The HERO In You
Much of what we learned as kids reading comic books and watching TV is that a hero is someone with super-powers and who has the ability to save people – just in the nick of time – from any manner of serious threats.
The whole idea of the word “hero” got so magnified it became a bit overblown so that the term eventually came to mean beyond ideal.
But nowadays we usually apply the label “hero” to otherwise average citizens who risked their own safety to save another from harm. Often these individuals dodge the spotlight and seem uncomfortable with all the attention they’re getting. They declare that they don’t see themselves as heroes at all, just someone who saw a desperate situation and responded spontaneously to meet it. “I was at the right place at the right time” is how they often describe it. “Anyone would have done the same thing” they say with authentic humility.
I’m talking about this because I need to make a point about you. Depending on the level of your self-belief you may or may not agree with this next statement:
You are a hero to yourself.
H.E.R.O. is an organized structure that is built around the idea of searching your own success history and locating the core motivation behind it. The undeniable fact is that every time you were in a situation where you almost gave up, but didn’t, and it resulted in a successful outcome for you or for others, it was the hero in you that broke through the barriers and got the job done. Even simple things like the first time you tied your own shoelaces was a success that added to you as an independent person. No one (except you) can ever take away from you all the credit for acquiring that skill.
What Is H.E.R.O.?
In the context of our work here the word HERO becomes an acronym for Honest Examination of Real Occurrences ( H.E.R.O.). The process uses a special online platform which will act as your private journaling workspace during the session. This is where you will be entering your responses to a sequential set of simple “keys” that are designed to help you recall a cross-section of your previous accomplishments. We call it the “emachine” because its an online virtual machine that you euphemistically become part of when you’re working with it. It is a very positive experience.
The purpose of using the H.E.R.O. system is to find the root cause of the drive that caused you to overcome difficulties and to ultimately breakthrough to success. By accessing this drive in a controlled environment, such as the H.E.R.O. workspace, you’ll be forming neural connections that will help you later when you’re faced with new challenges. Working with H.E.R.O. gives you the chance to experience a prolonged focus on pin-pointing only those certain positive episodes of your past where your persistence and determination became the dominate motivational force within specific set of actions. Associated with these victories, large and small, is the feeling of accomplishment that you were the one who made the effort and won the day.
Dual Brain System
Inside the H.E.R.O. online workspace the word persistence is used numerous times. That’s because you’re looking for very specific times, a number of which will usually be first-time incidents, where successful accomplishment happened and caused a memorable benefit to yourself or to another.
But what exactly is persistence anyway? Why is it so important?
If you look up the word persistence in the dictionary you’ll see that it doesn’t offer much insight for what it actually is. You’ll only find the meaning for it as it relates to its use in language.
But persistence is more than a word. It emerges as a powerful drive that forces the doing of a task that’s perceived at first as too hard to do. To really understand the drive of persistence you’d be best to actually locate its root source and that, as already stated, is what H.E.R.O. is designed to do. But besides that, we can look at how our two brains see it. (If you haven’t yet heard of the second brain in humans see this post.)
The first thing about persistence is that it’s not a head-brain thing. If it were we could just think it up and we be persistent in all things and the world would be a very different place to live in. We can think about it of course but that doesn’t make it manifest itself within the activity. The head brain is strictly a contemplative organ. It’s a brain that thinks but doesn’t feel anything. On the other hand the gut brain is a feeling brain but it doesn’t actually think. It’s more a brain of action.
The drive of persistence is actually an active ethereal force that can be felt by the gut brain.
Within H.E.R.O. you’ll use your head brain to recall, with thought, the events that fit the various triggers the system gives you. Later on in your H.E.R.O. session you’ll use your gut brain to physically feel the presence of the drive of persistence itself. This repeated thinking/feeling activity will form a solid link between the two different brains creating an elegant reciprocal system that you can use whenever life throws a challenge your way. By the time the session concludes you’ll be feeling a certain excitement from seeing all the things that you’ve accomplished but had forgotten about. That will lead to you having a huge improvement in your self-belief because you’ve repeatedly uncovered the hard evidence of truth that you’ve been successful all of your life. For many who use H.E.R.O. that epiphany is a major takeaway.
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