Monthly Archives: August 2014

Hero Complex

The Myth of Mortality

“Competition is like breathing you never feel alive unless you are.”

Phidippides

What is a hero? A hero is one who’s name is permanently etched in the pantheon of history usually as a martyr, willing to die for an idea greater than self. Though often a flawed character, the hero in question makes a stand. In today’s new paradigm of the Machiavellian hero is to me                                                                                                                         depressing to say the least.
The story of Phidippides, tells of a messenger from the battle of Marathon. He ran to Athens to tell of the Persians defeat at Marathon. Phidippides was sent to warn of a possible naval invasion of the retreating Persians to Athens. Phidippides dies of exertion shortly after delivering the message.

Below you will find a program a a test for rite of passage into these halls.  May the pantheon greet you.

“Come on you sons of bitches, who want to live forever?”
Sgt. Major Dan Daly

HERO COMPLEX

Be The One Eyed King

“In the land of the blind the one eyed man is king.”

Desedarius Erasmus

This is probably one of my favorite quotes. What I like about it is the quote’s symbolism. Having one eye limits a person’s gaze. The one eyed king is an individual of focused attention. The one eyed king is a leader to the blind, hopefully a benevolent God fearing king.
The cord I would like to strike with this symbolism is to take into account that you are the master and commander of your fate. You take responsibility for your actions and hold yourself ever accountable to your goals.
Your goals are your business statement. They are what you plan to accomplish. They need to be defined, specific, and have a timeline. Your goals need to have sub goals and they need to be written. There is an art and a science to achieving goals. It is my intention that you define your goals.
Clearly defined goals are like a magnifying glass with the right focus you can start a fire.