My hero is my biological mother and the mother that adopted me. Both women are two of the strongest people in the world. I look at their courage, I look at their gentleness, I look at their transparency, and I see heroism.Anthony King
- We live in an increasingly hero-less society because so many of those we once considered heroes have let us down.
- The hero inside each of us will not emerge if we are too concerned with cultural norms or comparison to others.
- The greatest battles of every hero are anger, anxiety, and self-doubt.
- The most transformative leaders in our culture are the most transparent, and the strongest individuals are often the gentlest.
- When it comes to heroism, the posture of our hearts is more important than our popularity.
- Who we are when nobody is watching is who we really are.
- Identify the ways that your public persona fails to align with your private reality.
- When you are tempted to believe, “I could never do that,” replace this self-talk with the question, “What must I do to become the kind of person who could do that?”
- Commit to becoming the hero that you wish you had.
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