Category Archives: The Hero Defined

The definition and vital aspects of the hero for the LTH program.

The H.E.R.O. Defined: O is for Open

In mythology, the end result of the hero’s journey is discovering new wisdom to bring back to society, so that everyone benefits from the hero’s experience. Obtaining new wisdom to help the community grow and improve requires stepping out of the known comforts of home and into the wide and wild world. One of my […]
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The H.E.R.O Defined: R is for Resourceful (includes Internal Resources Worksheet)

Do you ever take time to consider the tools you have in your self-support system? As you read this post, I want you to think about the collection of beliefs that make up your worldview. Imagine those beliefs as tools in a toolbox. Keep that metaphor in mind. Now brace yourself, I’m going to talk about Hercules again! […]
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The H.E.R.O. Defined: E is for Elastic (includes Resilience Worksheet)

What do you do when you get punched? I’m not talking about a physical beating. I’m talking about the metaphorical pummeling you sometimes receive courtesy of life’s circumstances. Let’s take an American mythological hero and use his example metaphorically. Let’s take some lessons from the legend of Rocky Balboa (spoilers ahead if you’ve been living […]
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The H.E.R.O. Defined: H is for Human (includes Boost Your Belief Worksheet)

You and the ancient Greek hero Hercules have a lot in common. Sure, maybe you’re not a demigod with superhuman strength. But depending on your worldview you probably consider yourself a combination of the divine (a soul) and the mortal (the body). By that definition, you’re just as miraculous as Hercules. But more importantly, you […]
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An Introduction to The H.E.R.O. Defined

It’s time to get on board the Epic Train! Your ticket to ride is an acronym: H.E.R.O. I know, you probably think personal development acronyms are corny. But hear me out! I offer you the following as a way to remember four key aspects of mythic heroism: H is for Human E is for Elastic R is […]
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It’s Important to Understand What a Hero is NOT

I’ve written about the need to expand the definition of the hero. But it’s not enough to describe what a hero is; we also need to know what a hero is not. A hero is not meant to be a sacrifice. The sacrifice part of heroism is incidental, a by-product of taking action to aid others. […]
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We Need to Expand the Definition of the Hero

Our modern definition of the hero is too narrow. We’ve made heroism too rare. We’ve lost a lot of depth when it comes to the idea of the hero. Today, If you ask people what it means to be a hero, they’ll probably use words like “brave” or “selfless.” They’ll describe someone who helps other people, even […]
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