We sometimes make the mistake of believing that the only people who become heroes are caped men and women on our TV screens. Everyone else lacks the courage, superpowers and determination to join them.
But that’s not true. In fact, there are numerous examples throughout history of regular people doing extraordinary things, both in work and life.
In this post, we take a look at some of the ways that you can become a hero in both work and life. It’s not always something you have to strive to achieve, but something that you can become, once you shift your perspective.
Volunteer Your Inner Treasure
Most people have something that they can offer the world, but they often keep it hidden. For instance, you might have extensive knowledge of health and wellness, but if you keep it locked up in your mind, nobody will ever find out about it, or benefit from it.
The trick here is to volunteer your inner treasure, no matter how hard it might be to do so. Having the courage to stand up and provide value to the world results in a reciprocity, and the world will give back to you.
Perform Random Acts Of Kindness
You can also be a hero by performing random acts of kindness. If you see someone struggling or there is an opportunity to help someone, take it. Just doing a small thing can make someone’s day, and totally change their outlook on life, too,
Make It Your Vocation
Another approach is to make being a hero a vocation. Carlo Dobrich, a wildland firefighter, discusses how he made being a hero part of his job. Every morning, he goes out in the wilderness to prevent fires from starting.
The devastation that a huge wildfire can cause is tremendous, he says. Therefore, to protect nature and people’s homes, you have to put yourself at risk.
Promote The Good In The World, And Oppose The Bad
As we all know, there is a lot of bad in the world. But heroes always promote the good, wherever they can, to make the world a better place, no matter how much it might harm them personally.
For instance, we see heroic acts in business all the time. People put their careers on the line to prevent bad things from happening in their organizations. It’s these acts of courage that prevent tyrants from taking over the world and getting their way.
Listen For Calls For Help
Heroes are also incredibly good at listening to calls for help. They almost have a sixth sense for spotting people in need and coming to their assistance.
In some cases, they also have a “calling.” They feel as though a higher power is guiding them and that they need to listen to what it is saying to move forwards with their lives. Often this higher power is spiritual in nature.
In conclusion, being a hero in work and life is accessible to everyone. However, it all comes down to courage. If you can overcome your fears and do the right thing, regardless of the situation, heroism is yours for the taking.