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Are You The HERO Of YOUR Life? November 19, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Happiness, Life Balance, People.
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Are you the HERO of YOUR life . . . or just a bit player in a supporting role?

Heroes are brave, courageous, valiant.

It is not the absence of fear that marks a hero, but the courage to proceed in the face of that fear.

Being a hero means being true to our essence, our core.  It means doing what we want to do because we were born to do it . . . not because we are seeking applause and approval from others.  It means being the best we can be even when faced with scorn, disapproval, and derision from those around us.

If we want to be the HERO of OUR life, we must find the courage to use our internal compass to guide our steps . . . even if that means ignoring the expectations of others as they attempt to dictate what we should be, say, think, and do.

Some words of encouragement:

* You must do the thing you think you cannot do. ~ Eleanor Roosevelt

* Freedom lies in being bold. Do one thing every day that scares you.

* The greatest mistake we can make is to be continually fearing that we will make one. ~ Elbert Hubbard

* If you aren’t making some mistakes, you aren’t taking enough chances. ~ John Sculley

* Face your fears.  Rise above your limitations.

* Always remember, you don’t have to be what they want you to be.  ~ Mohammad Ali

* You have as many reputations as acquaintances.  None is accurate.   Be who you want to be.

* The question isn’t who is going to let me; it’s who is going to stop me. ~Ayn Rand

* Don’t be afraid to let go of your “roles.”  You won’t evaporate.

* Paint your world the way YOU want it.

For an example of a real life Hero (at least in my book),  It’s In The Genes (Greg Camp’s Blog)

Related posts:  The Right Frame of Reference * The Proposal * Free To Be Me * Live Your Life * Our Internal Compass

A Penultimate Post (#999) November 19, 2010

Posted by nrhatch in Blogging, Life Balance, Writing & Writers.
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170px-Alice_par_John_Tenniel_02When I started SLTW back in February, I set two goals:

(1) post 1,000 posts

(2) enjoy the journey.

This is a penultimate post of sorts, since it is the next to the last post before reaching my goal of 1,000 posts.

What comes next?

I don’t know . . . but I’m enjoying the journey, more than I ever thought I would, so I suspect that SLTW will continue for the foreseeable future.

For now, let me leave you with a question that I discussed this afternoon over lunch with a new friend:

Are you the HERO of your life . . . or just a bit player in a supporting role?