You might find you could be your own hero, even if you’re broken inside.
When you’re feeling lost, broken, bewildered, confused, angry, disappointed, or any other negative emotion… who is the hero on the white horse that’s going to come riding into town to save you?
There is only one hero that’s going to save you, and that is you.
We may always hope and wish for some magical, divine interaction that can step in and make everything OK, but in the end, the one constant you can always rely upon, is yourself.
When a person is in such a negative, downward spiral, it feels almost impossible that they could possibly be the hero that’s going to help them themselves, but the reality is, there can be no other hero.
There could be guiding forces that provide influential help, there could be third-party intervention, but even then, the only person that’s going to ultimately solve the issue… is going to be you.
When you are in such a downward state, how is it possible to come to this realization? The answer is that it is unquestionably difficult to find that personal strength, and any of us who have been in such a horrible, negative spiral learn through time that at a certain point, we hit rock bottom, and then there is only upwards to go from there.
That realization of hitting rock-bottom, is one of the most rude awakening moments of any individual’s life. It is a very tough position to be in. But, I believe that it is because of the toughness of that scenario, that we (finally) find the internal resolve to turn the corner.
Ask any person who’s been sober for several years or who have gone through any one of hundreds of difficult life-altering chapters, what it was that turned the corner for them, and they will all tell you that they hit some degree of bottoming out before they finally had their epiphany.
As Lady Gaga said in the Academy Awards last night…You might find you could be your own hero, even if you’re broken inside.