You know the guy who has it all figured out? The one who has all of the answers? Who is there to save the world?
Or at least, that’s who I want to be.
The truth is that I don’t have it all figured out. I don’t have all of the answers. And I probably never will save the world.
But I try. I try really, really hard.
And I’m not alone.
There are a lot of us who are out there wanting to save the world in our own little way. In fact, I would go so far as to say that every single one of us has a desire to save the world in some capacity. Whether they define the world to be as big as the planet. Or as small as their family.
It doesn’t matter who you are or where you come from. It doesn’t matter whether you own a business, dream of owning a business, go to school, have a career or stay home with your family. All of us world savers have one thing in common. There is always someone we want to save and some type of knowledge or talent or tool we inherently have in which to save them with.
But what happens when life becomes too much and the person who is tasked with saving the world is the one who needs to be saved?
Saving Those Who Save the World
Think about it.
How does Superman ask for help? When does Spider Man get to stop fighting in order to figure things out? And what does Wonder Woman do when life just isn’t working?
Comic book writers figured out a long time ago that Superman can’t always do it alone. That Spider Man can’t always do it alone. And that Wonder Woman can’t always do it alone.
So, they created The Justice League. Or The Avengers. Depending on what side of the comic book wars you reside on.
It’s a tribe of superheroes who save those who save the world.
Because sometimes even the strongest need to be saved.
Just like us.
Better or Easier
There’s an old quote by Jim Rohn which says:
“Don’t wish it was easier. Wish you were better.”
Now, I love Jim Rohn. But I don’t love that quote.
In the world of personal development, it works. In the world of superheroes, it works. In the world of human beings, it doesn’t always work.
We can’t always be better. Sometimes we just need it to be easier. Even if for a little while. Just until we are able to catch our breath.
And the thing keeping it from being easier is us.
It’s the pride of being the one with all of the answers that makes it impossible for us to be the one who asks the questions. It’s the shame of having to seek out help when we are always the one who helps. It’s the significance we place on being the one who always gives that makes it impossible to be the one who takes.
And it’s the fear of how the world will see us differently if they knew how much we needed to be saved.
Saved from the Fear
But if we call upon our Justice League (or Avengers) we can be saved.
Saved from the fear of failure. Saved from the fear of the unknown. Saved from the fear of looking bad. Saved from the fear of what others might say. Saved from the fear of not being good enough. Saved from the fear of being alone. Saved from the fear of ridicule. Saved from the fear of losing it all. Saved from the fear of your past demons. Saved from the fear of depression.
Because we get to a point where we need to be saved.
So, look around you. Find those who are safe. Those who are strong. Those who cheer for you to win. And add them to your Justice League. Add them to your Avengers.
And if you have room for one more, please add me to your list.
And I will do the same for you.