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How Anyone Can Be A Superhero And Restore Faith In Humanity

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The documentary “Batkid Begins” may seem like a feel good story of a little boy’s sickness but it’s much more than that. It shows how anyone of us can be a superhero and restore the world’s faith in humanity. It shows that the power of good can trump any evil.

Here are the 6 lessons you can learn from Batkid:

1. He had to fight every day just like a superhero

The Batkid story was made up in a way but not really. Batkid had to fight a battle greater than any event that a superhero has to go through. He had to fight a battle with leukemia, and he had no guarantee of survival.

Through Batkid, we are able to see how the superhero stories are a metaphor for life. We all fight villains, and we all have extreme challenges. Batkid shows us that it’s not the challenge you face but how you overcome it.

When Batkid shot into the public spotlight for a day, he stepped up. He had no idea that he was being called to a mission. All he knew is that he had to take part and show the power of good. Batkid showed us that his real mission was to restore faith in humanity.

2. Sometimes we need to be someone else to deal with pain

Batkid did what we all need to do sometimes: become someone else for a day. He taught us to put our problems aside and fulfill a mission that is far greater than our own struggle. At only five years of age when he achieved this great feat, Batkid showed us that we are never too young or too old to be extraordinary.

Through helping others on his special Make A Wish day in San Francisco, he demonstrated the best way to deal with pain. When we struggle, it’s in our nature to want to help others.

3. Everyone that took part was smiling and happy for a made up Batkid

If I told you that 2 billion people would be inspired by a made up version of Batman, you’d probably laugh. This event happened the way it did because it made people smile and feel happy. We’re emotional beings that are chasing feelings.

We all crave positive vibes and want to be part of something bigger than ourself.

4. We’re all emotional beings that feel something, and we’re all connected

Sometimes our world can seem dark and like we’re all disconnected from one another. Batkid showed us that we’re not disconnected, and we’re all so alike. Deep down we have the same emotions, and we’re connected by the same spirit.

We want to do something phenomenal, and we care about each other deeply. Seeing the happy faces of all the people that were shown in the Batkid documentary demonstrates the power we have when we unite for a common goal – especially a goal that is for good.

5. Good trumps everything else

No matter what bad news we are forced to see every day through TV and the Internet, Batkid shows us that good news will always trump everything else. An uplifting message is all it takes to help us with our struggle and make us see the world differently.

On the day Batkid rose, heroes were born, visionaries came out of the woodwork, entrepreneurs started businesses, and people started working on a dream that they thought was lost. All of us can be inspired by the simplest of events such as Batkids special day.

Think about how you can do the same and demonstrate the power of good.

6. Batkid was serious about what he was doing, he just didn’t realise he was saving the world literally

What’s remarkable about Batkid’s special day was that he had no idea he was really saving the world for real. As the crowd held up signs saying “Save Us Batkid” what the little boy didn’t know was that they meant it literally.

The world really did need saving, not from Penguin or the Riddler, but from ourselves and the struggle we go through in our lives. We needed saving from the pain that we choose to suffer rather than fight another day and not let evil take over.

While the events of his day were staged, the reaction he received globally made the world come to a standstill. One little boy made the world stop and question everything we’ve ever done.

Each time he stood there with his chest pumped out, the crowds of people watching on (and myself included) thought to themselves that if a little boy who was battling Leukaemia could save the day, then how much potential are each of us wasting.

Through Batkids message, he was telling us that nothing is impossible. Each one of us has the power to achieve our dream and elevate humanity to the next level.

“A 5-year-old restored humanity”

How can you use your unique gifts to inspire people? Let me know on my website timdenning.net or my Facebook.

Tim is best known as a long-time contributor on Addicted2Success. Tim's content has been shared millions of times and he has written multiple viral posts all around personal development and entrepreneurship.You can connect with Tim through his website www.timdenning.net

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4 Comments

  1. Joel

    Feb 2, 2017 at 10:00 pm

    Loved the article but wished it wouldn’t take something drastic as the Make-A-Wish foundation to bring humanity together. While it is amazing that everybody rallied around Batkid, I can’t help but think how much better the world would be if we naturally came together because we wanted to and not felt the need to.

  2. Keri Vandongen

    Nov 21, 2016 at 9:24 pm

    I was reading through several blogs on this site and your title caught on my eye, Tim.
    Every one of your sub-headers could be a quote or a tweet.
    It’s not easy to write a list-style post in a way that people resonate with. Your writing talents have pulled it off.
    “We all crave positive vibes and want to be part of something bigger than ourself.”
    Great example of taking ideas from a trending, beautiful story and writing an inspiring blog.
    Your blog is an example of my gift – helping others achieve their goals through better ways to communicate.
    ~Keri

  3. Nick Tsagaris

    Nov 17, 2016 at 5:15 am

    Really impressed with this article. I will definately try to follow these steps. Who knows,one day i might be be a superman for someone!

    • Tim Denning

      Nov 20, 2016 at 1:22 am

      Cheers Nick and glad you liked the article!

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Welcome to our new normal. A time in our lives that a year ago we certainly didn’t see coming that most of us probably wouldn’t have chosen for ourselves; but here we are. As the days away from each other carry on and more and more bad news comes our way, it’s easy to lose your motivation and waste energy doing things that aren’t helpful like worrying and fighting with people on the internet instead.

Nearly half of Americans report the coronavirus crisis is harming their mental health, according to the Washington Post. While many of us had routines set up to deal with stress in the past, the stress we are facing during this time is unlike anything we’ve experienced before. It’s easy to find yourself in a downward spiral, and that’s the most challenging time to stop the momentum and turn things around. If that’s the case, keep it simple and start to reach for little things to help you feel better and climb your way out.

Here’s a reminder of a few simple things you can do right now to start getting positive momentum going your way:

1. Find someone who was in a similar place and made it to the other side

Whether you’ve been unmotivated to workout, eat healthy, make sales calls or simply do anything, you can find someone who has been there and made it to the other side. Look up some great TED talks, go on YouTube and look up people that motivate you, google them to find their websites. There are short speeches and much longer talks all over the internet, you just need to find someone who you relate to that speaks to you.

2. Do something that you love

When we’re unmotivated, it’s easy to get out of the habit of doing what we love. Sometimes just getting out of bed or away from the tv feels like a chore. Think back to a time in your life when you felt great – what were you doing? What do you absolutely love to do that if you had the time, you would do all day and not realize any time had passed at all? 

Figure out a way to do whatever that is, or a modified version of it if it is something that you aren’t able to do at the present time. Spending time doing what you love will get your mind off of anything that is wrong and allow you to find inspiration.

“If something is important enough, even if the odds are stacked against you, you should still do it.” – Elon Musk

3. Don’t overcomplicate it

Keep it simple. When we’re stuck in a rut, we’ll give ourselves every excuse to not do something. Say you’ve gained some weight; you might tell yourself you need to find the perfect trainer and wait until you have time to cook your meals from scratch each night before you do anything else. Stop trying to overcomplicate it and keep it simple by finding one thing you can do right now, however small that may be. You don’t have to wait until the timing is perfect and the stars align for you to start moving in the direction you want to go.  

4. Get up and get moving

This is probably the last thing you want to do right now, but once you are up and moving, your blood will start flowing. The hardest part is getting started. Day one, get up and do anything to get moving. This is the hardest day if you haven’t in a while because getting up is really the hardest part. Day two, do a little more. Once you start, you’ll build momentum and get back in the habit.

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One step at a time. Step one, take your attention away from what you can’t control and what you can’t do. Step two, ask yourself questions like “What can I do?” and see what comes to mind. Follow through with the answers you find.

6. Listen to your favorite music

Not much can lift our spirits and put us into a positive vibration more than our favorite music. Feel free to sing along. Find a song that pumps you up and make that your theme song. Put it on anytime you feel down or unmotivated.

7. Expand your knowledge

“In times of change, the learners will inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists.” Quote by Eric Hoffer. In times of change, there is great loss but also great opportunity. Continually learning opens you to new opportunities and leads you to paths you may not have otherwise found.  

“Work like there is someone working twenty four hours a day to take it away from you.” – Mark Cuban

8. Meditate

If you’re already a meditator and got away from it, take some time to come back to it. If you’ve never tried, it can be as easy as setting a timer for five minutes (or less, feel free to start with one or two minutes) and focusing on your breath. Listen to the inhalations and exhalations. Silently say to yourself “in” as you inhale and “out” as you exhale. Even taking a few minutes to do this can help you to calm down and allow your mind to refocus.

When we’re unmotivated, our momentum starts moving in the other direction. Slow down that momentum by trying one of the ideas above. Once you’ve slowed down the momentum, get it moving in the right direction and you’ll be well on your way.

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