Being the Hero
I love going to conferences, especially when I’m the opening keynote speaker. I get great joy from presenting and inspiring, but there are many other things I love about conferences, too. One of my favorite parts is people watching, especially when I’m watching people pretend to know how to use the technology and projector hook-ups for laptops.
For instance, a couple of weeks ago I was at a conference and witnessed six men at the front of the room looking very serious while trying to hook everything up for a game show they were going to play. They were directing one another on what they thought the others should be doing and appeared to be working well together, even though nothing was happening. When I asked the meeting planner, “Which one is the tech guy?” She smiled politely and said, “None of them.” This made me smile, too. Don’t we all want the chance to be a hero?
After about forty minutes, a man from their IT department came and within five minutes, had it set-up and ready to go; but it still got me thinking about the lengths we’ll go to while trying to save the day. Even if you don’t know much about the problem or a workable solution, why not jump in and give it a try? However, we should also be brave enough to ask for help when we need it. That’s also part of being a hero, knowing when the obstacle is too large for us to take on by ourselves.
I admire the heart of those who want to be a hero because they risk their own ego to try to help others without worrying about it working out perfectly. Those who raise their hands and say, “Let me give it a try,” are inspiring. This week, I encourage you to keep an eye out for those trying to be heroes and offer a hand – you might just be the hero they need after all! What does living your exceptional life look like to you?
When was the last time you were someone’s hero? What did you do to save the day?
When was the last time someone was your hero? Did you tell them they saved the day?
What part of being the hero makes you feel the best?