It's Never to Late to be Super
Why do we love superheroes–Ironman, Spiderman, Superman, Batman, Wonder Woman, and more? Why are movies about heroes some of the highest grossing of all time?
Our Great Hope for Ourselves
For many, the hero represent our greatest hope for ourselves. They introduce us to a mythic journey every hero takes from ordinary to extraordinary.
Joseph Campbell was expert in mythology who wrote extensively about the path heroes from every time and culture take. He called it the hero's journey.In fact, Campbell mentored George Lucas and the hero's journey was elegantly woven into Star Wars. Campbell believed that "a hero is someone who has given his or her life to something bigger than oneself." He would often go on to say, "Follow your bliss and the universe will open doors where there were only walls." In other words, make the choice to awake and follow your purpose and the opportunities to achieve it will present themselves.
The journey starts deep within ourselves as we question our own assumptions, mental models, and beliefs. As our self-awareness grows, we gain the ability see the inconsistent and false beliefs that trip us up. Our purpose pulls us in the direction of the hero's journey. We get powerfully motivated to diligently practice the skills and behaviors that will help us work efficiently and achieve our purpose.
Take Action: Remember, it's never too late to be super! If you haven't started already, start now.