Are You Chasing Your Hero?

by | June 18, 2022

Growing up I had my own heroes that I wanted to be just like. They were people like Walt Disney, Steve Jobs, and recently Elon Musk.  Let me be clear, I do not agree with everything they have done or what they necessarily believe but you can’t discount what they dared to do!

When I found Matthew McConaughey’s Oscar address I realized I should be chasing myself 10 years from now! Why would I even consider that you may ask? I believe that person will evolve, grow and become the person God has planned me to be. The best part is I will chase that person even though I may never catch up to him.

Take a listen to this video clip and my prayer is you will pursue the best you 10 years from now!!

And to my hero, that’s who I chase. Now when I was 15 years old, I had a very important person in my life come to me and say “Who’s your hero?” And I said, “I don’t know. I gotta think about that. Give me a couple of weeks.” I come back two weeks later — this person comes up and says  “Who’s your hero?” I said, “I thought about it. You know who it is?” I said, “It’s me in 10 years.”

So I turned 25. Ten years later, that same person comes to me and goes, “So are you a hero?” And I was like, “Not even close. No, no, no.” She said, “Why?” I said, “Because my hero’s me at 35.” So you see every day, every week, every month, and every year of my life, my hero’s always 10 years away. I’m never gonna be my hero. I’m not gonna attain that. I know I’m not, and that’s just fine with me because that keeps me with somebody to keep on chasing.

So, to any of us, whatever those things are, whatever it is we look up to, whatever it is we look forward to, and whoever it is we’re chasing — to that I say, “Amen.” To that I say, “Alright, alright, alright.” To that I say “Just keep living.”


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