BEING A HERO
We have read a lot about heroes in stories or we have seen lots of them in movies, but can they be real in our real lives? Can you be a hero yourself to others? Read the following article and you will know how to become a hero for others.
Let go of your ego
A real hero knows that their actions might go unnoticed, and that’s okay. Make sure that you are trying to be a hero for the right reasons. You need to be willing to help people who might not even know you have intervened on their behalf. You have to be focused more on the feeling you get from doing the good deed than receiving praise.
Find joy in seeing the smiles on other people’s faces.
Think about how you would feel having a good deed done for you. That will help you connect to the joy or change you create in another person’s life.
Initiate the change you want to see
A true hero isn’t all talk. A true hero is constantly thinking about how they can take action and help others. You may be inspired to be a hero for a certain cause or issue, or you may try to be a hero for someone in need.
For example, if you are passionate about the environment, don’t just preach to people that they should recycle. Try to start an environmental club at your school or get your friends to help you build a compost bin in your backyard.
Maybe you are passionate about helping the homeless in your area. Rather than giving one homeless person money, get involved at your local homeless shelter and hand out food and basic supplies to the homeless instead.
Put others before yourself
Think about other people needs before considering your own. When you are making decisions at work or at home, take some time to think about how your actions will affect someone else. For example, if you take the day off of work, what kind of workload will that put on your coworkers?
It’s not that hard to be a hero for others. All it needs is, to be honest, and sincere in helping others without being known or unknown.