Hello everyone, thank you very much for visiting my blog. As this is my first post in Is Zero To Hero, I want to talk about something general. Recently, there are a lot of people coming from nobody to be somebody near my environment.
One friend of mine won a prestigious academic scholarship to Europe for his Master Degree. The scholarship program has a very strict requirement and really hard to pass. Only one person to be selected from thousands applicant, and he successfully passed it.
When I was with college with him, he is not that outstanding in front of other students, although his academic achievement is quite good. And now, he is become everyone’s talk. He became a Hero of my university as alumnus, and also a Hero for his friends. I’m so proud of him.
Another one was my peer in the previous working office. He is a common-type of accountant staff: Nerdy, cool, introvert, passionate with the numbers and daily routine tasks. Oh, I’m not saying every accountant like this, but this is a common perception of an accountant, at least in my country. Although he is a calm-guy type, everyone likes him for his good attitude.
That is about him at two years before. And guess, what he is now become? A business owner of heavy equipments service. It turns out that he has a good amount of connections within this industry, and he has a passion for this kind of business. He quit his job to found this business, promoting everywhere to his connections, gain some customers, and now he become financially independent. Who has thought in my office that a cool, common type of accountant like him become a business owner in a very short period? No one. From no one, he became a business owner. A successful person. A Hero for his colleagues.
That is only two mere examples near my environment. Let’s take a look into your surroundings. Do you have a friend, a family, or maybe your acquaintance that fit similarly with my story before? Or maybe, are you the one who is like that? If so, that is good and I hope you can become an inspiration for others. But, are you satisfied and think that you really achieve your success?
Find your Own Hero
Everyone can be a Hero
Most of us may have heard the “Hero” sung by Mariah Carey. As for me, the lyric is touchy. There is a Hero lies in every heart of us. You can rise from the despair and survive the life with a belief, a passion, a will, and a hope; and thus become a Hero. This is, I believe, a very basic ‘foundation’ to be successful. Although some people may not begin it from the zero, most are actually.
What should be done for nurturing the ‘foundation’ to open your way to the successful, hero path? It is MOTIVATION. Yes, I will repeat it again with capital letters. MOTIVATION. How to find the motivation that can work for us?
There are two things, which I believe, for the key source of motivation. One is Inspiration, and the other is Experience. If some of you ask me why setting a goal is not a key source of finding motivation, I dare to say that many people have an unclear goal in their mind.
Often we just say what most of people will answer if being asked a goal in their life: Have your own car and house, have a spouse with two cute children, want to make their parents happy, have a good career in their job, or so on. Those are indeed a goal, but is it really everything you want to achieve in your one-time life? Many of us find it hard to define a more specific goal, and yes, it includes me too, and also many of my friends. It is good to have a specific goal, but it may be not enough for most of us to get motivated just for having a specific goal.
So, I believe the more viable sources to find motivation is through Inspiration and Experience. Inspiration can come through stories or other public media, while Experience can be gained by trying, even if it just a bit. When I am inspired by someone or something and choose to do a thing for a bit, it motivates me to do even more. Combine those two, and you will find a blog with Inspiration and Experience needed to grow your motivation.
And what about that blog?
Yup, you guess it right. It is the blog that you are currently reading, the Is Zero To Hero blog. I created this blog with the hope to collect the inspirations I can find, and hopefully those can also give you some inspirations. I write in some categories that you may find easier to relate with yourself:
This is a category that actually, very common in a lot of motivational books and stories. There are so many people out there that become famous or success even though they start from nothing. If you want to look for an inspiration regarding self goal and success, I suggest you read some of the posts here.
Sometimes people need help from other (by this, I mean tools or mediums) to motivate themselves. If you are looking for an inspiring business, or maybe tools and products that helped made some people to become successful, than this category is definitely for you to read.
Are you living in a place that hardly known by other in the world map? Or maybe, are you an Event Organizer that looking for some inspiration for your cultural events? Than I have good news for you. There are many cultures, places, regions, or even countries that was once unheard but now, their name is mentioned everywhere. Yes I know you have thought one or two culture or place, so let’s move to this category and talk about those as much as we want!
Are you a music addict? Are you a passionate gamer? Or maybe, are you a movie lover? On many occasions, I find myself get motivated just by listening to a song or watching certain movie. Hence, I create this category for you who are looking for an inspiration from these entertainment media. Also, fictional characters, business, and places are all mixed in this category too. There are sure a lot of things to talk about, so let’s click the category and search for some inspiration!
Now take a breath and think for a moment: Is Zero To Hero gonna be a real thing for you?
I hope some of the articles provided in my blog can really burn your spirit and get yourself motivated. So, is zero to hero a real thing?
But, is it a real thing FOR YOU? The answer will be up to you.
Remember folks, there is a hero lies in all of us, including you. Hope this blog can help you to find it Just drop some comments below if you would like to discuss.
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