As geeks, we have always felt a little different. Like something inside of us is calling, waiting to come out. That’s because we all have a little hero inside of us.
In past posts, Hero Within has revealed and explained our core values. We discussed integration, and the need for our fandom to encompass all aspects of our life, the empowerment that comes from our inner strength and identity that we can gain from our geek lifestyles, and sophistication, the trait that makes us capable enough to assemble an outer layer that reflects our inner personality.
It is these three traits that make up our inner hero. When we feel empowered, we can present our true self to the world. With sophistication, we can match our clothing or our superhero costume with that self. And with integration, we can learn how to use our inner hero in everyday life.
If you need inspiration, look no further than the examples of heroes before you, both fictional and real. Are you the next Batman, inspired by technology and driven to serve others? Or are you the next Einstein, locked in a world of math and formulas, always on the verge of your next discovery? It’s always wise to find healthy role models that can help you to understand that anything is possible.
One of the main traits of any hero is courage. Heroes are constantly leaping into the unknown, dealing with impossible odds, and making it all look cool in the process. This is what you need to do in your own life. Look forward as if you are on a mission to save the world or your own world at least. Take the leap and make things happen!
It's important to note that heroes often have more than one superpower, and you, too, must have more than one trick up your sleeve if want to be a real hero. If Superman, for example, did nothing but fly around all day he would simply resemble a bird or a plane. He also boasts super strength, speed, vision, intelligence, and even his breathe is deadly.
Real-life heroes also show signs of multiple powers. Take Teddy Sheringham, for example, one of the most prolific strikers in football. Teddy has also cashed in over $300,000 in poker tournaments, another strength of his. It may sound like a tall order, but you must become as versatile as Superman (and Teddy Sheringham) if you really want your inner hero to shine. Learn some new skills and hobbies to boost your superhero portfolio.
It’s also important to remember that a real hero is not always focused on their own life. Indeed, heroes often make great sacrifices in their own life to carry out their duties. A hero is only a hero because they help others and because others look to them in times of need.
If you want your inner hero to reflect more than just your own vanity, then you need to find good causes to serve. It could be as simple as donating your time to a charity or looking after a loved one who needs help. Serve others and you will find your inner hero.
And while you’re at it, maybe find a sidekick. Some heroes are mysterious and lonely individuals, but we recommend that the hero life is always best lived with a sidekick: someone to watch your back and come to your aid in your hour of darkness. Lean on your friends and you will have more strength to be your own hero. Remember that life has many episodes, and many twists and turns, but that the hero always prevails!
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