When you create your superhero by yourself you can stop watching and start doing.
Marvel superhero movies are constantly smashing records at box office it seems.
Characters that were created over 50 years ago are still caught in our imagination as we line up to see what adventures they get up to next.
We have a certain connection with these characters.
Humans have a clear affection for a character they can relate to who breaks from their shackles and rises up.
Time and time again the same story line occurs but we never tire of it, why? Because it’s true.
Let’s watch this video to give us a better insight:
Using the points from the video I will elaborate on how you can bring the hero story to your own life. This will culminate in the ability to create your superhero:
Status Quo – We all were not blessed with top-tier genetics or super high IQs.
Few of us were born into rich families or super supportive ones either.
Having any one of these advantages is helpful but there have been many who came before us with nothing ‘spectacular’ about themselves to begin with either.
1 Call to adventure – You slowly begin to realise that how most people spend their lives is depressing.
This leads you to question the way of the world and to seek out new information.
Books become your new best friend and seeing the average persons physique is depressing.
The quest to try and create your superhero begins here.
2 Assistance – As you start to evolve you meet exciting and like minded individuals.
New ideas and experiences are shared.
A mentor may come into your life who can guide you on your journey to becoming who you were meant to be.
They keep you on track and help you avoid the mistakes they did.
3 Departure – A time may come when you decide that you need to leave your current situation to live the life you want.
Oppression comes in many forms and when you reach adulthood the ability to make important decisions about your life is granted.
Departure could be as a result of starting a new career or to inspire oneself.
4 Trials – Nothing good ever comes easy.
Did you think it would be a walk in the park?
Every time we fail it is another opportunity to learn and refine ourselves.
If you have committed yourself to the journey then each failure means that you are one step closer to your success.
Continue growing and do not be dismayed by setbacks.
5 Approach – The trials we have undergone so far have prepared us for the biggest mountain that we need to climb, whatever that may be.
By now you should be sure of who you are and what you stand for.
There may come a time where you have to face up to something or someone to conquer your worst fear.
If you are waiting for the perfect opportunity then you may be waiting a long time.
Begin to act and do not hesitate.
6 Crisis – Life is full of tragedy and there will be more to come no doubt.
There is no telling when a crisis will hit.
It could happen when you are at the peak of your powers.
Family circumstances can hit us hard and stop us right in our tracks.
The important thing to remember is to brave the storm.
7 Treasure – When the dust has settled you will come out of whatever crisis you faced with a new appreciation for life and all that you have.
Those who have stuck by you will remain true friends.
This can leave you more determined than ever.
Continuing on is a must.
8 Result – Enemies will be made if you do anything great.
After all that has happened you will be walking taller than ever before.
Things that annoyed you in the past will no longer cause a negative reaction.
The ability to focus on what truly matters is granted to you.
This leads to many rewards and accomplishments along the way.
9 Return – Some day we may return to our previous life.
When we do this it becomes obvious why we left in the first place.
The people we knew back then haven’t changed that much.
No growth has taken place.
It is at this point we realise why we had to do what we did.
10 New life – When you look back it is hard to believe how far you have came.
It hasn’t been easy but it was worth it to do the right thing an lead the life you want.
Instead of just being mentored you now mentor others who are beginning their journey towards enlightenment.
Fond memories start flooding back of the struggles you faced when you were at their stage.
11 Resolution – Questions that previously seemed out of reach now make total sense.
Every step that you took to get here can now be connected as you look back.
While doing so you become present in the moment and enjoy what you have made for yourself.
The future looks bright.
12 Status Quo – Being surrounded by others who have followed similar paths to the one you did makes the destination that much better.
The status quo is not the one you left when you began your journey.
Having more people in your tribe allows everyone to benefit from each individuals talents and skills.
Sharing with others who respect you and what you represent makes life enhanced.
As you create your superhero in the image of yourself you become one in the process.
Anyone who has achieved greatness and conquered their fears was once considered a “nobody”.
People hate to consider this fact.
They hate it because it means that they have the potential to do something great as well.
For many, this realisation is a tough pill to swallow.
It is much easier in the here and now to continue watching superheros on screen to the detriment of your own self.
Hiding from your responsibilities only makes them bite back 10x harder when they come around again.
A problem will fester when you don’t resolve it when you have the chance.
This goes for your body and health too.
When you don’t attend to injuries or weight gain things can get worse.
The pain will worsen and the pounds will pile on.
This observation applies to other facets of media like video games which are an even more immersive interaction.
There is nothing wrong with watching your favourite superheros or playing as your favourite character either.
Sure it is hard to kill vampires in real life but reality has many challenges which need conquered.
It also has many beasts which need to be slayed.
Negativity is one of those beasts.
Here is another clip of Jordan Peterson explaining how we created heroes:
After watching that you should want to create your superhero in yourself.
This doesn’t just mean that you should pretend in your head that you are one.
This means that you need to start acting like one.
Superheroes are demi-gods who rise above the common man and attain glory.
Heroes try to do the right thing even if it is unpopular and will lose them friends.
People need someone to look up to.
This allows them to aspire to become something more.
Why don’t you be that person?
Make the decision to create your superhero today. Become someone you can be proud of. Leave a mark for others to follow.
Thanks for reading,
P.S Leave a comment down below to let me know what you think. What super power are you creating?