There are so many people to look up to, idolize, and wish we were in their shoes. With that, it is easy to lose sight of just how important a role we all play in life. But little might we realize, we all have a little (or a lot) of a hero inside of us.
Sure, our jobs don’t show on television (sadly, just one standard of fame) and we do not start at quarterback for a football team. We also don’t receive the recognition we deserve, even though we deserve it.
Whatever the scenario remember that at every turn, there is an opportunity for leadership, inspiration, or being a hero with what you’re doing.
Are you an auto mechanic? You save lives every day by keeping people alive on the road. Are you a custodian? Keeping things clean and tidy prevents the spread of disease and keeps people healthy.
Go ahead and try to relate this to what you’re doing. I picked a couple of scenarios where people may think the jobs are less than glamorous. These jobs are important.
One of my favorite stories (unfortunately I forgot where I heard it) is about a janitor who works at NASA. When somebody asked him what he does for work, he replied, “I put people on the moon.” Why would he say this? Simply put, because he does. The work this man does in a big operation keeps that organization alive.
So, on your team or in your job, be the captain. Be the leader, the hero, or whatever is necessary. There will (probably) be no camera coming to record, no stats kept, or nobody looking for your autograph. Besides, in many of those lives, when the camera stops filming they’re just like everyone else.
Do what you do and do it with pride.
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