“The reason our heroes fail us is because they’re human. We put them on a pedestal. But really they’re no better or worse than any of us. All the terrible things you think, the insecurities you have, the weird things you do to please your ego, the fears that drive you, the obsessions you hate to admit, our heroes share all those same human tendencies. Heroes fail us because they’re just like us. And if they’re just like us, then… We don’t need ‘em. We can be our own heroes!” -Zaron Burnett III, Be Your Own Hero
Write your own stories.
Spin your own narratives.
Glorify your own dramas.
Celebrate your own accomplishments.
Save your own autograph.
Initiate your own traditions.
Enact your own rituals.
Create your own epic tales of mastery and achievement.
Begin your own revolutions.
Dare to deviate from the worn paths of observation and consumption.
Be a participant and a producer in life’s affairs.
Build things. Break things.
Interrupt old patterns and install new ones.
Put something on the planet that wasn’t here before you arrived.
Innovate more than you idolize.
Only allow yourself to have heroes if you agree to become one yourself.
Use your admiration for others as a launching pad for actualizing your own possibilities.
Walk the path that wears your name and let future generations marvel at the signs and wonders of your own life.