Who Was Your Hero
Being a hero to someone is a huge responsibility. Think back to your ten-year-old self for a moment. Who was that someone that you listened to? And I mean like, really listened to.
How much of an impact did that person have on your life? If they said jump, you would say how high? If they said dance, you’d say hammer time. You, you wanted to walk, talk and act just like your hero.
Each time your hero would walk into the room, you would light up. They could turn your bad day into an extraordinary day. They would offer you advice and give you a swift kick in the butt when you need it.
But for a moment, imagine if this hero was never in your life. No more life lessons or dark days turning bright. What do you think your life would look like? How would it change? Has it changed for better or for worse?
We can probably all agree that our lives would be much worse. We wouldn’t have all the valuable life lessons that have made us who we are today. What we have to realize is that whether we know it or not, we are a hero to someone else too.
You Are A Hero
Kids, co-workers, employees, family members, friends, you name it. Someone more than likely looks up to you in some way or another. We have to make sure we pay attention to who is watching.
With our fast paced societies, it’s easy to get wrapped up in our day-to-day activities and forget about the little things in life. We forget that every moment has a consequence for us or to those watching. We can either lead by example or become a person that others don’t want to look up to.
What To Work On
Striving to be a hero in someone else’s life is hard, but it’s necessary. If we want to create a family, society, or work environment that is full of leaders who do the right thing, it has to start with us.
Start by looking at who pays attention to you or listens when you speak. Finding out those you are close to and those who care about your life is a crucial step to leading by example. It will be hard, but you have to do your best to react to every situation is best as possible.
Hold back anger and show grace, be consistent with how you respond to situations, watch the words you speak around them, and how you react to the things that happen directly to you. If people are watching you closely, they will catch on to the type of person you are.
So let me ask you this. Are you striving to act like the role model that your ten-year-old self would look up to? There are a lot of kids looking for heroes. Let’s try to be the example. If this is you and you are trying to be that example, let’s hear it in the comments.