Day 14 – Be Your Own Hero [14-Day Power Mindset Challenge]
👋 Welcome to Day 14 of Team Asijiki’s free 14-Day Power Mindset Challenge!
💡 Each day for 14 days we give you 1 lesson and an action to complete that will make you think, open your mind and better prepare you for change in any aspects of your life.
Today’s lesson is to Be Your Own Hero
Here is a news flash! Nobody is coming to save you
Not us. Not your doctor, your personal trainer, your physio. Not your family.
You have to save you. You have to be your own Hero.
The fact is that nobody can care about you more than you can so make this the year that you start to focus on your SELF
And we want to emphasise the concept of SELF:
- SELF Serving
- SELF Love & Worth
- SELF Experimentation
- SELF Control
- SELF Leadership
- SELF Development & Growth
- SELF Validation
- SELF Reliance
We want to encourage you to be Selfish.
Because being selfish and investing in yourself is ironically one of the most selfless things you can do! We have told you that you cannot pour from an empty cup. You cannot be strong for others if you are not strong. They need you at your best.
So invest in your best.
We want to focus on the idea of Self-reliance today.
In life, we always turn outwardly for everything: happiness, advice, affection, love, approval, validation. We ask experts for advice. We use drugs when we’re in pain. We expect others to solve our problems.
Self-Reliance Is The Secret Sauce To Consistent Happiness
One of our favourite poets Rumi said”
“The universe is not outside of you,
Look inside yourself. Everything that you want, you already are”
The message is that we should look as much to ourselves as to others.
We do not lack resources in this modern world we lack resourcefulness and we can choose what to consume and when to consume it.
Are you consuming the things that grow you?
Aside from assuming responsibility and making your own decisions one of the most powerful steps to self-reliance is to be informed.
If you have kids you would hope that at school they are taught to think for themselves over parrot fashion spoon-feeding.
So why then do we abdicate responsibility and outsource our health?
Become passionate and curious about health. Interrogate what you are told critically. Question. Experiment with ideas and actions.
Become ACTIVE in driving your life forward as opposed to passively letting life act on you.
Being a hero does not come from being perfect (or born with some kind of “superpower”). Being a hero comes from the decisions you make and the actions you take, despite the odds.
—> Think about it: Who do you really find inspiring? <—
The people who really inspire us are those who struggle. The ones who show up every single day against all odds and never give up.
It may seem simple, but we’ve seen the power over and over again where one person decides to share their journey in a Facebook Group or around a braai and it goes on to inspire hundreds, if not thousands of others.
We love what Lewis Howes creator of the popular School of Greatness Podcast says about the hero’s journey:
“Did you know that you are the hero of your own story?
Living life from behind your eyes, you are the protagonist, and you are the author.
You see, on every hero or heroine’s journey, the hero gets lost. The hero nearly dies. The hero wants to give up.
It’s an essential part of the journey, in fact. If you are lucky, you will find your way back quickly, or after a little time.
Some people get lost for so long they forget what it was like to be themselves.
Sometimes the pain in life can seem too much to bear, and there are those among us who suffer harder, maybe even feel deeper. Pain is inevitable, but suffering–the story we tell ourselves about the pain–is optional.
We are all heroes and heroines –either answering the call of our highest selves or not. “
So what is it gonna be?
Today’s 🎯 Action:
Write a mantra that you can recite daily reminding yourself that you are the hero of your own story.
“I give myself permission to do something extraordinary on earth”
Write down a simple sentence that speaks to you personally. The sentence needs to be a statement – something that can’t be questioned.
- I am powerful beyond measure.
- I choose to be happy.
- Every day I become more and more successful.
- I am loving and I am loved.
- I will succeed at all things I choose to do.
- I love my life.
- I am strong, healthy and powerful.
It is our final day and so we wanted to say thanks and well done for investing in your health over this 14 day Challenge. We have enjoyed putting it together for you!
Keep up the great work! Never quit.
Be sure to join us in our dedicated Team Asijiki Facebook Group to interact with fellow challengers and share your progress.
If you have just stumbled on this challenge, then you can sign up for Team Asijiki’s full 14-Day Power Mindset Challenge right here. It is 100% free!