People seek heroes, mythical or real, to compensate for the fact that they feel deeply unheroic themselves.

If you want heroism in your life be the hero.


It is often necessity that creates heroism – that there was simply no other choice. For Winston Churchill there was no other choice than to fight Nazism – heroically. For Gandhi, Mandela and Mother Theresa, there was no other choice than to fight the battles they fought – heroically.

They simply could not bear it any longer, and that called them into action.

Recognise what is no longer acceptable in your life, and fight like your very life depends on it. Because, actually, it does.

Taking control of your life: that is truly heroic.


© Phillip A. Klein March 2008

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