What does it take to be the Hero in ones life?
Courage, perseverance, persistence, authenticity, gratitude, a willingness to answer the call to adventure, stepping into the unknown, trials, tribulations, experiencing the abyss, self confidence, loving oneself and allowing others to help and guide one from the unknown back to the known. Transformation!
To be a hero in one’s own life involves answering a call to action. A call to start an adventure. And it can be scary to make that choice. Do I step into the unknown, or do I stay where I am?
Every movie and book depicts the hero’s journey. That’s why we love to escape into them. Because we resonate with the hero. Desiring that for ourselves. We experience feel good moments in that hero’s life.
We all seek to be our own hero.
We get stuck on the journey because of our limited belief systems and our skewed perceptions. We believe what we think, is right. Really? Is it? Or are there other possibilities?
I’ll share one of my limited beliefs. I don’t believe doctors can heal disease. I know science backs me on that. My perception is also that doctors are held hostage by big pharma. And of course there is evidence to that too. So then, my mind says, I don’t like doctors. They don’t understand nutrition and what real medicine is. But, having said that, I would hate the local plumber or algorithm analyst to be attending to me if I had to land up in any emergency room.
So doctors aren’t all that bad then, yes?
I almost didn’t step into network marketing because of my limited perceptions. I’m grateful I made that call to action. It wasn’t easy, but I drew a line in the sand and stepped over it.
It provides me with a steady passive income. Imagine if I had stayed in my 14 hour a day mundane chefs job? Earning a pittance. Going nowhere. I stepped into the unknown when I made that decision to hang up my chefs jacket. It was scary. But 6 years later, I’m glad I did. I am becoming the hero in my own life.
No! I am indeed the hero in my own life!
Life is filled with unlimited possibilities.
And then I read the blogs of a fellow MKE member. I won’t mention his name in case he desires some privacy. But this man is a true hero. And the hero in him inspires the hero in me.
All my challenges seem superfluous and inane compared to what this man has experienced.
He lost his home to an earthquake.
Insurance are not covering it. Typically of course.
He is living in his car.
It’s snowing here he is.
He has an accident and is injured.
Car is written off.
He is still living in his car.
Someone breaks into his car and steals his computer and other things.
He is still living in his car with the broken window.
He gets some money and buys a computer so he can continue with this course.
He blogs from his phone.
Living in his car.
The courage that this man exhibits is nothing less than being a super hero. I cannot imagine what it must be like to experience what he has experienced and is experiencing. Living in one’s car with a broken window! In the snow! Freezing cold!
I dare to ever complain again!
A true hero. A super hero. An uber super hero.
My wish for him is that his chief aims in life manifest quickly, that he can quickly recover his life. That the courage and determination he exhibits brings him many kindnesses. And that the world is kinder to him than ever before.
“Despite thoughts of failure, depression, hopelessness and being alone, I struggled forward anyway.” He says.
In gratitude, respect and love