What most people do is watch other people succeed. They watch others and wonder how they became better and fulfill their dreams achieving success and mastery in their field. You think wow that guy is amazing he has his shit together I could never be like that.
You look at your own life and devalue yourself constantly.
Constantly judging yourself.
Having stupid negative vibes.
Stop and think for second and breath.
You can figure this out only by your morals, ideals and your mind.
You can make/mold yourself into who ever you to want to be.
People have to realise you are not your past you are not the person who:
- Dropped out of college
- Criminal offender
- Drug Taker
You need to think you can do it too.
Respect yourself. We all have certain respect for heroes.
You think that in that moment to become the worlds fastest, world’s millionaires, ripped bodybuilders from Usain Bolt, Bill Gates and Arnold Schwarzenegger. You have to have something magical or special well you’re wrong.
Usain Bolt grew up with barely nothing in jamaica now he wasn’t born and athlete he pursed his dream of being the worlds number 1 in 100m and 200m now he makes $20 million a year.
Bill Gates had his 10 darks years where he literally didn’t leave the office for weeks working on microsoft in his early 20s now he has spent billions for charity and helps find cure for certain diseases.
Arnold Schwarzenegger sounds so much like a fairy tale its ridiculous like seriously read in his autobiography.
Here is a summary taken from Amazon.com:
Born in the small city of Thal, Austria, in 1947, he moved to Los Angeles at the age of 21. Within ten years, he was a millionaire business man. After twenty years, he was the world’s biggest movie star. In 2003, he was Governor of California and a household name around the world.
We put these guys on a pedestal I have in the past thought these people are far superior to me, maybe they are clever , genetics were on there side, menevy is not a good trait to have.
See them as inspirations and have your own aspirations to be your own hero.
You see millionaires, athletes, friends as inspirations but put these people off their pedestals and see yourself in them.
Most people started from the bottom like you are doing or struggling right now.
That person became who they wanted to be because they believed in themselves.
They were themselves from the start.
Honest, hard working and self-reliant with there own style of doing things, they were being their best selves and being there better version and wiser selves each and every day.
You want to be your own hero.
You will in time.
You are not getting any younger so start today with a fresh perspective.
The call to adventure is calling your name don’t resistance.
Only those who can hear it will proceed to heroes worthy of remembrance.
Joseph Campbell was an american writer and lecturer best known for his discussions of mythology.
He examined myths across generations and centuries he realised all great stories converged analogous concepts. This pattern results in a seventeen-stage storytelling structure known as the monomyth.
Also known as the Hero’s Journey , the monomyth was covered in Campbell’s definitive work, The Hero with Thousand Faces. This book become one of the most influential of the twentieth century and introduced the masses to the concept that all great heroes have similar paths.
The journey exists in the lives of all men, you, me, your boss, your mates at the bar and not just the characters in books and the movies you watch.
The problem is we fail to realise that we are the hero and your life should a tale worth telling.
This is why we often don’t reach our potential because we completely avoid the opportunity to take the journey that can improve our lives.
This is important for one simple reason:
You need to believe you can change your life.
This is the foundation for behavioural change psychology which will determine whether the information you receive from books, mentors, friends and blogs such as this actually help you to build momentum in the right direction.
People want to change and become better, but when they don’t believe they can, they end up stuck in a rut and in the same place.
According to Campbell, the ordinary world is a boring and mundane existence where the hero lives at the beginning of his journey.
The ordinary world is Luke’s Farm in Star Wars. There are many other examples I am sure most people can think of.
But it is also your house, your desk at work and the office parties you hate so much……..
Most people just accept this. They swallow their reality as the only one that’s possible it’s normal.
It just happens.
But it doesn’t have to be that way.
“Through every generation of the human race there has been a constant war, a war with fear. Those who have the courage to conquer it are made free and those who are conquered by it are made to suffer until they have the courage to defeat it, or death takes them.” -Alexander the Great
The Monomyth explained:
If you were happy with where you are , you would not seek change in your life so be all you can and make most of the time you have.
“One day you will look back at the struggles and know that you have won” – Unknown