Tuesday, November 17, 2015
Be The Protagonist
It has occurred to me recently that such story telling does not only have to be reserved for interpreting the past. In fact, it is the present, and even the future that could also use a certain recalibration of lens.
I think that we, as human beings, struggle with happiness from day to day. We bounce from stress to joy to tragedy. We slog through our jobs, relationships, and financial issues and think little about how our own thoughts lead to even greater distress.
I have decided to try to take a different path, and become the protagonist.
When facing the hardships of life, I am going to reframe my vantage point. Like any good book or movie, most conflict can be distilled down (or blown up) into a battle between good and evil, right and wrong.
When you envision yourself the protagonist of this epic battle, you automatically view yourself in a different light. For instance, the protagonist, from the outset, is innately good and virtuous. It is the nature of the role even before any action takes place.
Furthermore, when you take on this persona, you hold yourself and your actions to a higher ethical standard.
No matter the outcome, win or lose, there is a certain glory in being the protagonist. Success, against the odds, is expected. And failure, even at it's worst, is filled with honor and humility.
The role of protagonist could embody our best and most virtuous intentions.
Posted by Jordan Grumet at 3:37 PM