Magneto has infiltrated the White House with a diabolical plot to replace the President with a doppelganger. Sentinels are everywhere, and the X-Men are once again faced with the daunting task of saving the world.
Cyclops, the unwavering leader, begins to carefully orchestrate a plan. He researches; he delegates; he orchestrates; he obtains floor plans. He prepares.
Wolverine, brash and impulsive, is at no time entirely certain he’s even on this team. At the first possible opportunity, he throws the plan out the window in favor of an improvised scheme that just feels right; civilian casualties be damned.
There may be costly setbacks in both cases, but ultimately each hero tends to succeed in saving the world, or at least surviving long enough to face their archnemesis once again.
When tackling big challenges in our lives, we may periodically find ourselves in an X-Men Moment. When you’re up against something important, what kind of hero will you be?
Like Cyclops, with a level head, an eye toward leadership, and mature well-researched reasoning?
Like Wolverine, diving head first into the fray, not knowing exactly how things will work out but being ready to adapt quickly to whatever comes your way?
Or like Jubilee, who rarely does anything of much consequence?
If you find yourself being too much of one or the other, you might want to switch it up, or team up with someone who is your opposite to form your own superhero team.