Every one of us has a unique gift, a ‘superpower’ that sets us apart. Often, it lies dormant, undiscovered until we take a moment to reflect on our most consistent and passionate pursuits. Identifying this superpower can lead you to your True North, the direction that aligns with your deepest values and joys. Here are seven questions I’ve contemplated myself to uncover that personal magic. These are the questions that helped me discover that my knack for organizing—whether it be neatly stacking boxes in a warehouse or meticulously managing accounts—was not just a skill but my superpower.

Question 1: What Have You Always Done?

Looking back, is there a pattern in your activities throughout your life, even if they seem small or insignificant? For me, I realized that I have always found myself organizing—be it physically or systematically. It’s something that has consistently brought joy and satisfaction into my work and personal life.

Question 2: What Do You Do for Fun?

What activities light you up and excite you? For me, organizing a space or a list is strangely exhilarating. It’s what I do for fun, and it’s where I feel in my element. Think about what makes you feel the same way. Is it playing sports, hosting parties, or perhaps, like me, bringing order to chaos?

Question 3: What Do People Always Ask You for Help With?

Consider what your friends, family, and colleagues turn to you for. This could be a clue to your inherent talents. In my circle, I’m often approached for help with organizing spaces and planning events. This was a significant hint that my natural inclination towards organization might be my superpower.

Question 4: What Do You Always Find Time For?

Even during the busiest days, what is that one thing you make time for? Personally, no matter how packed my schedule is, I always find a few minutes to tidy up or plan the next day. This constant in your life is likely something that you’re not just good at—it’s something you’re passionate about.

Question 5: What Do You Enjoy Most in Your Business?

As a small business owner, there are tasks we dread and others we dive into without hesitation. For me, anything that involves organizing logistics or workflow always makes me excited to start my Monday mornings. Reflect on the tasks that bring you similar joy and eagerness.

Question 6: What Common Thread Runs Through Your Interests?

After answering the above questions, look for a through-thread. Is there a consistent theme or activity that appears in your answers? For me, it was the joy of organizing across different contexts that stood out.

Question 7: Why Do You Do Those Things?

Finally, explore why these activities resonate with you. Is there an underlying value or desire that they fulfill? I discovered my love for organizing not just because it brings peace to a physical space, but because it frees up mental space and creates clarity, thereby helping others and myself live more productively.

These questions have guided me to a better understanding of what I’m truly passionate about and how I can use my strengths to benefit others. I encourage you to take some time to explore these questions yourself. You might be surprised by what you discover about your superpowers. Let’s continue this journey of self-discovery together. If you feel comfortable, share your discoveries in the comments below. Remember, every small insight brings you closer to understanding your True North.