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Your Hero’s Journey

Leave the Past Behind. Don’t Look Back Until You’ve Conquered; You’re Not Going that Way

The time has come where you can put your foot down and say, “Enough!”

 
It’s your life and the best news in life is you have the power to run the whole show, so believe you can, and you will. This power is your power, and that’s amazing.

 
You’re the hero of your own tale. The journey is yours. Leave the past behind and don’t look back, you’re not going that way.

 

 

Your Hero’s Journey

Ah, the Hero’s Journey, and the inspiration it can and will give to you. You’re the hero of your own, classic tale, and yes, entering this is scary, unpredictable, and trials are sure to follow.

 
But, you’ve read the classics.

 
You were inspired.

 
You looked at adversity, stared it in the eye, laughed, felt the surreal moment, and said, “Bring it on.”

 
And, you’ve never felt so alive.

 
Think of the places you’ll go, because you stepped far beyond your comfort zone the last six generations of your family would’ve dared not stepped out of.

 
But if you’re like me, and had an ancestor who was once an immigrant, oh, you know where I’m going with this.

 
We had someone connected to us, in our past, facing the same exact obstacles you may be facing today.

 
Only there’s was half-a-world away.

 
Yours is minute on the scale.

 
They embarked on the Hero’s Journey.

 
Now, it’s your time to embark on yours.

 

Leave the Past Behind

Oh, you may be thinking what a mistake this may’ve been.

 
What have you done?

 
You did what?

 
You took the first step in pursuing passion over a job that could’ve paid decent wages and given you benefits, that’s what you did.

 
You took the first step by leaving your comfort zone behind, shattering it, and walking away. You’re off to bigger and better things and you know it.

 
So many of us love that little comfort bubble we’ve been accustomed to.

 
But you know what?

 
We’re better off to have left it, in the long run.

 
No, maybe not now, and maybe not even a week, or even a month from now.

 
But long-term, you won’t be telling your kids and grandkids you should’ve done this, or you should’ve done that.

 
Nada.

 
You’re going to tell them a story. It’s going to be one of the greatest stories ever told, because the main character is you.

 
And you took the first step. You left the tumultuous, dead-end, low-paying job behind and you sought greater pastures. Sure, there was a mountain to climb, packed with werewolves and all sorts of mythical creatures, but you persevered through the storm.

 
The strongest storms.

 

Brave and Bold

You made a bold move, don’t ever forget that.

 
You did something most people cringe at and discourage, because they’re too afraid to embark on this Hero’s Journey for themselves. But you defied those odds. You crushed them, and (guess what?) you’re going to reap the benefits.

 
Oh, Todd, how do you know?

 
Oh, but I do know, because I’d done it before.

 
I left my comfort zone in the dust once, back in middle school, something I’ll write about starting…tonight! Actually, about an hour-and-a-half from now!

 
Why?

 
Because I want to relay to everyone the type of adversity I’ve faced in the past, conquered, broke down barriers, and became a new person.

 
And today, in 2018?

 
I’m going to do so again, but from a writing standpoint.

 
And show the world how you can pursue something you’ve always dreamed of.

 

 

Conclusion

Guys, this is a journey I’m embarking on. It’s my Hero’s Journey, and each of you can most definitely embark on yours, too.

 
Do yourselves a favor: Look at yourself in the mirror right now and have a heart to heart with yourself.

 
Are you where you want to be?

 
If not, and these days, many of us are not, then you must take the first steps right now, today, this second, and take back what’s yours.

 
Take your life back, even if the risk is bigger than any risk you’ve ever taken in your life.
So many great people, so many influential people, were in the same position you’re in today. Go out, defy the odds, and show them who you are, what you stand for, and why you’re embarking on something extraordinary.

 
Thanks for reading.

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