4 Reasons to Be Your Own Hero
“Be your own hero, it’s cheaper than a movie ticket.” – Douglas Horton In personal development, there is one thing and one thing only that you can do in order to truly liberate yourself and raise your standard of living – and in case you hadn’t guessed it from the title of this post and the quote above, it is to become the hero of your life. Becoming a hero – choosing to act like one instead of sliding on your spidey suit under your work clothes every day and hoping your secret identity doesn’t get revealed – covers all of the bases of personal development in one fell swoop. It makes you perform better in every aspect of your life while making life a lot less banal. Being a hero – even a superhero – is a lot more fun than just being Normal Norman or Mediocre Marty. Instead, life suddenly becomes an adventure, complete with evil villains, risky missions, trusty sidekicks, and after-hours tinkering in your Batcave to make better your cool gadgets (projects) come to fruition. Isn’t that miles (kilometers for my non-American readers) more fun than going through the same sleep-wake up-commute-work-leisure-sleep cycle that we all inevitably fall into? Choosing to see yourself as the hero of your own life will make you wake up and want to attack the day to see what kinds of excitement it can bring. It’s like starring in your own reality TV show – but with much more real-life consequence. All that it requires is that you model yourself after your favorite superhero – though, without all the crime-stopping. You’re meant for something else.
Wait… Why Should I Become a Hero Again?
- You’ll trust yourself. Self-trust and being your own hero go hand-in-hand. Instead of looking answers from the outside – looking for people to tell you what to do – you’ll trust yourself to go with what you think is right. Over time, you will become much better at making decisions, a coveted trait in any leader.
- You’ll be able to see yourself through rough times. No matter how heroic and swashbuckling we think we are, we end up hitting rough patches eventually. Superheroes do all the time, and you’ll be no different.
- You’ll do what’s right. No, that doesn’t mean you’ll help old ladies walk across sidewalks. That means you’ll live your life according to your personal standards of excellence – if you decide to raise the bar high enough. That means when you decide to eat healthy, you’ll eat healthy because that’s what a hero would do.. The same goes for any habit you’re trying to establish. Also, you’ll be naturally willing to help people all the time – because that’s what heroes do.
- You’ll become a people magnet. And I don’t mean that you’ll suddenly attract people of the opposite sex.