A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to persevere and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.
Earlier this week, I wrote about becoming the hero of your own life. It’s essential for us to weave the optimism and courage, compassion and kindness, perserverance and passion we admire in others into the fabric of each of our days. From this place, we can make a real difference. We can be a better mother or school volunteer. A wiser, more benevolent leader at the office. A curious and more open and compassionate community member. We can make a difference in each moment of our lives, by choosing to be kind rather than critical. When we can do this little thing, we change the lives of dozens of people, and they change the lives of dozens more and together we change the world in a very real way.
Sure, we will be disappointed — by ourselves and others. We will make mistakes, face illness and pain and injury and financial challenges and relationship struggles — maybe you’re in that now. So what? Use it. Let it inspire you, fuel you. Let those setbacks be an opportunity for you to tap into your greatest potential, to be the hero in your own life by expressing all that you are and by enduring despite the obstacles.