Someone once asked me, not too long ago, who my hero was. It was, quite possibly, the most challenging question I've ever been asked. I stewed over it, trying to rack my brain over who exactly WAS my hero!? I mean, the word 'hero' is an enormous word. Its loaded. It also comes with great responsibility. I reached a point where I wondered what was wrong with me, for not having anyone as my hero. I respect SO many different people, I value their expertise, I trust in their wisdom, but to slap the title of 'hero' on them, seemed a bit excessive.
The first book that I picked up, after I made a revolutionary choice to no longer accept what is, was the book Triggers, by Marshall Goldsmith. I decided to challenge myself in all aspects: spiritually, emotionally, mentally, and physically. This book wasn't some magical piece of work, but what it was, was a stepping stone for me to reach my goals. I've been a huge fan of his since I read that book. That book is what started my journey through 2016, achieving B Corp Certification, speaking at a leadership development conference, becoming the chair of the B Corp Engagement committee, starting the process of working on a dream of mine (vague description, I know, but its a slow process and I'm not announcing it until more work has been done), and attending various other leadership conferences. 2016 has been a VERY big year for me. And I still have about 10 weeks left.
Today, as I was cruising around Marshall Goldsmith's Facebook page, I saw a link that peaked my interest. I began watching and listening to this video. Marshall was about to speak to exactly what I had wondered when asked that puzzling question of "Who is your hero?".
Turns out, as I was going through my list of 'what qualifies my hero', it was exactly what I was.
I needed a hero, and that's exactly what I became.