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Who are You? Who Do You Want to Be?

The great thing is, who you are today is not your destiny. It is just a current snapshot of your choices.


Spiderman! My mom! Martin Luther King Jr.! Patrick Mahomes! James Reece! If you ask children or adults who their heroes are or who they want to be like when they grow up, you will get a variety of answers. Heroes come in all shapes and sizes and from all walks of life. But everybody has heroes.


Some of us may not have thought about our heroes for a long time. It may seem like we should have outgrown those ideas. But, I want to challenge you to remember your heroes and what they meant to you in the past.  What did they do that made them your heroes? What did they stand for that made them stand out to you then? How did they make you feel when you saw them do something special or even heroic?


Remembering our heroes is one way we can get back to focusing on the type of person we want to be.  When you look at your heroes, how are you living your life in comparison to them? This is not about shaming anyone. This is a moment when we can all pause and reflect on who we are now and who we want to be.


If you want to, take our character assessment and see how you are doing right now when it comes to Six Habits of Character:  Courage, Humility, Integrity, Selflessness, Duty, and Positivity. Even if you don’t take the assessment, I bet those Six Habits of Character probably do a good job of describing your heroes.


What enters your mind when I ask you the question, “Who do you want to be?” Your reaction to that question is telling.  Do you roll your eyes? Or do you pause and think?  Whether you are an eye roller or a thinker, ask yourself these questions:


●      Whose hero will I be someday?

●      Will my children see me as their hero?

●      What will they remember about me and want to emulate?

●      What will they draw from my example?

●      Will they want to draw on my example when they need it?


Your own heroes are people you love to watch. They inspire you through their actions even more than their words. People are watching you and the example you set. Perhaps the people you have the greatest influence on are your kids.

The great thing is, who you are today is not your destiny. It is just a current snapshot of your choices. Your choices moving forward can align with your vision for your future. Remembering your heroes will give you a vision of who you want to be.  That is what always inspired you.  That is what will inspire others. 


Whether you are 20 years old or 80 years old, today is a great day to start focusing on being that hero to somebody else.  That process can start by remembering why we loved our heroes in the first place.



●      What did your heroes do that you could emulate?

●      Who is watching the example you set?


Here is a quick assessment that will take you 5 minutes to figure it out. Nobody will ever see your results but you.


Warning: If you are not going to be honest with yourself this is a worthless assessment.

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