we could be heroes

Who do you look up to, who do you want to be like? Whose example do you want to follow in your professional or personal life? Who do you look at and see as someone we should all strive to emulate? Who is your hero?

I think there are everyday people who choose to do extraordinary acts, and they deserve recognition for it, but I have no heroes. There are no individuals who I would want to be like just because of who they are or what they have done. There is no one who I would want to pattern my career after, and there is no one in particular who I would want to live my life by their example.

I have such a hard time relating to people who have done great things and serve as examples for the rest of us. I don’t feel like I have the tools that make other people successful. I don’t even know what it takes to be a success. I don’t really have dreams or goals, so it seems futile to try to be like someone when I know I could never reach their level.

I could read a bunch of motivational books, biographies of successful people, or go to seminars to learn some tools for personal growth. Maybe I could find someone to pattern my life after. Maybe I could find a life coach to help me. Maybe I just need lots of therapy.

You can read all the self-help books you want, but at some point you just have to accept what you are. I’m not someone who will do heroic things in my life. As a wise philosopher once said, “I yam what I yam and that’s all that I yam.”

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