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Heroes

Heroes provide wise words, motivation, and goals to aspire to. Have you thought about who is your hero? Read about different heroes and how they come into our lives.

Life certainly comes with its ups and downs and highs and lows. But we’re in this life together and there are some people that inspire us every day. These are all our personal heroes in their own way – from influencers and famous people to our friends and family. Our heroes keep us moving forward in our lives.

Inspirational heroes on social media

You could find a surprising source of inspiration on the social media platforms you use every day. Try searching for some new hashtags today to open up a whole world of inspiring people and ideas. If you try searching the Instagram hashtags #inspiration or #inspo, you’ll come up with tens of millions of posts. Not every one of these is going to inspire you to change your life, but don't underestimate the power of seeing real people achieving their #lifegoals.

The beauty of social media is that you can find real people, living real lives. People just like you. But maybe they have achieved something you want for your own life, or stand for something important to you. We're grateful to the social media heroes brave enough to share their own experiences and for motivating us to reach new goals and stay positive when times are tough. Have you ever found a hero online?

Heroic influencers – for better or worse?

What is an 'influencer'? Really, this term if from the world of marketing speak. But basically we know that this means someone who has a significant amount of followers on social media, and more importantly, followers that listen to what they have to say. From famous actors and musicians to those sharing what's special about their everyday lives. But has this term started to lose its meaning? 

Let's give this some thought. An influencer is someone with a voice, someone who has a platform for speaking to lots of people. They will tell you both what you want to hear and maybe even things you need to hear. An influencer might be trying to tell you how a certain product might improve your life. Or maybe their sharing something more personal, like what motivates them in their own lives. 

You may never meet your influencer heroes. They can reach you wherever you are. But choose your online heroes carefully, because their words matter. Make sure that you get value from their content, and that they are helping you build your self-esteem and not making you feel inferior. 

Heroes amongst our friends and family 

We often choose our heroes from people much closer to home. Our families and friends are a great source for finding a personal hero. Maybe they inspire you. Or maybe they support and push you to be better. Did you think of your mum or dad? Maybe your grandparents? Or your oldest friend who has worked so hard to become a success?

Heroes don't have to be the cape-clad icons of our childhood. Thinking about the people that inspire you is a rewarding thing to do. How do your personal heroes help you on your own journey through life? Maybe you could tell some of your personal heroes just how much they've helped you? 

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