My heroes have always been cowboys,
and they still are it seems.
— Willie Nelson
Whether we realize it or not, most of us have heroes. They might be relatives, famous athletes, or great leaders. But we all have people we admire for their achievements or their resolve or their example.
The thing about having heroes, though, is that we’re not supposed follow in our heroes’ footsteps. We’re supposed to do our own thing, find our own path, and set our own course.
After all, they probably would’ve never made it into our hero books if they’d spent their lives trying to be someone else. Rather, part of what’s made them our heroes is that they did it their own way — they blazed their own trail.
Heroes are for when you’ve headed out on your own and you come to a crossroads and don’t know which way to turn. They’re not there to answer all the questions for you. They’re there to help you with the questions that you’re having trouble answering for yourself.
Heroes are for when you don’t know what to do, you can ask yourself what they would do.
After all, they become our heroes because they help save us, and we don’t need saving everyday. We only need saving when we’re lost.