Bart Rademaker, MD
There is perhaps nothing more compellingly wonderful in our life if we can see ourselves as our own hero! This is the person that has overcome their own personal adversity (learned) and is now truly the person that they want to be.
We are so afflicted by many internal and external forces. In particular the internal conflicts leaves us constantly in a state of utter confusion. do I or don’t I? – Especially when it comes to interpersonal relationships.
Truth is – when we become who we want to be – we then also attract who we meant to have in our circle. Then in our intimate circle – we attract that one person that will allow us to become even more. Attracting this person requires hero work!
Think about it – what is a hero? – Nothing more than a person who does extraordinary things. Extra ordinary for whom? – Ourselves of course and it’s different for everyone. For one person it is to walk in a room full of strangers, for another it’s talking in front of 5000 people.
Extraordinary means tapping into the best of you. Internally you know that you are more. But all sorts of limiting beliefs, values and conflicts hold you back. The breakthrough to hero-ship is when you break through these limitations.
We can be manifest extraordinary strength given the right motivation anytime. Saving the damsel in distress that you later marry. But only if you keep on taping into the greatness of yourself.
Great feats of achievement make me cry whether they are real or fictitious. It always reminds me of what I am still not doing myself. I cry because I recognize what is still possible and it accomplishing it means that I am living to my fullest potential – this is the greatest gift we can give to ourselves.
This is the hero inside of us and to live life on our terms and make a huge difference in the good for others.