Be the Superhero of Your Own Life
Have you ever had one of those moments when you look outside yourself for inspiration? Let’s face it, we know what’s in every little corner of our own being – the good, bad, strong, weak, etc. This makes it more challenging to be the hero of our own life. It’s so easy to get distracted by all the other people placed in front of us for inspiration. We’re constantly bombarded through TV and magazines with shiny images of individuals who we think have it all, and therefore must have the answer. But the answer, the inspiration, lies within each of us.
Now, I’m all about continuous education from the outside, and using bits and pieces of what others are doing as a source of inspiration. What I’m talking about here is trying to inspire yourself through your own actions and thoughts. How much time do we waste looking outside and observing others living life? Not only does this waste time, it can also zap us of our own original thoughts and beliefs. At the end of the day, it’s up to us to be the hero or the celebrity of our own real life.
I always hear there’s no time to get any exercise or have fun. If we’d all stop watching TV for hours on end and reading the rags, we could come up with an extra hour each day for ourselves. Ask yourself: Who am I? What do I like? What do I want to represent? A victim? Naaah. A complainer? Worse. Someone who’s giving it a shot, and doing the best they can? Sounds like a start. Someone who is perfect, with no cellulite, lots of cash to burn, children who behave, and a hot lover who can read their mind? Get over it – that person doesn’t exist! We all think we’re missing out on something, or that the grass is greener on the other side, but it’s important for us to realize that the party’s happening right here in our own life.
I’m 6’3” with size-11 feet, so I had to force myself to stop wanting to be the cute, perfect little girl who everyone loved. Instead, I had to ask myself, “What’s good about me? What are my unique gifts?” I’m not saying it’s easy. I’m just saying, why do we want to frustrate ourselves by walking around in this life, comparing ourselves to others, wishing we were someone else?
You are your hero. Think it, feel it, and believe it. Start living it. Don’t abuse yourself or your hero body. Make the time to exercise and get your hero body in the best shape it can be. Put food in your tank that’s going to enhance your hero self. I’m telling you, if you start living this way, you’ll begin to feel better on all levels – physically, emotionally, and spiritually. And sure, look around and celebrate the gifts of the heroes around you, but be sure to put energy into yourself. After all, one of the few things we can control is whether we move and what we put in our mouths. If you’re not sure what’s so great about you, ask some good friends to write it down and keep it for inspiration.
By, Gabrielle Reece