Leadership Tip

How to be a Hero in Today’s World

How to be a Hero in Today’s WorldRecently it feels like we have faced
a weekly disaster.
From Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, Maria and Nate
to the earthquake in Mexico to
the Las Vegas shooting rampage,
we have been confronted with tragedy.

Amidst these dark events,
there have been bright spots
where heroes have emerged.
In addition to the first responders,
strangers, neighbors and other unlikely angels
have stepped in to pull people to safety,
save lives and give rides to hospitals.

While hopefully most of us
will not be faced with
these major tragedies,
we can all be heroes
in our daily lives.

The Oxford dictionary defines hero as
“a person who is admired for their courage, outstanding achievements
or noble qualities.”

When we stand up for someone
who is being bullied, abused or outcast,
when we volunteer our time or
when we commit our resources to a cause,
we make a difference.

You don’t have to be superman or superwoman
leaping out of buildings or pulling people from fires or flooded homes.

In these times,
showing compassion and civility
to colleagues, neighbors, and strangers or
offering support to others that
gives new possibilities and hope
are examples of nobility.

We never know when our
voice, actions or courage
shift someone else’s world.
When we are able to do so in a positive way,
that is a form of heroism.

What small things can you do to be someone’s hero?