fragile and sensitive. Certain substances or neglectful behavior toward basic needs can trigger feelings of depression which may spiral into believing you are ill-equipped or unworthy of your career dreams.
This type of depression is a good thing; it alerts you that you need maintenance. Think of those blinking red lights in your car. “Beep beep! Hey you! Something is going to go very wrong if you don’t listen to me!”
Paying attention to and noticing what substances or neglectful behavior amount to kryptonite for you empowers you to avoid these depressed feelings and keeps you moving powerfully forward. Similarly, you are better equipped to take action toward your dreams when you also know what helps you regain strength after you’ve been taken down. Think Popeye & spinach!
Here’s a handy tool with examples of what might be kryptonite for you and what might give you strength. Turn your frown upside down and go after your career dreams!