Everyone is necessarily the hero of his own life story ~ John Barth
Find The Hero Within You
Our lives can be compared to a lifelong storybook. We have so many tales from the past and many unwritten pages for the future. We each get the opportunity to fill in those pages and create our own stories in life. We are the main character, the hero in our lives. Why do we follow in other people’s shadows? Why do we live our lives only to get by? Change your story… create a journey… be the hero again!
What will your story look like? Is it going to be a book on financial success, motivational, romance, or another type? Perhaps each success will be another chapter leading to the next success. Perhaps the many successes will be interwoven like a mystery novel.
Our story began at birth, some would even say before birth but that isn’t our main focus today. From birth until now we ave experienced many different things. Some good, some not so good. We cannot change the past. It happened. We may not have had much control over it but we definitely have say in what will happen and can make our future story amazing.
How? We learn who we are right now and what we want from life.
I invite you to grab a piece of paper and a pen. As you think through the upcoming questions, answer as truthfully and honestly.
Become A Hero in Your Story
STEP 1 – Who are you?
Who are you right now? What are you doing right? What would you like to achieve? What are your goals and dreams; 3 months from now, 1 year from now, 5 years from now?
Look at who you are now and what you want to achieve to get a general idea of what you want from life. This is a great starting point. You are creating the OUTLINE of your life. Bullet points and highlights are our friend in this starting zone. We are looking for brainstorming of small and big dreams. Details and perfection are not part of this step.
At the end of this step you should be able to look at the list and find 1 to 3 things that you would really like to achieve within the next few months. That is a great place to focus. It is time to put on your cape, stand a little taller, and prepare yourself for the hero you are about to become!
STEP 2 – Look Deeper
If you had all of the essentials, what would that end result really look like to you? If you could change something about your personality to support getting you there, what would it be?
There is a point where you will look at your current and future state and say you are on track. If you are honest with yourself, will you find there are parts of your life that could be even better. Maybe it is to become more confident, to have more quality time with family, to be happier with what you have, the list goes on. Looking deeper will provide you with more DETAIL to add to your outline.
If you consider how obtaining your goals will affect you AND those around you the determination to achieve them will be even more powerful. This is the moment that you begin to find your superhero strength beginning to shine.
STEP 3 – Take Action
You know what you want to achieve, now think of what you need to do to get there. Plan the steps that you need to take. Think of the things you need to do as well as the obstacles that may come up and how you will overcome them.
You have your outline and details, now take ACTION. This is the time you get to rescue YOURSELF. Keep the cape on, posture straight, and determination strong. Begin to make your way toward your end goals.
Create Your Story
Your Outline, Details, and Action will naturally create the story of your life. It is your responsibility to do the best for yourself. Follow through with your actions and find ways to amplify your results.
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