What makes a hero?

There truly is a hero inside us all, waiting for that moment when destiny leads us to a decision to choose between right and wrong.

There are moments when our integrity is tested to the limit.

80% of the time I want to have the strength of character to make the right decision.

20% of the time I want to accept that I will fall short.

We meet people whose proportions are different – people who make the right choice 20% of the time and 80% of the time they are greedy, self-serving and without moral foundation.

To aim at 100% heroism is unrealistic.

To suggest that stealing a pen from a hotel conference centre is as big as sin as ripping off investors, clients, patients or fellow team members has to be ludicrous.

I have worked diligently over the last 10 years to create profitable businesses for my clients (and myself) and have sometimes referred clients to accountants and other specialists who can show them how to minimise their tax liabilities.

I also to support dental charity Bridge2Aid with my time and talents.

How does one square off the former with the latter?

Because we have choice.

Not to break the laws of the society in which we choose to live but to allocate our heroism in the places where we feel it is most required.

Sometimes we will leave a client’s work unfinished to help our children.

Other times we will miss our children’s school concert to help a client.

Each is a touch of heroism that carries with it a sense of guilt.

It’s the guilt that makes us human.

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1 Response to What makes a hero?

  1. Manoj says:

    Inspiring Chris

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