There are a lot of people I admire, in all different walks of life, and for all different reasons. Although I know why I admire them, I’ve never sat down and analysed this.
As we create our own path for ourselves, we are aiming to create the hero from within ourselves. A hero that will be with us always; a hero that will always be by our side; to inspire us, to guide us and to help us. How perfect then for that hero to be already within you, just waiting to be let out into the world.
This week I came across an exercise that I will be doing myself this weekend and I wanted to share with you so that you could do it too. It’s an exercise for you to find that hero within you. What a wonderful way to spend an hour or so over the weekend? Will you join me in this exercise?
Here’s what you have to do:
Firstly, make a list of all the people you admire; those who are your heroes or heroines. They could be entrepreneurs like Richard Branson, Alan Sugar or Karren Brady. They could be business people you know personally. They might be your local sports coach, or friends or family.
Then, for each of these people, write down as many characteristics and traits as you can think of that you particular admire about them. Is it their persistence, or tenacity? Their ability to be consistent or their confidence? Their warmth and generosity? Keep going until you’ve done this for everyone on your hero list.
Next, look at this collective list of traits and highlight the top twelve that resonate most with you personally. Pull these out and put them onto a separate list.
This is now your list of YOU being your hero.
Now, mark yourself out of 10 for each of these traits for where you are now in life. You might give yourself a six out of 10 for consistency, or eight for tenacity. If you’re feeling brave, ask your partner or a close friend to also mark you out of 10.
This then shows you the areas that you personally need to work on to create that perfect hero within you.
Of course, there’s no achievement without action, so the next step is take the action on each of these attributes so that over time you can grow yourself towards a whole better, stronger heroic you, and a whole better, stronger – and heroic – business.
Please do let me know how you get on – I’d love to hear your experience of this exercise.
See you next week,
Dedicated to your success,