What makes a hero? Courage, strength, morality, withstanding adversity? Are these the traits that truly show and
create a hero? Is the light truly the source of darkness or vice versa? Is the soul a source of hope or despair? Who
are these so-called heroes and where do they come from? Are their origins in obscurity or in plain sight?
– Fyodor Dostoyevsky.
As a team at sigma business planning and execution, we wanted to discuss the definition of a hero and what it takes
to make one, is he or she someone famous? Or maybe someone close to us? A family member or a friend? Every
one of us has a different definition of the hero, as we idolize different characters related to our own lives.
We usually look afar for heroes and role models, as we agree that a hero is someone who inspires us by their
example. But noticeably some refuse to give that power to an outer entity and chose themselves as heroes of their
own, because they believe if your hero is someone outside of yourself, then you have given your power away,
waiting for someone else to make a difference in your life, to make you whole.
Heroes sure come in many ages, shapes, and sizes. Many of our heroes are everyday folks with no superhuman
powers, but it’s their accomplishments or grace the awe us in a form of respect to their achievements, they
overcome a tragedy or survive an accident, so they connect with us personally by surviving and thriving.
However, a hero does not always have to show courage, he/she can be afraid but still be a hero through his/her
other actions, he/she is a human and he/she is allowed to make mistakes.
The definition of heroism changes with the context and time, share with us what’s yours.