What is your definition of a hero? Do you have any favorite hero? As Christopher Reeve says:
“A hero is an ordinary individual who finds the strength to preserver and endure in spite of overwhelming obstacles.”
In reality, you don’t need someone else to be your hero. You can be your own hero. We all face struggles in our life. At that time we feel helpless. Why do we need someone’s help when we can help ourselves? You can unleash your inner superhero and live your life happily. We have identified some of the characteristics you can have for yourself to be your own hero:
1. Focus on your energy
Our mind gets distracted easily. We waste our time in useless activities. Start focusing on your energy. Grab a pen and paper. Write down the things you want in your life. Next, make a list of things you want to avoid in your life. Put both lists at the place where you can see every day.
This way you will be able to focus on your energy. You won’t be distracted by doing other activities. Always focus on the energy you want to accomplish in your life.
2. Free yourself from negative emotions
Listen to your inner voice carefully. Your inner voice reflects your emotions. Negative self-talk will make you feel inferior. Whenever any negative thoughts come up in your mind – be conscious. Get out of negative thoughts.
Explore your emotions. Don’t let the emotions control you. You should not hold on to any grudges. Let go of your all negative emotions and set yourself free. Negative emotions will make your mind toxic. Replace those emotions with positive emotions.
3. Find your passion
All superheroes have some kind of superpower. You will be having one too. Find out your strengths. Which are the activities you enjoy and you are good at? These activities will help you to boost yourself up.
Your passion gives you the purpose of your life. Your favorite activities can be anything. May it be traveling, arts, sports or music. Keep your soul feeding with the passion you love. Your passion is your superpower. It will give you happiness. Whenever you feel down – start doing the activities you love. If you have not found your superpower yet, start searching. You will be surprised by yourself.
4. Be gentle towards yourself
We all make mistakes. We take wrong decisions in our life. Your task is to learn from the mistake. And be patient with yourself. You cannot change the past. Forgive yourself for the mistakes you made. Rather than wasting your energy in feeling guilty – focus on how can you improve?
Don’t bit yourself up. Be kind towards yourself. Let go of the guilty emotions. There is no point of making mistakes if you don’t learn the right lesson from it. No one is perfect. So don’t have high hopes. Don’t allow fear of failure to paralyze you. Forgiving yourself will help you to move on.
5. Learn the art of now
We all have a habit of procrastination. You need to understand that there is nothing like right time. Start taking actions from today. Ask yourself – “What’s a simple action I will take right now?” You have to take actions to achieve your dreams.
Make the most out of your time. Every journey begins with one small step. Don’t keep making a list of tasks. Start working and finish the tasks. “I will do it later” mindset will not help you to fulfill your goals. Embrace the moment of now. There is no point of planning if you are not willing to take actions accordingly.
6. Don’t be afraid to ask for help
Life can give you challenging tasks. Don’t feel isolated at that time. Find emotional support for yourself. The first priority should be using your strength to come out of problems. When in need, don’t hesitate to ask for professional or personal help.
Seek out the people who can lift you up. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. It is not necessary that you alone can solve all the problems. In conclusion –