Why are hero’s so revered?
What is it about them that we hold in such high regard? Is it only that they give you hope in a world that otherwise seems hopeless, or is there a little more to it than that?
You see, a hero has qualities that are for some reason or another considered admirable – this has been typical across cultures and across time.
Regardless of where you come from, there seems to be an inherent calling we all have, that draws us towards the character of the archetypical hero.
Something we recognise in them as being virtuous or noble.
Perhaps there are qualities in them that mirror a deeper yearning we have within ourselves.
That yearning to be the hero in your own life
To embody the qualities in yourself, that would otherwise be typical in someone you admire.
Unleashing your unrealised potential in the process and uncovering exactly what you’re capable of.
Finding satisfaction in knowing that you do all you can do and that you are all you can be.
Confronting your fears and showing courage when you're called upon
Always doing whats right, irrespective of how you might feel about it
Aiming for the ultimate good in every situation, despite the risks or possible consequences that may exist to your own image or wellbeing.
But ultimately to triumph,
Not in some superficial attempt in pursuit of a goal
But in the ultimately triumph in overcoming your own demons; slaying your own dragon.
This is the definition of a life well lived!
You see the hero’s journey always begins with the call to adventure.
Something deep inside that prompts you to do more and to be more.
So the only decision you have to make, is whether you answer that call – knowing full well both the challenges and the treasures that lay ahead.
Or whether you ultimately shy away from that call, opting instead for comfort and security, accepting the fact that you will never know what you're truly capable of.