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Who Are the Heroes?
~ by Dr Gary Wohlman, transformational presentation coach

Who are the heroes in your life? Take a look inside of you. Scan your memory for the mentors and role models who have made a difference in shaping your life direction.

Imagine yourself now standing in front of one of these role models. Face them and say aloud the following: “Ever since I have known you, you have touched my life through your physical presence. In particular, you have these three qualities that I admire the most” (name them).

Now put yourself in the position the mentor you have just acknowledged. Literally, step forward and turn around 180° so that you are now facing yourself. You are now the mentor. Stand as you feel that person would stand, breathe as you feel that person would breathe, and speak as that person would speak in appreciation for having been acknowledged so deeply.

Now say the following words–just as you feel you would speak as though you were that very person…. “Thank you for sharing with me this beautiful acknowledgment of how you see me, and how I have touched your life. I heard you say (now repeat what you heard yourself say).

Now improvise! Ad lib what you feel moved to say, just as your hero would speak. You might say something like “You have all these qualities yourself” or “I see you having these qualities yourself” or some humble, genuine expression that that hero would share.

Now turn around again, 180° so that you are now standing in your own shoes… in your own body once again.

What touched you the most in your role model’s communication? You may now feel emotional in some significant way. Perhaps now that this key person in your life that has awakened you the realization that you indeed possess these very same qualities you originally acknowledged in him/her.

Now say aloud: “From this moment on, I now recognize and claim these qualities I have acknowledged in my hero (name them).

Now realize how you are now standing much more like your hero. You are now breathing and moving and feeling as the one person who has had such a positive effect upon your life.

Now you become the person whom you have always wanted to be. You have become the hero in your own life, the creator of your most desired destiny.

You have to have the Courage to claim it. You have to have the Courage to reach for what you have been seeking. The answer is now all around you. It has now found you.

Awake! For Goodness sake, be willing to have it all – all that you have most desired, the fullest expression of your most passionate purpose here. You shall have it. And it shall be so!