Are you a Hero? How many lives have you saved? Surely there is atleast one person, right? Despite what you see in the movies a hero doesn’t have to wear a cape. Not all heroes come dressed in a uniform, although many do wear them. A hero can be dressed; Just. Like. You.
What makes a hero? Some may say the litmus test is a person who saves another’s life. Now that can be taken very literal as a person saves someone from a burning building or pushes someone out the way of impending doom from a bullet. However, lets take it a step further. What if you come across someone who has terrible eating habits and everyday they are digging their grave with their teeth. You entered a situation where a person was destroying and burning their body down to the ground and you stopped it before it was too late. Sounds like a hero to me. What if you come across a person with harmful beliefs? It could be something that seems minor such as lack of role models. The place where this person grows up all they see are negative images around them and as a result they so not see it as a possibility to be more than a junkie or drug dealer. They’re aspirations are that of a con man or thief because those are the examples of “success” that he has. Yet you come along and by being an example that “a rose can grow from the concrete” you move him from that destructive path and avoids that bullet. Another life saved. That sounds like a hero to me.
We all have opportunities to be a hero to someone. Imagine what this world would be like if we all played our part and put on that “Cape” to contribute that one heroic deed in someone’s life.
We all have opportunities to be a hero to someone. Imagine what this world would be like if we all played our part and put on that “Cape” to contribute that one heroic deed in someone’s life. It seems to me the world would be a much better place. The beautiful thing is our call to action does not have to be police sirens or a fire alarm. It could be a conversation with a coworker and your “Spidey Sense” goes off. They may be trying to put on their game face but they are wondering how they can put gas in their car and still eat today. A simple kindness of asking if they want something to eat could mean the world to them. Start first where you are. Be a hero! Start with your family, place of worship, workplace and community. So I challenge you, can you commit to one heroic deed this week? Its time to get off the sideline and put on your “Cape”.
Be an inspiration for others. I would love to hear about your heroic deed. @JayTheMotivator with hashtag #HeroicDeed and allow others to be inspired.
“Service to many leads to Greatness,” yet it does not take a large act to be of service to another. Lets start down the path to Greatness today!
Dream BIG, Be Great!
Jay The Motivator