Human beings are story telling creatures. We speak in metaphors and analogies to paint a picture (see I just did one).
Stories help us make sense of a clustered world.
Here’s the thing, each of us is the hero to our own story. No matter how hard we try, you can’t be the hero in someone else’s story.
What we need to be—if we care enough about the person—is a guide. A guide to help nudge someone close to edge of something great and daring.
We want to tell stories about lifting others, leading, falling on swords, taking one for the team…but we could do so much more if we tell stories of other people’s triumphs, to position those around you as hero’s in your story.
Who doesn’t want to be a hero?