Campbell claimed the hero is simply the one who comes to
know. The individual who undergoes a series of transfigurations, through which
the only mystery he seeks to understand is himself.
To gain a store of proper
perspective, however, we must first gain a sense of personal trajectory. We
must treat our life like the journey it is. Taking a little dramatic license,
owning our role as the hero of our own story and understanding events in the
context of our overall narrative.
Otherwise we will always feel stuck in the
muck and mire of daily life.
It reminds me of an inspiring question a potential
employer asked me during a job interview.
How will the skills you are building
here contribute to your story as an individual?
It was a framing tool that this
particular organization used to give employees with clarity around progression
in the broader context of their individual careers. A narrative device that
helped team members view their journey of personal evolution from a higher
I didn’t get the job, sad to say, but I never forgot that question.
How will the skills you are building here contribute to your story as an
If you are feeling paralyzed by the seeming need to choose among
many paths, take a moment to step back for a moment.
Consider each of your
potential choices against the broader canvas of life.
And lean towards the one
which places you on a path you were always intended to walk.
LET ME ASK YA THIS…
What is the scariest thing you could do that would be worth the journey?
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