Posted by: Brandon W. Jones | January 23, 2012

Being the Hero


Do you remember who your childhood heroes were? What did you like about them? What qualities did they have that made you look up to them? What did the heroes do to gain your trust or support? In today’s world everyone wants to have a hero and be a hero.

When I think of my heroes I think of people like my parents, grandparents, Steve Young, Jerry Rice,

Ronald Reagan, past leaders and coaches, etc. Each of these people played an important role in shaping me into who I am today.

Each hero was a hero for a different reason. Those that were close to me like my parents, grandparents, leaders, and coaches played a more personal role in my development. Those people that are famous heroes played a much different role.

I would like to suggest the importance of being a hero. My heroes were great examples to me in one way or another. In order to be a hero, you must have strong character.

My parents were very consistent as I grew up. They were always there for me whether I was good or bad. They always showed love towards me even if I made bad decisions at times. They were consistent in there love for me. My athletic heroes were people of good character even when others around them were not. They stuck to their values even when it was a challenge. Ronald Reagan was a hero because he stood for freedom and would not back down even when it wasn’t always the most popular choice.

Think of the characteristics of your heroes and do all you can to emulate them. You may not be at the level that they are at now, but if you take steps in the right direction every day, you will be well on your way. The heroes that you have were made one step at a time. Most of them walked slowly in the right direction to get to where they are. It is the same with each of us as we walk in the right direction. I have always felt like you are always on a path and while on that path you are either walking forward or backwards.

Who are some of your heroes and why are they your hero?

Please share your thoughts and comments under the comments section below!


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