One of my heroes was my math teacher in high school. Not because I was good at math - but because she cared about the success of everyone in the class. She made each person feel like they could do anything. I didn’t recognize her as my hero until years later when I found myself trying to model the way she handled things in my work as a leader and as a parent.
Her daughter happened to be my best friend, so I got to see Mrs. R in action on all fronts. I admired that woman - but I never said a word to her about it. I have two tips about heroes:
1. Heroes aren’t always obvious
2. Pay attention to the people around you - they might just turn out to be your inspiration for something big in your life
Who is your hero?