Finding the Hero within Me

The term “Hero” reminds me of these words “When we learn about the many different heroic paths available to us, we understand that there is room for all of us to be heroic in our own unique ways.” 
– Carol S. Pearson (Awakening the Heroes Within)

Well, some of us seek hero as one we watch in the Stan Lee’s comics and J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter. As a child we have learned to become true like Potter, examine and act like batman, empathetic like superman, positive and fearless like Spiderman, belief like wolverine, intellectual like captain A., persevere like ironman, Give back like the storm and be compassionate like wonder woman. That’s the one way to find inspiration and desire of being a “HERO”, but we know “That’s all folks” as mocked by Warner Bros’ classic Looney Tunes. All those stories may be untrue but those qualities are what perceived by a “Hero”. Then, there is one more side to it, which sounds much original and true, to be inspired.

Keep it simple. To find inspiration, just look for ordinary people with extraordinary stories of heroism. They’re all around us. When we follow a code of what is right, we can become a hero in our own life. When we live with compassion, we can become a hero in lives of others. Someone needs to sacrifice, someone needs to inspire, someone needs to be a hero. Why not me? Why not you? 

A true hero is not only a brave individual, but a brave individual who dares to be distinct. Everyone has a unique character. Our “Individuality” is what forms the basis of our character. It is something special, singularly our own. We all possess the heroic qualities within ourselves. What create the difference are our attitudes. We are all alike in, we all possess tremendous potential.

True individuality never comes to the one who possess a negative attitude towards life and unwilling to change it. Simply deciding that I’m not good at something, without making any effort to improve is simply escapism. It may be said a path of villain. On the other hand, one who challenges himself to grow better from yesterday develops his own unique path and worth calling a “hero”. The worst thing is to lose confidence in oneself and limit our potential. The truth is we can do almost anything if we set our mind to it.  

Following words by Bruce Lee correctly concludes, what I seek to “find the hero within me”,

“Do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate him. They always copy mannerism; they never start from the root of their being: that is ‘How can I be me?’ ” ©err1585 (2015)

*Much of it is my mentors thoughts. :)*


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