We all have a super hero figure we look up to – Batman, Superman, Nelson Mandela or even Justin Bieber.
We read up on their stories and find refuge in them for the day to day things we struggle with – love, loss, obstacles, pain, unjust world and victory. Their journey from slavery to freedom, gives us hope for our worldly worries. For batman, his journey was overcoming his fear of bats and choosing justice over vengeance for his parent’s murderer.
At the core, the very stories these heroes tell themselves determine their values and emotions which in turn fuel character and decisions.
For Batman, after having his parents killed by a criminal, he told himself the story that this was his calling to a greater purpose in life and he became a crime fighting vigilante. For Nelson Mandela, despite being a respected lawyer, he told himself the story that this was his calling to do greater good for his fellow citizens and he became the leader people were seeking.
For your inevitable setbacks in life, what story do you tell yourself? Do you turn your obstacles into missions?
Don’t just watch and look up to super heroes. Be a superhero yourself. What do you fight for?
Lessons Learned – How to be a Super Hero
- The story we tell ourselves is the story that shapes our decisions and eventually our lives.
- Your internal story drives your external performance.
- Don’t just look up to heroes. Live your life like them.
This is what I used to come up with my story. Fill in the highlighted blanks to write your story.
Note: In your journey from slavery to freedom you will fail many times just like how heroes did. It is knowing how to come back from setbacks, that will get you through.