We cannot become what we want by remaining what we are.
Literature, theater, music, television and movies spell out the hero’s journey.
Along the way, the hero finds what they most need to learn through a complex series of challenges, conflict, experiences, love, loss, victory, patience, persistence and dedication.
When the journey is personal, we lose the objective perspective. Everything in your journey is subjective. You don’t recognize which player is the sage, which one is the comedic sidekick, which one is the opponent who appears to be your ally. You just continue on the path, oblivious to the journey.
On this Saturday morning, I invite you to take a quantum step upwards and look at your own personal journey through an objective filter.
Are you rooting for the hero of your own story? Why? What lessons has the journey taught you so far? Can you see where you are going? Was it the straight path that you envisioned years ago? Which turns of events were the trailer moments of your life so far?
(A trailer moment is a highlight that gets put into a movie commercial to make you want to see it)
More importantly, what trailer moments have yet to be created? What are you doing to create them?
A good trailer makes you want to see the journey. If you are not pursuing your life with vigor and tenacity and courage, you are not making the best trailer moments that you could be making. And in all honesty, shouldn’t every life be encapsulated by an amazing trailer?
As a final little exercise for this Saturday, who is the comedic sidekick in your journey? Who is the sage who appeared just in time to teach you lessons that you had to learn? Who is the love interest? Who is the antagonist that is preventing you from achieving your goal and getting to where your journey is destined to reach? And most importantly, what are you going to do to ensure you get to where you said you were going?
Perhaps I have spent too many years promoting entertainment, but I think these metrics are very valid when compared to a life.
Be the hero you have always been cheering for. You owe that to yourself❤️
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