People will warn you about meeting your heroes. Outsized expectations can easily breed disappointment. Or, maybe, your hero just turns out to be a jerk in-person. But, that’s not what this post is about.
This post is about giving more thoughtful consideration to the stories of larger-than-life figures that you take on as inspiration. What it’s really about is the realization that you truly have to consider multiple perspectives and points of view for any given story-as-lesson.
It was sometime within the last two months that I heard a great anecdote from a successful entrepreneur/founder. The interesting part wasn’t necessarily the company he built or how he built it, but what he did after it became a success. He disappeared. [Read more…] about Everyone is the hero of their own story